Out and proud
The City of Sydney values its diverse communities. 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 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The City has had a float in the parade every year since 2005. The 2013 float celebrated 35 years of Mardi Gras love and pride.
Prior to the launch of the NSW Relationships Register in 2010, the City facilitated its own Relationships Declaration Program.
Our dedicated GLBTI community programs officer works closely with relevant government and not-for-profit organisations such as the NSW Police Force and the Transgender Anti-Violence Project, which address homophobic and transphobic abuse and violence in the local area.
The City also works with key community and government organisations around issues such as:
- GLBTI domestic and family violence
- HIV awareness
- alcohol and other drugs
- community safety ambassador programs
- support for young people.
Grants and sponsorships
If your community organisation provides a great service for GLBTI communities, you may be eligible for a grant from the City.
Many GLBTI groups have been given a helping hand by City grants in the past. Please get in touch with our GLBTI community programs officer if you would like to find out more.
Our library branches hold many different GLBTI materials. These include titles by GLBTI authors, DVD releases of well-known TV shows and movies, local and international magazines as well as many more resources for members of the community.
Library membership is free for NSW residents.
For more information about the City's services and projects for the GLBTI communities, please contact:
Community Programs Officer (GLBTI)02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Friday, 12 September 2014