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Youth Pride Network share concerns over ANZ #LoveSpeech campaign

Youth Pride Network share concerns over ANZ #LoveSpeech campaign

Local LGBTIQ+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network have added their voice to those speaking out against ANZ’s latest Mardi Gras campaign. ANZ’s #LoveSpeech campaign released to coincide with Sydney Mardi Gras garnered much criticism upon its release last week, featuring young LGBTIQ+ people repeating uncensored slurs in videos spread across social media. Speaking to OUTinPerth, […]

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Community backlash against ANZ #LoveSpeech Mardi Gras campaign

Community backlash against ANZ #LoveSpeech Mardi Gras campaign

High-profile members of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community have spoken out against ANZ’s latest campaign supporting Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. The campaign released today – alongside a survey highlighting that almost 80% of Australians had experienced anti-LGBTIQ+ language in the last 12 months – features a video that depicts young LGBTIQ+ people speaking slurs directly to […]

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ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras award grants to 12 LGBTIQ+ groups

ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras award grants to 12 LGBTIQ+ groups

Twelve LGBTIQ+ groups across Australia will be given a total of $100,000 in funding as part of the second annual ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Community Grants program. Receiving up to $10,000 each, the twelve not-for-profit organisations will use the funding for a wide range of purposes, including education and training, community […]

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Oxford Street: An Open Letter to the Golden Mile

Oxford Street: An Open Letter to the Golden Mile

OPINION Dear Oxford Street, Thanks for another great Mardi Gras. As always, LGBTI people, our families and allies enjoyed being cheered on by your thronging crowds. But I was not a fan of the campaign run in your name by the ANZ in the lead up to Mardi Gras, the one where rainbows, unicorns, pink […]

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ANZ, Bankwest, UWA and more win at Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards

ANZ, Bankwest, UWA and more win at Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards

ANZ has been awarded 2017 Employer of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, a special event held in Sydney by the AIDS Council of New South Wales’ (ACON) national not-for-profit program, Pride in Diversity. The top award takes prime position on an annual list of Australia’s best employers as assessed by the Australian Workplace Equality […]

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ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance

ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance

The ANZ bank has continued to show their support for LGBTI people, launching a new advertising campaign that highlights that many LGBTI people still wouldn’t feel comfortable holding hands in public. The financial services provider commissioned research on the topic and presents its findings ahead of Auckland and Wellington Pride festivals. The research shows New […]

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Westpac tops Pride in Diversity index

Westpac tops Pride in Diversity index

The Westpac group had taken out the top spot on this year’s Pride in Diversity Index. The annual list recognises companies that are embracing diversity in the workplace. Run by NSW health organisation ACON, Pride In Diversity, release the annual Australian Workplace Equality Index, which evaluates LGBTI inclusivity. This year’s list shows the big four […]

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The GAYTMs are here!

The GAYTMs are here!

The ANZ bank’s GAYTMs, that were so popular at Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, have appeared in Perth in time for PrideFEST. The colourfully decorated cash dispensers appeared on in front of the James Street branch in Northbridge last week and were immediately a hit with passersby who have been stopping to get snaps […]

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62 South West Australian businesses back marriage equality

62 South West Australian businesses back marriage equality

Today’s issue of the South Western Times features a new two-page advertisement announcing 62 South West Australian businesses pledging their support for Australian marriage equality. “It was exciting to see the enthusiasm and support that these businesses showed when I first approached them to take part”, says Hamish Johnston, who organised the collaborative advertisement. “They […]

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ANZ GAYTMS Return for Mardi Gras

ANZ GAYTMS Return for Mardi Gras

The ANZ ‘GAYTMs’ that gained popularity last year have returned in Sydney for Mardi Gras. This year the ‘GAYTMs’ have been customized with colourful decorations in homage to drag queens, dykes on bikes, disco dancing and dogs. Some of the GAYTMs play music when activated. One gives its users compliments. The screens have also been […]

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