The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby is pleased to announce the appointment of Kellie McDonald as the new co-convenor. Kellie replaces Emily Gray, who is about to embark on a new chapter of her life in the United Kingdom.
Kellie has been an active member of the GLRL Committee since 2005. During this time, Kellie helped prepare the 2007 All Love is Equal-¦Isn’t It? consultation report, worked on the 58’08 campaign, and managed volunteers during 2008 Mardi Gras season and other Lobby events. Kellie is both excited and honoured to become the new co-convenor, and looks forward to fighting for equality on your behalf.
The NSW GLRL would also like to thank Emily Gray for her tireless work during her time on Committee. Emily showed a true passion and commitment to achieving equality for the GLBT community. During her time as co-convenor, Emily oversaw the introduction of significant family law reform, and through the 58’08 campaign, federal de facto equality. The GLRL will not only miss Emily as a talented lobbyist, but also as a friend to all on Committee. We wish her well for her future endeavours.
The GLRL looks forward to appointing a new policy and development coordinator, who will join the volunteer committee made up of Benjamin Keats, Kellie McDonald (co-convenors), Darrell Yesberg (treasurer), Jessica D’Arienzo (secretary), Emily Gray, Jonathan Dobinson, Laurie Berg, Matthew Strassberg, Lainie Arnold, Christopher Brew, Shannon Bourke, Gerald Kohn, Justin Koonin, and Bevalee Small.
Over the next few months we will improve our website, develop a stronger organisational strategy, and will soon call for volunteers with specific skills who can assist the GLRL make improvements and better respond to community needs and expectations with the resources available. The current Committee looks forward to responding to the challenges that lie ahead.
As a final reminder, if you wish to make a submission to the Senate Marriage Inquiry, which has a deadline of Friday, August 28, or help us with the NSW adoption reforms, please visit our website: www.glrl.org.au.

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