Colin Ross is a Jinibara Man from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of South East Queensland. Where he is the Chairperson of the Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation (JPAC).
Colin represents the Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA) on the Health Equity Matters Board and the Health Equity Matters Board Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee.
Colin has been a part of the ANA for going on to 30 years in the capacity of Chairperson, Gay male and Elder Representative.
Colin has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV and sexual health in South Australia and Queensland in both the government and community sector. He has attended all Anwernekenhe conferences across Australia and championed engagement with First Australian HIV; LGBTIQBS for many years.
In 2021-2023 Colin was a member of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney World Pride 2023 First Nations Advisory Committees who facilitated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQBS community involvement and participation in both events.
Colin has also been involved in podcasts and video animation production targeted to our communities throughout Australia with the HIV; LGBTIQBS and broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sectors.
Colin continues to advocate for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024 and local initiatives in and around Brisbane, and for the ANA. 2024 will be the 30 Anniversary of the ANA.