My name is Garry Burns. I am a gay Australian Anti-Discrimination Campaigner who lives in Sydney.
I have been a victim of a gay hate crime on three separate occasions suffering serious injury on one of those occasions.
My recovery has been to become a successful and prolific political activist against gay hate vilification / discrimination.
My work under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act ( 1977 ) is public interest work. I do not seek any personal damages for myself but run those cases in the promotion of tolerance & understanding for GLBTI community.
I am now seeking special leave to the High Court of Australia in relation to Jurisdictional & Constitutional issue in relation to one of my matters.
I receive no public funding from the Federal or NSW Government’s to assist me in this work. I have been doing this work since 2002.
I fund all this work by myself but costs are escalating and I’m now seeking donations from those in the community who support the removal of discrimination / vilification against everyone regardless of sexual orientation.
I have costs to pay in relation to filing fees, ink , paper, travel expenses etc. There are fees to pay and I now need your help. I also have to pay part costs to a Plaintiff in a Court of Appeal decision that went against me earlier this year.
Any monetary help no matter how small is greatly appreciated.