Rainbow rights in the spotlight at community forum

Rainbow rights in the spotlight at community forum

Sydney’s GLBTI community will come together at a public forum on Oxford Street to decide how best to symbolise their long campaign for equality.

The forum will also give the community an opportunity to discuss the most important issues affecting them, and come up with ways to take effective action.

The forum will be hosted by MC Bernie Hobbs, with special guest presenter and creator of the DIY rainbow crossing phenomenon James Brechney.

“Since the removal of Taylor Square’s rainbow crossing there have been a number of alternative ideas for recognising the GLBTI community on Oxford Street,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“We want to hear all the ideas on an appropriate way to recognise the GLBTI community – including a big rainbow flag – but also find out how the City can help raise the profile of the important issues that are affecting the community.”

A panel representing different perspectives from the GLBTI community will include  Australian Marriage Equality representative Geoff Thomas, Wear it Purple secretary Nelson Tang, Organisation Intersex International Australia president Gina Wilson and Lainie Arnold from the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

The panel will share their thoughts on specific issues before joining the community for roundtable debates and discussions.

Rainbow Rights in the Spotlight
Tuesday 16 July, 6.30-8pm
Paddington Town Hall,
249 Oxford Street, Paddington
For more information, visit http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/GLBTI


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