Post by our ever fabulous MP – Tim Crakanthorpe

“In a very special moment this morning, I presented Lee-Anne McDougall from Newcastle Pride Inc with a NSW Government Community Service Award.

For over two decades Lee-Anne has volunteered in advocacy for LGBTQIA+ people, which ultimately saw her found Newcastle Pride in 2018.

Under her leadership and with the help of her fantastic team the organisation has gone from strength to strength, and the group has become highly regarded for its advocacy, work to create safe spaces and its inclusion of intersectional communities and allies.

Lee-Anne and Newcastle Pride have contributed enormously to the diversity and vibrancy of our city, and Lee-Anne’s commitment and passion shines through in everything she does.

Congratulations, Lee-Anne!”