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Animal Rights Group Not Queer Enough


An animal rights organization is complaining that its request for a spot in Sydney's Mardi Gras parade was denied for being "not queer enough."

According to SX Magazine, Animal Liberation of New South Wales was denied a float on the basis that it was "not queer enough," despite the group's claims that the majority of its participants in the past 13 years of the parade have identified as gay.

When the organization's application was denied, the group's name was changed to Sydney Queers for Animal Rights, but it was again denied. Animal Liberation has expressed dismay that several irrelevant floats were approved, including an Ikea float.

Communications manager Lynda Stoner told SX, "We feel marginalized and discriminated against, and that's really quite distressing, especially coming from Mardi Gras, which is all about making a stand against discrimination."

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