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Midsumma festival 2023

The annual Midsumma Festival Pride March took place along the streets of St Kilda on Sunday, February 5 and representatives from GRV & GAP were there to march proudly in support of the expression of inclusion and diversity in our community.

Among the 13,000 marchers were a team of 20 from the Victorian greyhound community including GRV Chair Peita Duncan, Board Member Bill Buccilli, CEO Stuart Laing, staff, GAP volunteers and two greyhound owning Drag Queens who were also joined by six beautiful re-homed greyhounds wearing striking rainbow themed rugs.

“Being involved in the Midsumma Festival Pride March is always a highlight on the calendar for GRV & we can’t wait to come down each year” GRV Chair Peita Duncan said.

“It is fantastic to march down Fitzroy Street with the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate the pride we have in our dogs and in our industry as a whole. It is clear from the cheering, pats and cuddles our greyhounds receive along the route that we aren’t the only ones who love our greyhounds, especially on days of celebration like today.

“Our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity is something we take very seriously, and we will continue to reinforce that the door to our sport and rehoming is always open, and we welcome everyone, especially those considering providing a forever home to one of our gorgeous dogs through the Greyhound Adoption Program.”