NSW POLICE: YET TO RSVP TO THE SORRY PARTY
Those who took part in the very first Sydney Mardi Gras parade in 1978, known as the "78ers", say it's time for NSW police to say sorry for their mistreatment and violence at the time.
The Sydney Morning Herald apologises to Mardi Gras founders the 78ers
The scene outside the Central Court of Petty Sessions in Sydney where gay and lesbians demonstrated in 1978.
Homosexuals demonstrate in the morning march in Sydney before a street parade that would eventually evolve into the Sydney Mardi Gras.
(From left) Melissa Gibson with 78ers Julie McCrossin and Ron Austin at the Sydney Mardi Gras in 2013.
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD APOLOGISES TO MARDI GRAS 78ERS, 38 YEARS AFTER OUTING MANY OF THEM
The news comes a day before the NSW Government is due to make a formal apology during a parliamentary sitting.
A group of 78ers walk across the former rainbow crossing at Taylor Square in 2013. (Photo: Steve McLaren)
The front page of 'The Star' newspaper (now Star Observer) on 7 March, 1985, detailing the retraction of a SMH front-page story on the Sydney Mardi Gras. (Photo: the Star Observer archives)
Victims of ’78 Mardi Gras violence finally get their apology
'Thrilled and emotional' 78ers to take to Parliament for state apology
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