SYDNEY’S Bondi Beach and Hyde Park will be soon have something big and pink during the lead up to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to promote condom use for gay men.

The giant pink condom, which was first erected in 2014, will return this weekend – weather permitting.

Along with the condom, Bondi Beach will host a Stay Safe event, when 100 condom-like inflatable pink rings are given away to visitors by lifesavers.

In the week before the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, ACON – NSW’s leading HIV prevention and LGBT health organisation – want men who have sex with men to know that condoms are still an important part of ending HIV transmissions by 2020 as part of the Stay Safe campaign.

In its 2014 unveiling, the 18m-long pink condom display at Hyde Park received criticism from the Australian Christian Lobby, with campaigners asking for the giant rubber to be taken down.

The pink condom will once again be installed at Hyde Park on February 27, covering the Obelisk on the corner of Elizabeth and Bathurst streets. The Stay Safe event will then be launched at north Bondi Beach from 10am.

For details on sexual health and other events, visit acon.org.au

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