Mardi Gras: Our Future

Donned in space-themed silver sunglasses and scrubs, nurses and midwives will look to the future for tonight’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Around 80 nurses and midwives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will dance along Oxford Street together, under the theme ‘A strong voice for a better future’. Members will use the event to highlight the importance of fighting in solidarity for a future they can all be proud of, and how the LGBTQI+ community matters. NSWNMA Councillor and Illawarra midwife, Emma Gedge, said she was looking forward to taking part in her third Mardi Gras parade. “We need to raise our voices and fight for ours and our patient’s futures, where everyone, no matter who they are, is treated with compassion,” said Ms Gedge. “Our dream is to have a strong, equitable and non-discriminatory healthcare system for generations to come.” 2024 is the eighth year the NSWNMA has proudly participated in Mardi Gras to promote the importance of diversity, inclusion and social justice for the health and wellbeing of all Australians. NSWNMA members taking part in the Mardi Gras parade in 2023

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