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Couple commemorated in community's 'heartbreaking' loss

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The Qantas float carried Luke Davies' name in honour of the 29-year-old flight attendant. (Steven Saphore/AAP PHOTOS)
Camera IconThe Qantas float carried Luke Davies' name in honour of the 29-year-old flight attendant. (Steven Saphore/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

Sydney's Mardi Gras parade has honoured the memories of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies after their alleged murders.

The bodies of the two men were found inside surfboard bags at the fence line of a rural property in Bungonia near Goulburn, about 200km southwest of Sydney, on Tuesday.

NSW Police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon, 28, is in custody charged with murdering the pair at Mr Baird's inner-city home at Paddington on February 19.

Parade-leading motorcycle club Dykes on Bikes paused in Taylor Square in recognition for the pair during Saturday's march on Oxford Street.

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Drag queen Courtney Act paid tribute to the "two souls who won't be marching with their community tonight" as the parade's coverage began on ABC.

Mardi Gras chief executive Gil Beckwith said it had been a challenging week for all involved.

"Obviously the loss of those two beautiful young men has been quite heartbreaking for so many in our community," she said.

The Qantas float carried Mr Davies' name in honour of the 29-year-old flight attendant as his colleagues were cheered along the route in rainbow kangaroo shirts.

Marchers in the Sydney Swans float paid tribute to Mr Baird, wearing black armbands in memory of the 26-year-old AFL umpire.

A vigil for the pair at Green Park in Sydney's east remembered their dazzling smiles and love for life on Friday night.

A slideshow of images and videos played at the vigil and mourners formed a line to lay flowers, light candles and sign condolence books, many staying well after the sun went down.

Federal Sydney MP and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek, Police Minister Yasmin Catley, independent MP Alex Greenwich, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Network Ten presenter Narelda Jacobs were among those who attended.

Detectives allege Lamarre-Condon's killing of Mr Baird with his police-issued gun was a premeditated attack after a months-long campaign of "predatory behaviour" towards the man he briefly dated.

Mr Davies was allegedly murdered because he happened to be in the Paddington property at the time of his partner's killing.

Friends of Mr Davies said he would be remembered not for the tragedy, but his "beautiful soul".

"His energy was infectious, he would lift you up from your lowest points and even in his absence, his positivity continues to lift us up," they said in a statement.

"He had the world at his feet and wasn't wasting a minute."

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