(Matter of Public Importance, 15 February 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
By leave: I thank the member for Blue Mountains for bringing this matter of public importance to the attention of the House. Members may or may not know that the member for Blue Mountains is somewhat of a gay icon in her electorate. She has a particularly strong support base in the Pink Mountains—the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer [LGBTIQ] community in her electorate. They are very proud of the work that the member for Blue Mountains does in this House. This year is the fortieth anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. At this time we reflect on the heroism of those in 1978 who were simply marching for fairness, equality and ending discrimination, but were met with brutality and violence.