In March 1981, the laws that made same-sex relationships illegal were finally repealed in Victoria. This February, Midsumma and City of Yarra are commemorating 40 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Victoria by hosting a massive street party in Melbourne's inner north.
Melbourne Pride – A Road to Pride is a one-day street party taking place in Smith and Gertrude streets to celebrate and commemorate queer history and the 40th anniversary of homosexuality being decriminalised. The massive event is being curated by Midsumma and will feature three stages hosting live music, performers, circus acts and speakers.
The free event stars the likes of Electric Fields, Reuben Kaye, Kira Puru, Alice Ivy, Jimi the Kween, Gender Euphoria and the Yummy crew, and will also feature community stalls and interactive demonstrations. The event will also be livestreamed, so you can take part no matter where you are.
Head down to either Gertrude or Smith street from 11am to 9pm to take part, or visit the website to find out more.