Andrew Guy

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Posted by The Project on Monday, September 7, 2015

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board Appointment

With quite a bit of excitement, I'm happy to share that I've just been accepted onto the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board as a Board Associate. The decision is two fold, first and foremost, having held a position with Tourism Australia working on new market development, the purpose is to offer expertise and assistance in collaboration with the appropriate organisations to increase the number of international visitors to the New Mardi Gras events (my social media channels currently have viewership in over 73 countries). 

I'm also looking forward to providing specific analysis for the Board's lobbying use, as to what the approval of Gay Marriage will do economically for this country in the form of international revenue from marriage ceremonies, honeymoons and holidays etc. 

Second fold, will be transgender rights and equality within Australia. I personally will be improving a few elements that I can see need to happen from my own experiences with the guidance and support of this platform. 

This will be the first appointment of a transman to the Board in the history of this country (that we know of) and I'll be offering a voice to improve current levels of knowledge on the topic, medical treatment options, police force liaison, media coverage / inclusion and government policy (funding support). 

If anyone would like to share any issues they have to this topic (rather than any personal issues of me) or change they would like to see implemented, please feel free to contact me anytime via There is certainly room for committee(s) development which I entirely welcome from the community.

And on a side personal note I am still very actively acting, script writing, producing my documentary and funding the $US160k I require for my final surgery in the US which unfortunately is not 'elective' or 'cosmetic'.

Deeply appreciating the support here from Peter Urmson, Chair The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board; Board Members; and Steph Sands; Founder Women Say Something. 

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