Marly is an early childhood professional who has worked in an array of roles in the sector for almost 40 years. Marly is a volunteer with and a proud member of Rainbow Families NSW. For many years Marly has been an advocate for LGBTIQ+ parented families. She has witnessed change for LGBTIQ+ parented families in early education but knows there continues to be the need for education and advocacy for continued positive change. Marly remains committed to discovering the wonderful diversity within LGBTIQ+ parented families and the ways in which educators can help reduce disadvantage and discrimination for these families.