This week the City of Sydney raised a rainbow flag flying six storeys above the area known as "Gilligan's Island" at Taylor Square. The flag joins the 200 rainbow banners that the City has flown along Oxford and Flinders Street since 2005.
These important symbols help to make clear that Sydney is an inclusive, welcoming, GLBTI friendly city and that we are proud supporters of our GLBTI community.
For the past five years, we've also raised a rainbow flag above Sydney Town Hall to mark the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Pride Week.
We're the only council in Australia to employ a dedicated GLBTI officer, who works closely with the community, we've recently boosted our annual Mardi Gras sponsorship by almost 20 per cent to more than $1.5 million over three years and we always enters a float in the parade and have a presence at Fair Day.
We'll continue to work closely with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to develop further opportunities to promote Sydney nationally and internationally, support local Oxford Street businesses and enhance the experience of visitors and tourists.