Lesbian Visibility Day, 26 April 2022
We acknowledge and celebrate LGBTQ women and non-binary people on Lesbian Visibility Day!
- note recent research has shows that gay women are almost twice as unlikely to be out in the workplace as gay male colleagues
- actively support our lesbian employees, community members and visitors to the Inner West
- recognise the contributions of the lesbian community who have paved the way for future generations to feel seen and valued for who they are
Lesbian Visibility Day Factsheet by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (PDF 439.8KB)
Celebrating Teresa Savage, a proud Lesbian and our 2021 Citizen of the Year in the senior category
Teresa was recognised by Inner West Council in 2021 for her immense work for LGBTQ women, youth, young families and aging communities. She has been a pioneer, activist and a strong and supportive voice for all humans, animals and the environment. Teresa has provided a vast amount of time, energy, enthusiasm, ideas and an inclusive approach to the residents of our Inner West community. Her achievements include helping found Council's LGBTQ Working Group in 2011, founding Savage Marsden Giving Program, 55Upitty and BlueStocking ThinkTank, plus acting as a mentor and ambassador for various foundations and programs. Teresa raised her family in the Inner West and continues to work in areas supporting LGBTIQ+ health while enjoying and supporting her amazing children and grandchildren. We're thankful for the work Teresa continues to do for our community.
Get to Know Your Neighbour Short Film
View Inner West Council's short film encouraging the entire community to reach out, connect and support each other. 'Get to Know Your Neighbour' was created in conjunction with the LGBTQ Working Group and produced by Maitree House and features the beautiful members of our Inner West LGBTQ community. The feature focuses on the friendships people form despite differences in sexuality, age, race and gender.
Visit the Inner West Rainbow Community's Facebook page to find out what's happening in the community. The page is hosted by Council's LGBTQ Working Group.