Paola Ayre, Priya Gupta, Oliver Mackie Pawson

Paola Ayre, Priya Gupta, Oliver Mackie Pawson

Queer Officers

The USYD Queer Action Collective is an autonomous activist group fighting for queer rights of students on campus, and in our broader community.

We are an anti-colonial group working to address the depths and intersections of, and decolonise, mainstream queer activism, and we work with a range of on-campus queer groups as well as community organisations.
Previously, QuAC has been heavily engaged with campaigns such as the Safe Schools program, the Manus refugee crisis, campaigns against sexual assault, and the Marriage Equality campaign.

In 2020, there are many different issues we would like to focus on, from incarceration to the intersections between queerness and the environment. One of our larger campaigns is opposing the Religious Exemptions bill, which would further legitimise and protect queerphobic discrimination and actively harm queer people in our everyday lives. We are also taking action against homophobia by members of Campus Security, and as always, ensuring that campus is as safe and welcoming for queer students as possible.

We hold weekly meetings in the Queerspace during which we collectively decide how best we can support our community and achieve our own political goals. We are also excited to educate ourselves and each other this year, with fun panels, reading groups and film screenings on the (queer) agenda!

Get in touch if you have any questions or want to get involved!
Queerspace: Ground floor, Manning Building

Latest Reports

Fahad Ali reports on the latest queer news on campus

The University of Sydney Pride Festival is coming our way: a spectacular, week-long burst of energy and colour on campus to celebrate our queer community. It’s on from 16th to the 20th of September, and here are some of the highlights. On Sunday the 15th, join us at 12:30 on Eastern Ave for the first […]

Eve Radunz speaks about the culture of sexual harrassment at university

The latest audit of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) found that 27% of female students had experienced sexual harassment or assault, compare this to the 67% of female students who’ve had unwanted sexual experiences at civilian universities (from the National Union of Students ‘Talk About It Survey’). This disparity is incredibly alarming given the […]

Eleanor Barz and Fahad Ali are expecting an exciting semester

Hi! Below is the Queer Officer Honi report. This will be an exciting semester for QuAC. We are looking to expand our visibility and establish a gateway for people who might just have come to terms with their identity, or are looking for a queer campus group to join. It’s a sad fact that the […]