Home' LOTL : January 2005 Contents Suzanne Speirs was born on May 14 1968 in Sydney.
During her 37 years, Sue was many things: a talented DJ,
, a brilliant student, a dear member of a close knit family, and a
loving partner to Lou-Anne Lind for seven years. She was known
by those closest to her as a loving, generous, adventurous,
strong, bright person, with an intensity that was hard to match.
She had a great love for music and spent over 10 years
working as a professional DJ in Sydney during a time that saw
female DJs, once rare, rise in prominence. She had an
exceptional gift for reaching people through her music and her
talent earned her multiple sets at most of the major Sydney
parties including Mardi Gras, Sleaze, PRIDE NYE and the
Harbour Party. She was also given a residency at the legendary
Heaven nightclub in London.
Being an adventurous spirit, Sue travelled a great deal in her
life visiting Europe, south east Asia, the US, Canada and Japan.
She loved the water and was happiest sliding down the waves on
her boogie board and shrieking with delight together with Lou-
Anne. Sue also adored her little dog Scrappy who was constantly
at her side.
Sue cared passionately about a number of social justice and
environmental issues. She was a staunch believer in ending
animal cruelty and was a strong believer in protecting the
environment, especially the rainforests, coastlines and oceans.
Perhaps her strongest commitment was to the environmental
movement in Australia and she most recently spent time
dedicated to studying in this field. She scored in the top 5 per
cent of the state for her matriculation and was accepted into the
University of NSW to undertake a Bachelor of Science
SYDNEY'S GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY
MOURNS THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS
BRIGHTEST STARS AND INDIVIDUALS, SIOUX
SPEARS, WHO PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY
She was also an active part of Sydney's GLBT communities
and ser ved for two years as a Director on the Board of the
Sydney PRIDE Centre. She played an active part in producing
the PRIDE Week celebrations, the first of PRIDE's
Revolution Dance parties and assisted with NYE and other
In honour of Sue's commitment to the community, her
family and friends will be establishing a Trust Fund via the
PRIDE Centre to provide some support for young up and
coming DJs. Sue's great love for music and her exceptional gift
for reaching people with her music will live long in people's
memories, and live on in the community's spirit.
Sue will be deeply missed by the PRIDE Board and
everyone else who knew her.
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