Celebrating Our GLBTI Communities

Since the removal of Taylor Square’s rainbow crossing there have been a number of alternative ideas for recognising the GLBTI community on Oxford Street.

The City hosted a public forum at Paddington Town Hall in 2013 to discuss ways we can best recognise the community, explore other important issues for the GLBTI community and come up with ideas for action.

You can read the ideas put forward by community members on our archived forum. These ideas will contribute to shaping an artwork celebrating the GLBTI community in Sydney.

For more information please contact Pip Ditzell, GLBTI Project Coordinator on 9265 9333 or at pditzell@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

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  • Council endorses iconic GLBTI artwork

    Council has unanimously endorsed the installation of a permanent, iconic artwork at Taylor Square to mark the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2018. A rainbow flag will be installed and flown at Taylor Square until the new artwork is in place.

    You can read the Minute by the Lord Mayor for more information on the artwork.

    In 2013, the City marked Mardi Gras with a rainbow crossing on Oxford Street at Taylor Square.

    Following the NSW Government's removal of the crossing, the community expressed strong support at the Rainbow Rights Forum held by the City at Paddington Town Hall on 16 July 2013, for a new permanent symbol which captured the excitement and vitality of the rainbow crossing.

    Council's decision recognises this support and the GLBTI communities’ significant contribution to our City. 

    The artwork should be in place before the important 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras in 2018.

    by Community Engagement 28 Feb 2014, 04:19 PM