Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities
Out and proud
The City of Sydney values its diverse communities and our commitment to our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) residents and visitors is demonstrated by our partnerships with relevant organisations, consultations with the community, and advocacy work on important matters like safety and homophobia.
We also support GLBTI community groups through our grants program and sponsorship of events such as the Sydney Mardi Gras. The City has had a float in the parade every year since 2005. The 2012 float had a marriage equality theme.
Prior to the launch of the NSW Relationships Register in 2010, the City of Sydney facilitated its own Relationships Declaration Program, which the Council unanimously endorsed.
Our dedicated GLBT project coordinator works closely with relevant government and not-for-profit organisations such as the Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project, which addresses homophobic abuse and violence in the Oxford Street precinct. The City also developed its own strategy to improve safety in the area and provided funding towards the Transgender Anti-Violence Project.
Some other important community links include ACON, the NSW Police and the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.
The City also works with key community and government organisations around issues such as:
- GLBTI domestic violence
- HIV and housing
- aged care
- alcohol and other drugs
- street safety ambassador programs.
Pride in Colour
Pride in Colour is a working group that addresses the unique issues faced by GLBT people that come from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Facilitated by ACON, the group meets regularly and its members include government representatives, community organisations, individuals and their supporters.
Please visit Pride in Colour's Facebook page (see below) if you would like to find out more.
Grants and sponsorships
If your community organisation provides a great service for GLBTI communities, you may be eligible for a grant from the City.
Each year, the City donates grants of up to $5,000 in its cultural and community grants program.
Many GLBT groups have been given a helping hand by City grants in the past. Please get in touch with our GLBT project coordinator if you would like to find out more.
For more information about the City's services and projects for the GLBTI communities, please contact:
02 9265 email@example.com
Last updated: Wednesday, 15 May 2013