Anti-discrimination

“LGBTQI people live everywhere”: Peter Longfield explores the importance of Wear it Purple Day

Solicitor Peter Longfield On 31 August, staff from WSCLC donned purple in pride to celebrate Wear it Purple Day. As an annual event that commenced in 2010, Wear it Purple Day aims to support, empower and celebrate rainbow young people. WSCLC solicitor Peter Longfield spoke passionately about the importance of celebrating the day. [...]

NAIDOC Week activities

‘I’ve always liked NAIDOC week- it brings people together to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and ways of life. The fabulous thing about NAIDOC Week is it continues to grow each year!’ - Theresa, Acting Aboriginal Specialist Worker and Court Advocacy Support Worker, of WSCLC's domestic violence service. WSCLC held three events this [...]

IDAHOBIT celebrations- with photos

WSCLC celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) in style last week. In Parramatta, WSCLC partnered with Twenty10, Western Sydney Recovery College and ACON to hold information stalls in Centenary Square, Parramatta. We handed out material about our service, and engaged a large number of community members. Parramatta Council raised the rainbow flag in the square [...]

WSCLC marks IDAHOBIT!

On May 17, WSCLC will be celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). May 17 marks the day in 1990 when being gay was removed from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Since the day’s establishment in 2004, it has expanded to not simply promote the rights of gay [...]

Community legal centres support marriage equality

Statement published by NACLC, 25 August 2017. The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), the peak body for Community Legal Centres across Australia, today reiterated its support for marriage equality. NACLC and Community Legal Centres support fairness, equality and equal treatment under the law. We recognise and celebrate the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, [...]

We support Wear it Purple!

WSCLC staff participated in Wear it Purple on Friday 25th August, to show our support for supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people. Wear it Purple was co-founded in 2010 by Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams, and has developed into an international movement. The day aims to stop bullying and harassment faced by [...]