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I get asked every so often whether pride events are still important. Do we still need to celebrate being queer? When I hear these types of questions, I think about all the pride events I have attended and what they meant for me….the most recent being Midsumma Pride March, held on the 23rd of May in 2021. The march was a great event which ended up having around 8000 marchers from about 240 groups and a couple of hundred spectators. As one of the marchers at the event, it was amazing to attend – especially after the wild year that was 2020. Being part of the march, you can feel the love and support that exists, and for a moment you forget about the rest of society and just focus on the fact that there are other people like you with similar experiences. When you live in a society that is run by rich, cis white men, a society that doesn’t understand you or your experiences, being in an environment that makes you feel included and a part of society is a

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SWINE Issue 3 - Identity  

SWINE Issue 3 - Identity  

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