Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras will vote on whether to ban the Liberal Party and police from next year’s parade as a controversial protest group seeks to radically shake up the organisation.
The group, Pride in Protest, also wants to review the organisation’s relationship with corporate sponsors such as Qantas and ANZ, ban the use of sniffer dogs and end mandatory detention of asylum seekers. The group’s plans are strongly opposed by other stakeholders.
Competitive virtue-signalling at work. What’s next after the YES vote for gay marriage? Progress requires change, and virtue signalling requires that the signalers be different and superior to the rest of us. It never ends.