Show pride in our red-headed residents
REDHEADS and coppertops of Australia, it’s time to unite in celebration because the Ginger Pride Rally is back for a second year. Following the huge success of last year’s fiery convention, in which more than 1000 redheads and gingers united at Melbourne’s Federation Square, Buderim Ginger plans to paint the town red once again on April 29.
The rally will start at 11am and registration will open at 9.30am. Anyone is welcome to march the streets of Melbourne to celebrate and support our redhead and ginger mates.
There will be free ginger beer provided on the day, vigorous games of Ginger Beer Pong, a kids’ ginger activity zone and plenty of entertainment including performances from Melbourne band The Vanns and pop artist Luize Scott.
And if you’re single and ready to mingle, Single Events Melbourne will play coppertop Cupid with rounds of Ginger Speed Dating.
“We were blown away by the incredible turnout to the 2016 Ginger Pride Rally, and are so excited to continue this new tradition and provide a day of much-needed recognition for Australia’s gingers,” Buderim Ginger chief executive officer Roger Masters said.
“This year will be even gingerier than last, with a range of new additions and activities for every attendee to enjoy,” Mr Masters said.
And although this day is a celebration, the Ginger Pride Rally also aims to highlight the rise of “gingerism” – prejudice or discrimination against people with red hair.
Half of funds raised at the rally will be donated to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, which advocates for the safety of children and works to reduce bullying.
The festival will also be supported again by The Red and Nearly Ginger Association (R.A.N.G.A).
For more information or to register, go to thegingernet.com/ginger-pride-rally.