PRIDE Committee

The Role of the Committee: The Pride Committee aims to provide strategic advice to the Board to help Sydney WorldPride fulfil its commitment to the diversity and inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ communities.

The scope and role of this Committee is to conduct an ongoing diversity and inclusion audit of Sydney WorldPride’s operations, processes and events.

The role of the First Nations Advisory committee is to advise and make recommendations to Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian The Pride Committee’s responsibilities include reviewing Sydney WorldPride’s policies and compliance with the relevant laws and policies, as well as its engagement strategy with respect to community stakeholders, including InterPride.

The Committee will also help to coordinate Sydney WorldPride’s interaction and participation at other Pride events directed and approved by the Board, and communicate any community concerns about community involvement, participation and representation in SWP’s engagement programme and events.

Pride Committee Members

Names and pronouns
Jasmina Bajraktarevis-Hayward (she/her)
Eloise Brook (she/her)
Kerry Chin (he/him)
Ben Dowler (he/him)
Dennis Golding (he/him)
Steph Sands (she/they)
Nicholas Steepe (he/him/they)

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.