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15 October, 2021

Rainbow crossing for Pride

COUNCIL has added a splash of colour to the Esplanade to celebrate the Cairns Pride Festival with the installation of a rainbow crossing throughout October.

The rainbow crossing will be in place between Aplin and Shields streets, just north of the Night Markets, until Tuesday 23 October.

The Pride Festival has been running for more than 13 years and is now supported by the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC), a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that promotes the health and wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy people and communities in Queensland.

Full details for the Cairns Pride Festival events can be found by searching for the Cairns Pride Festival on social media.

QC Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Reynolds said the organisation was proud to support the local volunteers who run the Cairns Pride Festival, and pleased to see the rainbow crossing back on the Esplanade in 2021.

“Our communities can really use spaces for connection, remembering, and the beautiful links that Pride can bring right now as we visibly celebrate who we are,” she said.

We are so excited to continue the tradition of the rainbow crossing on the Esplanade, including the ‘ochre’ stripe with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, representing the proud diversity of our communities in the Far North.”

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