LGBTQI community marches on at Mardi Gras despite grief


The bright glitter, sequins and rainbows of Sydney’s Mardi Gras will be tinged with sadness as the LGBTQI community mourns and celebrates the lives of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies. Hundreds of thousands will gather in Oxford Street for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras annual parade festivities on Saturday. Float organiser Jane O’Keefe, who has been participating in the parade for years, feels the loss of the couple but is all the more determined to give her very best for crowds. “Our community’s very used to death,” she told AAP. “There will not be one of us marching tomorrow night that hasn’t been heartbroken and grieving, but we can be both.


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