QPS attends Brisbane Pride March in support of our LGBTIQ+ community

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) was proud to participate in the Brisbane Pride March today.

This inclusive event saw QPS members, including police officers, staff, and allies, coming together to show their support for the LGBTIQ+ community.

The QPS contingent, including Pipes and Drums and followed up by Mounted Police, marched from Queens Gardens to Musgrave Park, led by the Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll.

Commissioner Carroll stressed the significance of this event and commended all QPS staff that participated.

“This march goes beyond being just a parade,” she said.

“It serves as a platform for advocacy and social change and unites us to address crucial issues affecting our community.

“In a spirit of unity, we proudly marched through the streets of Brisbane, displaying our rainbow colours and advocating for visibility, connection, and pride.”

The march, which serves as the heart of the Brisbane Pride Festival, allowed participants to celebrate progress and reassert their commitment to a future defined by equality and inclusivity.

This was the first pride march since Commissioner Carroll delivered an apology and statement of regret to LGBTIQ+ communities as well as LGBTIQ+ QPS members, past and present for historical mistreatment.

“I am incredibly proud that as a Service, we have built an emerging and positive relationship between our organisation and LGBTIQ+ communities,” she said.

“I am honoured to be in a position to see the meaningful relationships between LGBTIQ+ communities and the QPS strengthen.”

Together, a resounding statement was made – working towards a world where love can be freely expressed, and authenticity is embraced by all.

To see more about the QPS apology and statement of regret to LGBTIQ+ communities for historical mistreatment, visit Apology and Statement of Regret to LGBTIQ+ Communities for Historical Mistreatment – Queensland Police News (mypolice.qld.gov.au).

Pride horse

Queensland Police Service LGBTIQ+ flag

A police recruit marches waving a flag

Police Pipes and Drums marching at Pride 2023

Commissioner of police speaking with a supporter

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