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Speak out

Marrickville’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning communities have been invited to share their stories at the third annual LGBTIQ Forum on Wednesday 11th June. Long time gay activist Julie McCrossin will be leading the interactive panel discussion, which is set to cover topics such as LGBTIQ inclusive children’s literature and building safe, inclusive, creative spaces for the LGBTIQ community.

The Mayor of Marrickville, Jo Haylen, encouraged residents to come along and “take a hands-on approach to making our society a better, stronger and more inclusive place to live and work.” The forum will run from 5pm to 8pm at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (1 Bedford St, Newtown).

RSVP essential by calling 9335 2143.




With over 105,000 people experiencing homelessness every night across Australia, cold winter nights make their struggle that much harder. To show his dedication to eradicating homelessness in Australia, Gallop Solutions CEO Daniel Davis is one of hundreds of CEOS participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleep Out.“I feel eternally fortunate to have a stable and loving family and a comfortable home,” Daniel said. “Unfortunately, too many Australians aren’t so lucky.”

Daniel will be sleeping rough on June 19th to show his passion for the cause.

You can support Daniel at www.ceosleepout.org.au/ceos/nsw-ceos/daniel-davis



local-news-bay-runOn your marks, get set, register!

Registrations for the Inner West’s favourite fun run are now open. The annual Bay Run will be held on Sunday 3rd August and the day’s events will include the men and women’s 7km run or walk, as well as the Fastest Dog in the Inner West and the 2km Primary School Challenge.

Each year the day attracts almost 3000 runners and walkers, and once again CanTeen is The Bay Run’s fundraising partner this year, with proceeds from the day going to young people affected by cancer.

If you’d like to join The Bay Run 2014 go to: www.bayrun.com.au/register-now-2/.


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