Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (she/her)

A photograph of Rosanna Flamer-Caldera with blue hair

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera Is the founder and Executive Director of EQUAL GROUND (2004-to present), one of the oldest LGBTIQ advocacy organizations in Sri Lanka.

Rosanna served two terms as Co-Secretary General of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) and is the co-founder and former Chair of the Commonwealth Equality Network, a network of LGBTIQ organisations within the Commonwealth.

In 2018 Rosanna was instrumental in filing the first case of its kind at the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee at the United Nations challenging discriminatory laws in her country that criminalizes consenting adult same sex sexual relationships between women.  In September 2021 she spearheaded the first of its kind legal case in the Sri Lanka Court of Appeals, against homophobic, discriminatory and inflammatory speeches made by police trainers in Sri Lanka. 

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.