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Rainbow Fireworks for Sydney's NYE

This year’s famous New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Sydney, Australia, will have a distinct LGBT-hue.

Following the recent postal referendum survey in which a majority of Australians voted to legalise same-sex message, the Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, a long-time supporter of LGBT rights, has revealed that a rainbow coloured firework waterfall cascading off the Sydney Harbour Bridge will feature as part of the New Year’s Eve event.

Mayor Clover Moore said the display would show the world Sydney was now an “accepting place”. And with an estimated 1 billion viewers of the event on TV around the world, the rainbow cascade will also hopefully spread the equality message beyond Sydney, especially in countries where LGBT acceptance is still a long way away.

Steve Warren who marched in the first Mardi Gras in 1978 said it will be a "beacon of hope for other people in other countries where LGBTI rights have still not been achieved”. Sydney will celebrate in March 2018 the 40th anniversary of its world-famous Mardi Gras, with a sparkling programme of events.