One Month to go until the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference


The final 70 presenters have been confirmed for Sydney WorldPride’s Human Rights Conference, with feminist icon and musician Peaches taking part in a fireside chat.

With one month to go until the largest LGBTQIA+ human rights conference of its kind in the Asia Pacific, Peaches joins a prestigious line-up of more than 200 presenters from across the globe to discuss the most important human rights issues facing the community and to push for tangible action.

Presenters include Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN’s Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Senator Sarah McBride, the US’s first openly transgender State Senator, and Jessica Stern, the US Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons. The conference will bring together 1,500 community leaders, activists, politicians and human rights experts from countries as diverse as Indonesia, the UK, South Africa, Germany and Fiji for three days of talks, panel discussions and workshops about the key human rights issues affecting LGBTQIA+ people.

Held at the ICC Sydney from 1 to 3 March 2023, topics at the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference will include trans and gender diverse representation in sport, the ending of unnecessary medical procedures on intersex people without their consent, and ending conversion practices.

Kate Wickett, Sydney WorldPride’s Chief Executive, said: “The Human Rights Conference is the cornerstone event of Sydney WorldPride. “It is an incredible opportunity for advocates, lawmakers and decision makers from across the world to come together to the Asia Pacific to address the important issues facing our community.

“Our aim is that this conference will contribute to real-life change not only for the community in Australia, but for LGBTQIA+ communities in  Asia-Pacific and across the globe.”

A professional black and white photo of Peaches in a white blazer with no shirt on underneath

Anna Brown, CEO of national LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia, lead community partner for the Human Rights Conference, said: “A conference of this scale and scope, focused entirely on LGBTIQ+ issues, has never before been held in Asia Pacific and the stories that these speakers have to tell are extraordinary. 

“This is our chance to draw global attention to the issues facing our communities and a time for governments and other decision makers to create a world where all people can live free from discrimination and harm.”

 From today, anybody can register to use the Human Rights Conference’s online platform. This free live streaming service will allow those viewing remotely to access all presentations and panel sessions, engage in Q&A and chat with other delegates. More information about virtual participation can be found here:

$25 day-passes to view the keynote sessions are available at MoshTix. Three-day conference passes are now sold out.

The conference agenda, including keynotes, panel discussions and Q&As is now available on our website (click here).

Sydney WorldPride 2023 runs for 17 days, from 17 February to 5 March 2023 incorporating Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Tickets for Official events via Tickets for community events at

The full festival program over 300 events across WorldPride Official, WorldPride Arts, WorldPride Sports and Pride Amplified is available on the Sydney WorldPride website.

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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.