Born in 1950, Barry Charles aka Troughman came out in 1969, discovering his first ‘beat’ the same year. In 1971 Barry joined Campaign Against Moral Persecution (CAMP) and later the Gay Liberation group at University of New South Wales. He marched in the first Sydney Gay Mardi Gras in June 1978 and became active in the campaign for law reform through the Gay Rights Lobby. He was Co-Convenor of the Lobby in the years 1981 to 1984. As part of Sydney World Pride 2023 he is appearing onstage at Darlinghurst Theatre in the show All the Sex I’ve Ever Had.