Robyn Kennedy (she/her)

A professional headshot of Robyn Kennedy with a black background

Robyn Kennedy is a 78er with a long history of Pride activism and broader social justice and human rights issues. She has held senior management roles in government and the not-for-profit sectors where she has provided advisory services aimed at addressing social inequity and disadvantage. 

She is a past Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board member and past Vice President of InterPride. She is the founder of Oceania Pride and current Board member of Qtopia, the Sydney pride museum. During the 1970s, Robyn was the Secretary of CAMP, the organisation that spearheaded Australia’s LGBTQI+ rights movement. She recently co-authored a book about CAMP and the individuals who fueled the pioneer Pride movement in Australia. 

Robyn is a recipient of ACON’s prestigious Community Hero Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to advancing the rights of LGBTQI + communities. Robyn’s contribution to the community is recorded in the National Library of Australia’s collection of audio oral histories of distinguished Australians. Robyn was InterPride’s Outstanding Volunteer of 2022. 

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.