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