I know that LGBTIQ community make a huge contribution to the political, economic, cultural and social fabric of this city.

From the colour and vibrancy of Brisbane Pride activities, to the many authors and entrepreneurs, businessmen and women and community activists – everyone helps us shape our new world city and no place is seemingly as diverse and vibrant as Central Ward.

We are all of diverse faiths, diverse ethnicities, diverse levels of education and income, diverse backgrounds, diverse households – but we all have the same wish ….  To create and even more inclusive city.

That’s what I have been doing since 2012.

Lord Mayor Schrinner’s team is proud of Brisbane’s rich LGBTQ+ history and culture and I have been delighted to spearhead inclusivity since 2012.

My DECADE OF DELIVERY for the LGBTIQ+ community includes – 

  • We delivered the rainbow footpath in Spring Hill in 2016 outside the Sportsman Hotel
  • We delivered the rainbow City Glider in 2015 in celebration of the Brisbane Pride Festival.
  • We started the MELT Queer Arts Festival at Brisbane City Council’s Powerhouse
  • For the past 9 years Brisbane Queens Ball at City Hall has been supported to the tune of $188 000 – meaning more funds can be raised for their chosen charities. 
  • In 2016, Council became the first local government in Queensland to publicly support the legalisation of marriage between consenting adults regardless of gender, sexuality or gender identity. 
  • We were the first administration to raise the rainbow flag and illuminating Brisbane City Hall to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Day (IDAHOT Day)
  • We were the first administration to illuminate the Story Bridge in support of international days of significance such as LGBTIQ+ Day, World Aids Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance and Intersex Awareness Day
  • In 2017, the administration we lead was the first local government in Australia to be listed on Australia’s LGBTI Inclusive Employers website.
  • In 2018 the administration we lead was the first local government in Australia to be recognised with Gold Employer status at the Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusion Awards, again recognised at the 2019 awards.


Some of the local events and community organisations I’ve been proud to fund include – 


Bar’ban’djee’lim Network            Brown Sugar 2016            

Many Genders One Voice – Trans Fair Day 2017                  

Many Genders One Voice – Binder Project                            

2017 / 2018

QLD AIDS Council World Aids Day Candlelight Vigil            

Team Brisbane LGBTIQ Sports                                                     


Brisbane Pride Festival – Brisbane Pride at 30 Documentary          

QLD AIDS Council – Transgender Awards Night                    

Team Brisbane Gay and Lesbian Sports Association Inc.   


QLD AIDS Council – Transgender Awards Night                    

Open Doors Youth Service Inc. Furniture                                

Many Genders One Voice Marquee                                         


Many Genders One Voice Marquee                                         

Brisbane Pride Festival – Memorial Garden Event              

Brisbane Lesbian & Gay Pride Choir Inc. Musical Equipment          


Brisbane Pride Choir Inc. Cenue Hire Costs                            

Many Genders One Voice PA Purchase                                   

Pride Business Network Association Inc. Queer Film Festival Funding