20 February 2008
Australian military to march in Mardi Gras parade
Members of the Australian Defence Forces will take part in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade for the first time this year.
Permission was granted by the Chief of the Defence Force earlier this month and 60 marchers, comprising servicemen and women and non-uniformed personnel, and a float, will participate in the world-famous parade on March 1st.
They have not been given permission to wear uniform. The ADF lifted its prohibition on gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in 1992, eight years before the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force followed suit. Continue reading ‘Australian military to march in Mardi Gras parade’