NSW Police Force set to raise the rainbow flag


by Judith Van Duinen

Posted on February 25, 2018

NSW Police Force set to raise the rainbow flag

The rainbow flag will fly proud and high this morning, outside of the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills.


Thousands of people will fill the streets of Sydney's CBD to celebrate the 40th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in less than one week. The NSW Police Force is showing its support as well.


An important part is the annual of Australia’s history and recognises what many went through in the fight for recognition and diversity.


In Saturday’s lead-up parade, the rainbow flag will raise outside the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills every day this week  by the NSW Police.


NSW Police Corporate Sponsor for Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Intersex, Assistant Commissioner Tony Crandell, said it is a momentous occasion for the Force.


“NSW Police proudly promote inclusion, diversity and acceptance within the Force and wider community,” he said.


“We have come a long way and raising the rainbow flag demonstrates the strong relationships we have created and foster with LGBTIQ people and organisations.”


“It’s important to celebrate diversity and create a supportive environment for people to feel safe, irrespective of sexuality or gender identity.”


In this year's Mardi Gras parade, the NSW Police will also March once again.

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