“It has changed a lot over the time but I think it is so important that we get out as a community and show what’s important to us,” Hoop Force Australia float participant Kelly Jones said.
Overflowing with green paper leaves and flowers, her float was jungle-themed and raising money for the Rural Fire Service.
With the overall parade theme of “What matters”, hundreds of causes were represented in the brightly colored event.
Although its heart is the celebration of LGBTQI+ community, the march has a willingness to fight other battles, Jones said.
“It’s also for everyone to come out and say we love love. We love what’s important to us and it’s a way to show that, so I think it’s amazing.”