Jane Marsden (she/her)

Jane commenced her career in the LGBTI+ communities later than many, starting in her mid to late twenties after learning of and understanding her own difference.

In the early eighties she joined the organising committee of a Western Suburbs Social Group called Scandal. Then after moving into the inner city in the early nineties she was appointed to the Board of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras on which she served for five years. Shortly thereafter she joined the Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Community Publishing Ltd (Sydney Star Observer).

Jane was one of nine founding directors of The Aurora Group – A Ruby Foundation. For the 40th Anniversay of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras with the help of many, Jane conceived and produced Special Moments and Memories – The Other 39’ers float in honour of the thousands of volunteers, staff and activists who nurtured and supported Mardi Gras since the first protest march in 1978. She has remained an active participant in the community recently as an advocate for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Community Workshop and on the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Constitution Review Committee.

Jane Marsden stands smiling with her hands behind her back. She's wearing a blue denim jacket, white shirt and a layered light blue beaded necklace. There's a light blue background behind her.

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.