On Saturday the 14th of September, Hunter Gender Alliance hosted their first Conference- Our lives, a Gender Diversity Conference, at the University of Newcastle. The conference advocated for the health, rights and well-being of the trans, non-binary and gender diverse communities of the Hunter. The conference was packed with over 170 participants, including delegates from Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. The day was a series of talks, panels and workshops centring around trans health, community, ageing, kids and youth and resilience. Newcastle Pride was there to support the event, with vice-president Ivan Skaines chairing a very successful panel on community perspectives, and committee members Geoff MacFarlane and Jay Bellamy hosting a stall for Newcastle Pride, providing information about Newcastle Pride, membership and merchandise. Overall, the event was a huge success and it was wonderful to see such a strong, vibrant and progressive trans community in Newcastle. Congratulations to the organisers, Hunter Gender Alliance, for an excellent event.




Newcastle Pride respectfully acknowledges that our celebrations are held on the traditional Lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.