So if things have changed so much, why do we still need a parade? We need a parade because in many parts of the globe it is still illegal to be LGBTQ. In Chechnya, for instance, LGBTQ people are sent to concentration camps. We need parades because in all denominations in Australia, except for the Uniting Church and the Metropolitan Community Churches, gay and lesbian people cannot have their weddings celebrated in a church. We need parades because major denominations like the United Methodist Church in the US and the presbyterian church in Ireland, have voted to exclude gay people. We need parades because politicians like Senator Fraser Anning, from Queensland, have vowed to remove all rights from gay people. Dr. Martin Luther King said that no one is free till all are freed. We will have parades until all people are free. And then all of us will have a parade together. Blessings.