A very special friend of Mardi Gras passed away recently aged 99.

Daphne Dunne was an ally of Mardi Gras who frequently attended Fair Day and the Parade with her photographer daughter Michelle Haywood. She also regularly attended the annual Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony to launch the festival, and rallies during the campaign for marriage equality. She was a truly special lady who will be greatly missed by so many.

There will be a Public Memorial at 10:30am on Friday 17th May, to be held at St James’ Church, King St, Sydney. We will honour and celebrate the wonderful life of Daphne Dunne.