Statement on Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference


“Sydney WorldPride set out to stage the largest LGBQTIA+ Human Rights Conference ever held in the Southern Hemisphere, with a 3-day program including over 60 speakers. As a not-for-profit organisation, we feel a great deal of responsibility to deliver for the global rainbow community, and from the outset built in access programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people on concessions or experiencing financial hardship, community organisations and a scholarship program. We also intend to make most of the Conference available to watch for free anywhere in the world online.”

“The Human Rights Conference ticket income does not cover the cost of staging the event, and we are reliant on government and corporate partners to make the Conference happen. We have heard the community feedback that the some of the ticket prices are out of reach for people who want to attend, and we will have a solution to address this by August.” 

Gabriel Pinkstone, COO

Sydney WorldPride 2023


ICC during the day with rainbow uplighting on the roof

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.