Leichhardt to show Mardi Gras spirit
Leichhardt Council is getting into the Mardi Gras spirit this year with a view to host an event in the lead-up to the parade.
The rainbow flag will also fly proudly atop Leichhardt Town Hall during the festival while Council will get together with representatives of the LGBTI community early in 2013 to come up with an idea for what shape the event itself will take.
Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne said he wanted to bring the local LGBTI community together.
“I would really like to see the Council do more to integrate the Gay and Lesbian community into Council activities,” he said.
“We will be convening a workshop early next year to see what we can do to get them more involved in Council activities.”
Leichhardt local Teresa Savage said Leichhardt had a very significant LGBTI community, with many members having lived in the area for decades.
“It is wonderful to see Council participating in our annual celebration and acknowledging us in future community planning,” she said.