#469 Pride Prejudice and Pink Bans


Our episode this week is dedicated to exploring how trade unions have been a powerful advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in Australia.

Pride Prejudice and Pink Bans by Rhiannon Soliman-Marron

When Jeremy Fisher was kicked out of his university dorm for being gay, a militant trade union of construction workers stepped in and said it wasn’t right. Almost five decades later, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Australia still wears on, but are unions still on the frontline? 

Music: The Tides ‘Dream Escape’, Wayne Jones  ‘Brain Trust’, Puddle of Infinity ‘Armchair Stellar Crossing’, Loopop ‘Subharmonic’, Emily A. Sprague ‘Bug Catching’, The Tides ‘Somnolent’, The Almanac Singers ‘Solidarity Forever’.

Producer: Rhiannon Soliman-Marron

Supervising Producer:  Eurydice Aroney

Background info: Liz Ross


All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

Host: Helenna Barone-Peters 

Social Media Producers: Emma Pham 

Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova 

SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang