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Pride History is a volunteer community group dedicated to researching, writing about and recording memories of Sydney's LGBTI history.

We welcome participation from individuals wishing to tell their story.

If you would like to be involved and help us to record and preserve Sydney's LGBTI histories, please contact us.


A community history initiative:
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association

“(l-r) South Sydney Mayor Vic Smith, his wife Cheryl Smith, GBA President Warren Curtis and new GBA Vice Presidents Philip Mortimer, Lynne Hocking and Graham Earp at the association’s last dinner.” Photo: C Moore Hardy. Source: Sydney Star Observer 27 August 1993 Issue 216.“(l-r) South Sydney Mayor Vic Smith, his wife Cheryl Smith, GBA President Warren Curtis and new GBA Vice Presidents Philip Mortimer, Lynne Hocking and Graham Earp at the association’s last dinner.” Photo: C Moore Hardy. Source: Sydney Star Observer 27 August 1993 Issue 216.
(l-r) South Sydney Mayor Vic Smith, his wife Cheryl Smith, GBA President Warren Curtis and new
GBA Vice Presidents Philip Mortimer, Lynne Hocking and Graham Earp at the association’s last dinner.
Photo: C Moore Hardy. Source: Sydney Star Observer 27 August 1993 Issue 216.

 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA) has launched an appeal for material for a web based history of SGBLA.

The call out is for members and former members to record their memories of the Association’s activities and achievements and donate press clippings, videos, photos and archives.

Mark’s contact details are 

Mark Haines / President
+ 61 (0) 411 544 433 / <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

SGLBA Office: 02 9990 2209 / Fax: 02 9225 9096 / Website / Facebook

Postal: PO Box 394 Darlinghurst NSW 1300





History of the SGLBA

In late 1980, the late Michael Glynn, the founder and owner of the Sydney Star newspaper (which he had started the year before) had a brain child, “to establish an association of business people to promote the interests of gay business”.

It was his challenge to get people interested and bring the subterranean gay community to the surface and form an out and proud vibrant gay business community.

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Pride History Group and SGLBA member, Ian McLean presented this paper at a conference in 2015 and contains a great deal of information which may spark your memory.

Ian McLean is a retired business man and was the founding director of Sound Affair. He is well known in Sydney’s gay and lesbian community with a long history as a DJ at community dances. This address was given on the 30th November 2015 at the Pride in Diversity Conference.

pridePOD

Listen to our series of history podcasts. Hear from historians and members of our community describe what it was like to socialise in the 1950s and 60s, the first Gay Mardi Gras in 1978, and much more. 

These first hand accounts promise to bring Sydney’s vibrant LGBTIQ history alive for younger generations.

Visit: pridePOD on SoundCloud

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