LGBTIQ communities

LGBTIQ communities

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Out and proud

The City of Sydney values its diverse communities. Our commitment to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) 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.

In October 2016, Council resolved to reaffirm its support for marriage equality for all Australians, oppose the federal government’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage and support the work of marriage equality campaigners.

We also support LGBTIQ 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. In 2017 the City showed its support for creating equality with a 'Say Yes To Love' parade entry.

Prior to the launch of the NSW relationships register in 2010, the City facilitated its own relationships declaration program.

Community partnerships

Our dedicated LGBTIQ 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:

  • LGBTIQ domestic and family violence
  • HIV awareness
  • ageing
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • community safety ambassador programs
  • support for young people.

Grants and sponsorships

If your community organisation provides a great service for LGBTIQ communities, you may be eligible for a grant from the City.

Many LGBTIQ groups have been given a helping hand by City grants in the past. Please get in touch with our LGBTIQ community programs officer if you would like to find out more.

LGBTIQ resources

Our library branches hold many different LGBTIQ materials. These include titles by LGBTIQ 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.

Search for items in the library’s online catalogue

Contacts

For more information about the City's services and projects for the LGBTIQ communities, please contact:

Pip Ditzell
Community Programs Officer (LGBTIQ) 02 9265 9333

Links

Relationships register: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 March 2017