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I am also excited to have announced the return of a , to be installed next to our rainbow flag in Taylor Square.

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To all in our LGBTI community who are celebrating and commemorating our history today, have a wonderful day!

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We all know about the violence that ended that night, but it's important to remember it started as a party – it was a Mardi Gras.

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This was the day that Sydney’s gay & lesbian activists took to the streets as part of a global pride movement.

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Today is the actual anniversary of the first @sydneymardigras, borne on Oxford Street on 24 June 1978.

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