Clover Moore (she/her)

Headshot of Clover Moore

Clover Moore was elected Lord Mayor of Sydney in 2004, the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney. She is also the longest serving Mayor since city government incorporation in 1842, elected for her fifth term in December 2021. Clover also served as an Independent member of the NSW Parliament from March 1988 to September 2012. 

Throughout her public life Clover has championed progressive policies, achieving reforms which increase government transparency, champion our environment and protect the vulnerable. 

As State MP Clover was a strong advocate for the LGBTIQA+ communities, seeking action on HIV and AIDS and anti-queer violence, discrimination and harassment, strongly supporting legislation for an equal age of consent, promoting trans rights and championing Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Clover successfully introduced private member’s bills which outlawed homosexual vilification and enable same-sex couples to adopt children. This last reform gave certainty, stability and security to many children. 

Clover initiated a relationships declaration program which enabled same-sex couples to certify their relationships, secured Council’s support for the marriage equality campaign. Under her leadership, the City of Sydney has strongly supported strongly supporting Sydney’s LGBTIQA+ initiatives, events and organisations. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.