Sign up to make LGBTIQs welcome

BUSINESSES are jumping on board a project to ensure LGBTIQ people will be welcomed, included, respected and treated with dignity.

Inner West Council is an official participant in ACON’s Welcome Here project; supporting businesses and organisations to be inclusive of LGBTIQ communities.
All of the council’s facilities including childcare centres, community centres, aquatic facilities and all libraries proudly display the Welcome Here sticker and charter at each site to make the Inner West more inclusive.
The Welcome Here project is about fostering spaces that are welcoming and supportive of LGBTIQ people while spreading the message to the broader community.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne says the Inner West is all about promoting acceptance and diversity and they want the LGBTIQ community to feel comfortable and safe at council facilities.
“It’s encouraging that so many businesses are out and proud in their support of LGBTIQ people. The council is pleased to be a highly visible member to make this community feel comfortable and safe,” Mayor Byrne said.
ACON CEO Nicholas Parkhill said that with approximately 140 members in the Inner West Council area signing up nearly 300 sites to the Welcome Here Project, the Inner West is one of the fastest growing regions for businesses and services that want to demonstrate their commitment to providing welcoming environments for LGBTIQ people.
“This is partly due to the leadership shown by Inner West Council who are spear-heading projects like Pride Seats, which engage the LGBTIQ community and help people to feel included and safe.”
The Welcome Here Project is free for businesses and organisations to join.
For information or to register, visit