Our Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Membership Committee wants to update you with the latest news on the Community Consultation we're running. We're asking our members and LGBTQI communities their thoughts about our organisation's name and how to make it more inclusive.
We're so grateful to have heard a wide range of feedback and ideas so far. We have also received inspiring stories from many diverse corners of our communities and even heard from other organisations around the world which have undertaken a similar process.
We have listened and we agree it is vital we conduct a clear, strong and transparent engagement process. We are now working with the consultant experts at Newgate Australia on the next steps. We'll update you soon with details of further Community Consultation events and there will also be an online Questionnaire to gauge feedback on name options.
We recognise the importance of having a consultation process that allows sufficient time for considered input across our membership, and we will keep you informed every step of the way.
A few of our members have also asked for more information about the discussion in our communities which led to this Consultation. You can read a discussion paper about the inclusivity of our name here.
As always, we welcome your feedback - just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts. All feedback is taken on board and all options are being considered.
The team at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras