Mon Schafter (they/them)

Mon Schafter is a Walkley Award winning journalist who leads the content for ABCQueer – the ABC’s home of stories and advice for young LGBTQIA+ Australians.

An experienced presenter and reporter, Mon has co-hosted the Mardi Gras parade on ABC TV and told countless stories for the 7.30 program and Hungry Beast. They also host the ABC podcast Innies + Outies, featuring uniquely Australian stories about coming out or staying in.

Mon has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest names such as Jodie Foster and Margot Robbie, human rights pioneers like former High Court Justice Michael Kirby, and LGBTQIA+ trailblazers such as non-binary author, model and former Olympian Casey Legler – not to mention hundreds of everyday Australians with fascinating stories.

Mon is the co-chair of Twenty10, a non-profit organisation that supports young LGBTQIA+ people in NSW, and in 2020 was named as one of Australia’s Outstanding 50 LGBTQI+ Leaders in the ‘Out50’ report.

A photograph of journalist Mon Schafter smiling broadly in a multi-coloured jacket with a purple background behind them.

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.