IN LESS than a week, thousands will fill the streets of Sydney's CBD to celebrate the 40th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and this week the NSW Police Force is showing its support.
The annual event is an important part of Australia's history and recognises what many went through in the fight for diversity and recognition.
And in the lead-up to Saturday's parade, the NSW Police Force will raise the rainbow flag outside the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills every day this week.
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."
NSW Police will also once again march in this year's Mardi Gras parade.
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