Partnering for a common cause

Sydney WorldPride have proudly partnered with some of the world’s leaders in diversity and inclusion

Our Partners

At Sydney WorldPride, our partnerships are vitally important to us, and we value the active engagement of our partners with our LGBTQIA+ communities. Our partnerships enable us to hold more events, make our events more accessible and allow us to pay our staff, artists, and creatives.

Our Ethical Charter

All partners of Sydney WorldPride must align with our values and be approved through our Ethical Charter Framework. Sydney WorldPride at its core aims to promote and advocate for all LGBTQIA+ human rights, equality, and inclusion globally. This value informs all our work, including our partnership agreements.

Our vision and values

  • Working with our communities
  • Celebrating diversity and inclusion
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships
  • Ensuring safety and wellbeing
  • Honouring our history

Our principles

  • Openness and Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Strengthening the global Pride network
  • Building agreements that help us work
  • Contributing to the sustainability of LGBTQIA+ communities

Our promises

Our promises bring to life our values and principles, explaining how these are to be lived in relation to our stakeholder communities.

Living our promises

We live our promises through the actions we take, and our three key focus areas support our role in promoting visibility and the rights of LGBTQIA+ people globally.

Partner alignment with values

Through the questions we ask and the information we collect we assess the degree of alignment of each partner’s values with those of our own.

Principal partner

American Express


American Express is committed to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, marketplace, and society.

American Express’ dedicated PRIDE+ Network is committed to raising awareness and advancing changes that allow all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to be respected and valued.

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Presenting partner

Coles Group

Coles Group is committed to attracting and employing people that represent the communities they work in – building a safe and supportive working environment for all team members, regardless of age, disability, race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, family responsibilities or cultural background.

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Premier Network partner

Optus

Optus has long supported and empowered their LGBTQIA+ employees to foster greater inclusion through visibility, awareness and support and be a place where their people can bring their full selves to work.

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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.