Australia: Ginger Pride Rally celebrates beauty of redheads

After years of being on the receiving end of insults, nicknames and jokes, thousands of redheads took to the streets of Melbourne to proclaim their ginger pride.

They came out in force to show their spirit won’t be subdued by name-calling.

In Australia redheaded people are often referred to by derogatory names such as “rangas”, meaning orangutan, blood nuts referring to a red head and carrot tops.

Here, though, everyone was out to show they were happy in their own skins.