Celebration, Docos and Welcome
This year for the first time the City Of Sydney, in partnership with Organisation Intersex International Australia and the Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project, has been celebrating the 14 Days of Intersex, which ends this Thursday on November 8.
Today, we welcome Twenty10 to their new and improved premises at Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale, which is open 1-5pm, Monday to Friday. Twenty10 is a community based, non-profit statewide organisation that supports young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and friends – drop in and say hello. I know Twenty10 and their loyal pool of volunteers have been working very hard to make the new space friendly and welcoming.
In partnership with NSW Police Force, the City delivers Good Neighbourhood BBQs twice a year. Good Neighbourhood BBQs are a chance for you to meet your neighbours, local police and City staff. For more information, or to find your local Good Neighbourhood BBQ, visit whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.
It’s time to look back over the year and give you an update on some of the activities the City has been undertaking on Oxford Street. In July this year, Council resolved to provide a further two years support for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras under the Major Sponsorships Program. This annual funding increased from $150,000 to $200,000 – a great reflection of the continued growth and success of the parade and festival.
The City also provides significant in-kind support that includes a workshop space for community float building, venues, banners and park hire. The City continues to work with Mardi Gras to secure permanent office space and workshop space for their operations.
Earlier this year, Queer Screen took up residence at an affordable office space at 66 Oxford Street as part of the City’s creative and cultural spaces initiative.
Also, look out for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir at the City’s Christmas celebration at Taylor Square on Thursday 20 December.