The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) are lauding the passage of landmark anti-discrimination legislation NSW glrl bannerthat enshrines protections for LGBTI people.

GLRL will host what Co-convenor Jed Horner called a “celebration” of the passage of the Sex Discrimination (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Amendment Bill through federal Parliament last month. The bill provides federal protection from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and marital or relationship status, as well as being the first piece of legislation of its kind in the world to provide protection based on intersex status.

“The introduction of protections for LGBTI people in federal anti-discrimination law is something that the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, and many of our allies, have long campaigned for and we would like to thank all of our local supporters and friends who helped make this possible,” Horner said.

Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and former Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre Andrea Durbach will make special appearances as guest speakers at the event, which will be held upstairs at the Bank Hotel in Newtown on Thursday, July 18 from 6.30pm.

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