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Photo by Paul Whitford: CFA officers and members taking part in the 2016 Midsumma pride march in Melbourne.

Firies march with pride

Firies march with pride

Photo by Paul Whitford: CFA officers and members taking part in the 2016 Midsumma pride march in Melbourne.

CFA members to take part in annual LGBTI march

LGBTI volunteers and members of the CFA, and their supporters, will take part in this Sunday's Pride March in Melbourne, along with members of other emergency services.

This is the fifth time CFA Pride has participated in the march which is part of the annual Midsumma Festival. Gippsland has always been well represented at the event.

CFA Pride ambassador, Russell Wright from the Erica and District Brigade, says CFA members come from all walks of life.

"We're a support and social network for members who identify as LGBTI in the CFA," Lieutenant Wright said.

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"CFA members and volunteers come from all walks of life and if we are truly to represent the communities from which our members come, it's important that we are diverse enough as a workforce to support these groups."

CFA Assistant Chief Officer, Trevor Owen, welcomes CFA Pride as a refection of the diversity of the organisation's members.

"We're very proud of the work that Russell has done and we're taking that work and making it right across the organisation," he said.

"Attracting people from all walks of life and sectors of the community is important to the CFA.

"So we have to take on everybody, not just select groups."

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