Community

As a business association, we believe it’s critically important to be engaged with and provide support to members of the LGBTI Community.

Throughout the year, the SGLBA co-ordinates with various community groups providing opportunities for our members to market their business and to engage with various corporates. We’ve captured a range of events below, some annual, others as they happen.

Fair Day

The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day is an annual community event seeing 80,000+ people attend the full day event. Fair Day was this past Sunday, in Newtown. The SGLBA hosts “Business Avenue” where Networker Members and above show their wares.

In 2017, we saw five members take advantage of the reduced stall fee to participate in what was an extraordinary day. The SGLBA was proud to support this event along with with major brands like Qantas, ANZ, SBS, Holden, Airbnb, Medibank, The Star, Facebook and others.

The Annual Aurora Ball

Long Table Canapés | Macquarie Bank

Pride@Macquarie is Macquarie’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employee network group. Pride@Macquarie aims to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment with a focus on education and awareness of LGBTI matters, allowing all employees to bring their whole selves to work.

Pride@Macquarie participates annually in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), an Australian national benchmark on LGBTI workplace inclusion. Macquarie ranked seventh on the Index in 2015, up from fourteenth position in 2014, and was awarded LGBTI Employee Network of the Year in 2013.