Ruth mcnair (she/her)

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Ruth McNair AM is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne and a general practitioner at an inner-Melbourne general practice. She has clinical and research interests in lesbian and bisexual women’s mental health, sexual health, LGBT parenting, trans and gender diverse medical affirmation, LGBT health care and homelessness. She is Chairperson of Pride Foundation Australia, a national philanthropic organisation for LGBTIQ people. She is a life member of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, the Victorian AIDS Council and was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2017 for her academic, clinical and advocacy work. She became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for significant service to medicine and as an advocate for the LGBTI community. 

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.