Transgender Flags flying proudly in the Inner West

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate, but also to call for the changes still necessary to improve the lives of transgender people.

At the Inner West Council meeting of 8 March, councillors unanimously condemned transgender and gender diverse discrimination. The Council also calls on the NSW Government to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 to enable legal gender recognition without requiring surgical intervention.

Council’s motion, which was moved by Councillor Liz Atkins and seconded by Councillor Mat Howard, also committed to opposing the blanket banning of transgender athletes in all settings, reaffirmed a commitment to providing safe and accessible gender-neutral public toilets, and to consulting with LGBTQ communities to mark the Transgender Day of Visibility and Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Councillor Atkins welcomed the flying of the Transgender Pride Flag at localities around the Inner West saying “The Inner West is proud of its diverse and inclusive community. We want a community that is welcoming and safe for all, regardless of sexuality, gender identity, race or faith.”

Deputy Mayor, Jessica D’Arienzo agreed, saying “Today we take a moment to celebrate our diverse community. Our diversity is our strength. On Transgender Day of Visibility we show support and love to our trans and gender diverse community. We continue to work together to serve our diverse communities and will ensure our Inner West is central to the World Pride celebrations in 2023.”

For further information please contact Jonny Browne 0411 549 580 or Jonny.Browne@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 31 Mar 2022