Pride in Protest

Pride in Protest

Pride in Protest is a Sydney based collective of activists who campaign for queer rights, refugee rights and Indigenous justice. In this podcast, we will discuss social justice issues.


November 12, 2023 74 mins

The final forum of Provocations 2023 is headed by Evan and Dashie, who discuss the political background of  Australia's far right and the recent transphobic attacks they have organized against our queer communities. Strategies for combating this recent resurgence in far right action are outlined.

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This Provocations 2023 panel, “Nothing About Us Without Us: Queer and Disability Activism”, has Cal, Margot, Mirri, and Robin discuss current issues surrounding disability organizing and its relation to Queer organizing.
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This Provocations 2023 panel, “The Struggle for Safe Schools”, saw Damien, Darby, and Dashie talk about the Safe Schools Program's past, and discuss strategies to ensure it a future.

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This Provocations 2023 forum was called “Material Girl: Why trans rights is class struggle,” which was a talk and discussion led by Sophie Cotton. Sophie Cotton is a National Tertiary Education Union representative at Sydney Uni and is on the Queer committee. She’s been a staunch activist in the fight for trans rights and gender affirmation leave.

Cotton argues that class struggle is an avenue to winning trans r...

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"Truth, Treaty and Trickery" was the title of the first forum of Pride in Protest's Provocations conference, which happened on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of July 2023.

This forum will answer questions about the political roots of the Voice. Why is it being pushed so heavily and by whom? What does the Voice actually mean for the sovereignty movement?

Hear from Keiran Stewart-Assh...

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Long time organiser with CARR and Pride in Protest Evan Van Zijl joins Pride in Protest and Mardi Gras board member Charlie Murphy and Lachlan Good from the Labor Party to discuss the Religious Freedoms Bill and the attack on workers rights in the queer and trans community.

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In this episode, Charlie, Cleo and Evan talk about all things discussed in the Pride in Protest Sex Work Reading Group. This summary looks at The Nordic Model, the so-called "rescue" industry, and some attempts to unionise sex workers in Australia and what a union could do.

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August 7, 2021 20 mins

Content warning: violence

In this episode, Dee Picton talks to Charlie about her experience of police violence as a trans woman. Both Dee and Charlie talk more widely about the place of trans women in society and police oppression of them, and the need to get the police out of community.

Dee will be speaking at the upcoming Pride in Protest forum Cops Out of Pride! Cops out of Community! on Monday August 9, 6pm. h...

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This episode we talk to Dani, from the NTEU casuals network, and Tilde, an organiser with RAFFWU about how transphobia is union business, the importance of transition leave, and the broader fight for equality as working class trans people.

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Charlie and Evan summarise our past two sex work reading group sessions - covering the history of decriminalisation of sex work in New South Wales, breaking down why sex work politics should be abolitionist and making the case for unionization as a necessary future for sex work.

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In this episode, Bridget talks to Malaika and Saria, the hosts of a new podcast called Womb For Improvement. They discuss the impact of capitalism and oppression on mental health, the opportunity of art and healing, and more! Trigger warning, this episode discusses mental illness and suicide.

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March 11, 2021 51 mins

In this episode, we reflect on Saturday's successful takeover of Oxford Street, the Department of Homo affairs protest at the SCG and what lessons we can take from this.

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December 17, 2020 34 mins

In this episode we discuss the events of the recent Mardi Gras AGM. We discuss our political analysis, the board election results, our own Mardi Gras event and most importantly... Where to from here?

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In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, we chat to Madhuraa, a Queer Sri Lankan Tamil about the context of the Tamil community in Australia, Queer identity as a person of colour and the influence of TikTok on young people interested in social justice.

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November 11, 2020 37 mins

On this weeks episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Alex, Bridget, and Evan discuss the motions that we will be presenting at the upcoming 2020 Mardi Gras AGM.

You can read our motions here:

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CW: Police brutality, and detailed descriptions of assault

In this weeks episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Alex Bouchet sits down with Bryn Hutchinson, who was brutally assaulted by the NSW police at the 2013 Mardi Gras Parade.

In this episode, Bryn speaks about the experience, the court cases that followed, and how to hold power to account. 

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October 28, 2020 29 mins

In this weeks episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Charlie Murphy sits down with our lead candidate for the 2020 Mardi Gras AGM, Alex Bouchet.

This conversation covers a huge range of topics including the police, the corporatisation of Mardi Gras, the artists and community open letter, our philosophy of activism, and much more. 

To sign the open letter:

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In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Alex speaks with Dani Cotton, who is currently doing their PhD in political economy, about the 2020-2021 Australian Federal Budget. With a conversation ranging from the tax cuts and the JobMaker program to the racist immigration laws and education policy, Dani discusses the flaws, and the solutions to this very bad, incredibly terrible budget.

If you would like to get involved with t...

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In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast,  we discuss the recent rally to protect trans kids on the 10th of October. This episode includes description of assault and arrests that took place at this rally, so please listen with care. We also discuss the crackdown on the right to protest, the next rally in Sydney for #BlackLivesMatter is on October 26. Details here:

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In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Bridget talks to Alfred Pek, a Queer Indonesian filmmaker whose documentary feature film Freedom Street explores the story of three refugees: Joniad, Ashfaq and Azizah. Trapped in limbo for years on end due to Australia's Operation Sovereign Border and the Indonesian government, Freedom Street explores how 14,000 refugees became trapped in Indonesia, living in despicable condit...

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