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Star Observer issue 1216
What a weekend! Sydney was awash with colour, glitter and all things fabulous last Saturday night as around 10,000 people participated in the annual Mardi Gras Parade, and over 100,000 lined Oxford and Flinders streets to watch. The Parade, now in its 36th year, is one of the largest and most iconic LGBTI pride celebrations in the world, and the official Party afterwards one of the largest of its kind. This week’s edition, we give you a wrap-up of weekend, complete with eight pages worth of photos.
In other news, we reveal a new anti-homophobia campaign that attracted big names from all of Australia’s major sporting codes, including Harry Kewell and the elusive Alessandro Del Piero. We also report on plans to have a rainbow flag installed at Sydney’s Taylor Square in the interim before a permanent LGBTI memorial artwork is installed; moves in NSW Parliament to end forced divorce of trans* people; a special health and addiction theme for our opinion pages; a preview of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival; and much more.