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The Pride hijab is back and this time it’s going to Sydney’s Mardi Gras

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Drag icon Mable Syrup models the Pride headscarf. | Photo: Supplied

The Pride hijab that supported LGBTI Australians in their mission to achieve marriage equality is back in time for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

MOGA is an Australian-Muslim owned fashion label with a large Islamic following.

When it released its Pride headscarf during the postal survey on marriage equality it was not sure if it would receive a negative reaction.

But the team at MOGA were over the moon when the response was overwhelmingly positive. Demand was so high for the scarf that it sold out in just six days.

Mardi Gras Pride gear

One of the world’s biggest LGBTI festivals, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, is in full swing.

MOGA is about to become the first Muslim fashion company to support it.

More than 500,000 people are expected to attend Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary festival this year.

So MOGA invited veteran drag performer Mable Syrup, bisexual model and activist Kalida Edwards and Chris McCubbin to star in its Mardi Gras photo shoot.

Three models standing behind each other with pride scarves against a red wall

Chris McCubbin, Kalida Edwards and Mable Syrup model the Pride headscarves. | Photo: Supplied

Its founder Azahn Munas said its Mardi Gra campaign was a chance to to highlight the diversity of crowds who attend the festival.

‘We also wanted to celebrate the diverse nature of our fans, who range from trendy Muslim ‘hijabsters’ to festival goers to drag queens, who all love our bold and colourful designs,’ Munas said.

‘And if anyone tries to rain on your parade, always remember that people, regardless of their race, gender or sexuality are equal and are always welcome to love.’

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