Joe Ball (he/him)

A photograph of Joe Ball

Joe Ball is a longstanding LGBTIQA+ advocate and CEO of Switchboard Victoria. Joe believes in grass roots solutions to systemic issues and draws upon LGBTIQA+ history and the work of LGBTIQA+ activists who have paved the way to guide his work. In 2020 Joe was honoured as an Award recipient in the 50 Outstanding LGBTI+ Leaders in Australia.

Joe proudly identifies as a transgender man and uses the pronouns he/him. Joe works and lives on the lands of the Kulin Nation in Narrm (Melbourne, Victoria). 

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.