Uniformed Queensland police to march in Brisbane Pride for the first time

 The start of the 2014 Brisbane Pride rally.
 The start of the 2014 Brisbane Pride rally. Photo: Michelle Smith

A ban on Queensland police marching in gay pride events in uniform has been lifted just weeks prior to the Brisbane Pride Festival.

Police commissioner Ian Stewart said when he was asked whether off-duty officers could attend the Brisbane Pride Festival march on September 19 in their Queensland Police Service uniforms, he had no hesitation in agreeing.

“In other states, police regularly are involved in those marches to show support and to show that we are a diverse community ourselves,” he told Fairfax Media.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/uniformed-queensland-police-to-march-in-brisbane-pride-for-the-first-time-20150829-gjaq42.html

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Author: Garry Burns

Gary Burns is an Australian anti-discrimination campaigner. He successfully tested the homosexual vilification provisions of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 with a complaint of personal homosexual vilification against broadcaster John Laws and Sydney radio station 2UE that concluded in his favour in 2002.[1] Burns went on to front public interest cases against high profile figures and media establishments for unlawful homosexual vilification.

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