Our Vision

Trans and gender diverse people as equal citizens of the world.

Our Mission

To foster a sense of belonging and empower trans and gender diverse people.

Across Australia, we:

  • Advocate for, and promote visibility of, trans and gender diverse rights through events, education and advisory roles,
  • Provide community connection through online spaces & public events,
  • Support parents, partners, colleagues and friends of trans and gender diverse people to become strong allies,
  • Partner with aligned organisations to maximise change making through collaboration,
  • Build a strong national network of organisations and community groups that provide clear pathways to trans and gender diverse-friendly resources.

Trans Pride Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and pays our respect to all First Peoples Elders, past, present and emerging, extending this respect to all Brother Boys and Sister Girls and other Aboriginal trans and gender diverse people. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community.

TPA Patrons

Peta Friend

Peta Friend


Peta (she/her) is a trans advocate, speaker and small business owner. She has spoken about TGD issues at many events including the largest Marriage Equality rally at Town Hall.
She founded and was featured as a speaker in Trans Stories – 40 Years; which has gone on to tour nationally.
Peta was an 2018 Community Hero Honour Award nominee.




AJ Brown is a proud Gender Queer Person (Non Binary – trans masculine). 

Growing up in Derbyshire in the UK they travelled to Sydney, Australia at 21 in search of the LGBTQI+ community. 

 They are on the committee for Transgender Health NSW , MoH and admin of TPA Family, Friends and Allies, Transgender International + LGBTQI International News  

 AJ has spoken at TSP’s Trans Stories a Celebration for Pride Week, Trans Stories – 40 Years for TSP + Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras headlining the Queer Thinking Festival at Carraigeworks and Queers Stories, Community model for the Aurora Foundations [STYLE]aGender. In the corporate sector AJ has spoken at events for Out for Australia, Goldman Sachs and the Macquarie Bank.

Board of Directors

Anna Pye

Anna Pye


President/ Treasurer

I transitioned seven years ago, before which I have always been an ally of the LGBTQI+ community.

I have 40+ years sales based experience, from 20 years in the music industry to my current role at a major IT corporation. I have also owned my own business and understand the logistics of wearing more than one hat at a time, the importance of listening and then moving forward solution based. My passions also include mentoring and guiding others, and I love to create, including designing the T-Shirts for this year’s TPA Mardi Gras entry. 

Within TPA, I have sat on the board for the past two years, and at last year’s TPA AGM voted as a full board member and Treasurer. I have been closely working with AJ on TPA activities, including preparations of the past two Mardi Gras entrees, media interviews, and attending regional and rural LGBTQI+ festivals and events, including Queer screen, Out For Australia, Daylesford Chill Out Festival, to name a few.

I believe that with these combined skills and my passion for supporting and advocating for the trans and gender-diverse community, Trans Pride Australia will grow,  create safe spaces for all in our community and echo the community’s voice. 

Andy Kaladelfos

(They /Them)

Deputy President

Warner Ward

(They /Them)


Chris McAllister

Board Director – Events

Our History


Co-founder and founding President, Peta Friend, was watching a scene from I am Cait where Caitlin Jenner and Candis Cayne were chatting and laughing about all things trans and she realised she was craving this kind of friendship and connection with her own trans siblings in Sydney, Australia. So she invited friends Penny Clifford, Colleen Windsor, Victoria Anthony and Chi Chi Farrugia to lunch and they plotted and planned a social group. A place they could meet up in person once a month and stay connected online. Penny Clifford came up with the name Trans Sydney Pride and the group was born.

Acknowledgment of Service

We acknowledge the following people for service to TPA

  • Peta Friend

  • Katherine Wolfgramme

  • Colleen Windsor

  • Penny Clifford

  • Apple Jack (AJ) Freshwater Brown

  • Lisa Freshwater

  • Victoria Anthony

  • Chi Chi Farrugi

  • Carol Muler

  • Joel Wilson

  • Jessica Rose

  • Rachel James

  • Joël Murry

  • Isabel Kenner

Partners and Supporters

TPA acknowledges the support and partnership of the following organisations and people, without whom our projects and presence wouldn’t be possible.

  • ACON Health

  • Annecto – Mike Hercock

  • Aurora Group

  • Dowson & Turco – Nicholas Stewart & team

  • IAG Personal Insurance – Caitlin Hall

  • FEM – Lisa Freshwater

  • Your Content Goes Here
  • Out For Australia – Emily Scott & team

  • Stone Wall – Candice Box

  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

  • Queer Screen- Lisa Rose

  • Red Balloon – Rhett Pearson

  • The Luxe Co – Tina Hutton and team

Annual Report

Download the Trans Pride Australia Annual Report 2020-2021 here.

Download the Trans Pride Australia Annual Report 2021-2022  here.

TPA Annual Reports 2021-22

Contact Us

Trans Pride Australia is always open to hearing from you with comments, questions, feedback and enquiries on how we can continue to support, advocate for and celebrate trans and gender diverse people, along with the broader LGBTQIA+ community.