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Instagram.One person celebrated in the comments writing, "Congratulations to everyone who has campaigned for this over the years."But others were wary: "Their participation this year was untenable but I'm concerned it will result in a massive negative presence at the parade.

We all know they have form for holding grudges, protecting their own, and retaliation. Stay safe everyone."A post shared by instagramPolice in Australia, especially in Sydney have a fraught history with the LGBTQ+ community.

While the state parliament and police apologized to the '78ers'— the men and women brutalized at the first Mardi Gras— police were prolific in targeting gay people and ignoring gay hate crimes, including the murder of gay American student Scott Johnson in 1988.While updating the media on the search for Baird and Davies, NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb apologized for the force's inability to "adequately and fairly" investigate crimes against LGBTQI+.Webb's statement came after the results of the Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes in NSW."To the victims and families that NSW Police failed by not adequately and fairly investigating those deaths between 1970 and 2010, I am sorry," she said.Newsweek is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and finding connections in the search for common ground.Newsweek is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and finding connections in the search for common ground..

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