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

Queer Officers’ Report – Week 3, Sem 1, 2017

Andrea Zephyr, William Edwards and Connor Parissis Upcoming events (LGBTI only): Next Meeting: 3pm Monday, 20th of March Queer Honi Meeting: 2pm Wednesday, 22nd of March Upcoming events (for everyone): Rainbow Campus Meeting: 4pm Monday, 27th of March. Trans Day of Visibility: Friday, 31st of March (Stay tuned for our events!) Pride Week: Week 6, […]

Queer Officer’s Report – Week 8, Sem 2, 2016

Evan Jones and Marcus Wong The first month of the semester has been just as strong as any this year and we’re lucky to have remained so active. We attended the rally called by Community Action Against Homophobia on the anniversary of the 2004 amendment that specifically defined marriage as between a man and a […]

Queer Officer’s Report – Week 1, Sem 2, 2016

Marcus Wong & Evan Jones It’s been a busy year all-round and the past couple of months have certainly been no exception. We protested La Trobe University in the aftermath of Roz Ward’s dismissal. Following that we protested the Drummoyne Baptist Church’s event that hosted Brett Lee-Price who has expressed extremely transphobic views, including offering […]