It’s been 45 years since the trailblazing 78ers stepped out of the bars and into the streets in protest. 

Since that first Mardi Gras, we’ve come so far. We’ve got so much to celebrate, but there’s so much more to do.

That’s why we’re calling on the Federal Government to:    

  1. Fix our laws to ensure LGBTIQ+ people are free from discrimination 
  1. Get government delivering on LGBTIQ+ equality and wellbeing  
  1. Support LGBTIQ+ human rights across Asia and the Pacific  

Will you be part of what’s next for LGBTIQ+ equality? 

Partnering with Pride

Read the report: The case for Australian action on equality in our region.

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This Sydney WorldPride, there’s much to celebrate; but there’s so much more to do.  

What would it take to get government delivering on LGBTIA+ equality and wellbeing?  

LGBTIQ+ people experience disproportionately high rates of depression, anxiety, suicide and self-harm when compared to the rest of the population. To improve these indicators, we must address the social stigma and legal discrimination that drives the disadvantage and distress that LGBTIQ+ still experience, simply because of who they are or whom they love.  

The government must:  

  1. Count LGBTIQ+ people properly in the next census
  2. Increase funding for LGBTIQ+ suicide prevention and mental health
  3. Ensure better access to gender affirming healthcare 
  4. Work with the states to end LGBTQA+ conversion practices 
  5. Work with states to end deferrable medical interventions on intersex people without their consent 
  6. Ensure government decision making and services are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people 
  7. Increase support for LGBTIQ+ community organisations 


Australia’s role supporting LGBTIQ+ rights around the world.  

Asia Pacific region is home to a vibrant and growing LGBTIQ+ rights movement. Local communities and their allies are building real momentum for equality, with six Pacific Island countries decriminalising same-sex relationships since 2005, winding back – in some instances – colonial era laws. 

Australia has the opportunity to better support LGBTIQ+ leadership in the region and globally, by Partnering with Pride to:  

  • Develop a strategy to guide Australia’s  support for  LGBTQ+ human rights   
  • Provide $15 million per year for LGBTIQ+ community groups in the region to help prevent legal and social stigma and discrimination 
  • Ensure Australia’s high-level representatives promote and uphold the rights of LGBTIQ+ people around the world

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