A longstanding Delegate and LGBTQIA+ activist passed away
The PSA CPSU NSW is mourning Fabian LoSchiavo who, in addition to his work as a Delegate, was a pioneer of LGBTQIA+ rights in NSW.
Mr LoSchiavo was a 78er, one of the original protesters to take the streets at an event that is now the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. He later gained fame as a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence wearing nuns’ habits to community events and parties.
While some critics thought the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was a group ridiculing Christianity, Mr LoSchiavo was actually an active member of the St Luke’s Anglican Church community in Enmore and, as a young man, was a novice Catholic priest.
He realised he could not, as a gay man, continue with his training. However, refused to surrender his religious convictions, deciding he could be both a practising Christian and a gay man. He was the founder of AngGays, a support group for gay Anglicans.
In his work life, Mr LoSchiavo was a Delegate for PSA members in State Archives and Records. He retired in 2012.