Sydney Star Observer, Thursday January 22, 1988 (Issue 389)
[showads ad=MREC] DURING the late 1990s there was an increased push towards reconciliation between Indigenous Australians and the wider community, a movement that a number of LGBTI groups and community members were involved in.
In 1998 the newly formed Queers for Reconciliation advocated for reconciliation and proposed a float for the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.
A spokesperson for the group at the time said: “I can’t wait to be in the parade under the banner of Queers for Reconciliation… I would love it if the whole parade marched under that banner.”
At the time, some people questioned whether the lesbian, gay, and trans communities should be involved — forgetting that there were of course lesbian, gay, and trans Indigenous Australians.
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