We are absolutely thrilled to announce the much anticipated return of the Gippsland Pride Initiative! After an intense 2021 for us all, the Committee have been hard at work making preparations for a spectacular return of all things Gippsland Pride. There has never been a greater time for connection, celebration…Read More
As a committee with lived experience, the Gippsland Pride Initiative Inc. wish to acknowledge the tremendous importance of Wear It Purple Day 2020 – a day dedicated to empowering young LGBTIQA+ people and celebrate diversity. In Australia, 11.2% of young people identify as attracted to the same sex. That is…Read More
In these uncertain, ever-changing and unprecedented times, feelings of being overwhelmed, worried and exhausted are becoming the ‘new normal’. The physical and mental tolls are demanding on our bodies and our minds. It is important we all pause to consider how we are coping and determine the best way to…Read More
Today is a very special day. One year on from the pilot Gippsland Pride Initiative Forum, Roller Derby and Gala and one week away from what would have been the 2020 Pride Cup and Pride Gala. It is fitting then that today we celebrate and acknowledge together #IDAHOBIT – International Day Against…Read More
The Gippsland Pride Initiative Inc. have watched on in awe as volunteers, emergency workers and the whole community have gotten behind the bushfire relief effort. As a new self-funded LGBQTI community organisation lead by volunteers, we unfortunately aren’t positioned or have funds at our disposal to contribute as much as…Read More
Last year, at the end of 2018 I realised that I really need to stop ‘pretending’. Some of you might know what I’m talking about. I mean, for years it had never been an issue. Years and years. My entire life really. I could easily be the person people ‘want’…Read More
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I’m probably not the only one, but something special started with a wonderful person at the Pride Cup/Gala so I have the organisers to thank for creating such a great event
It (the Pride Cup) was an amazing setup and it was so nice to be part of something that celebrated the whole community
Involvement of members of parliament (government) made it seem like LGBTIQ voices are getting heard
Best part was the feeling of love in the room (at the Gala)! I'd retain everything, but you may need a hell of a lot more seats next year.....we loved it.
It's (the Gala event) openness. It wasn't a hidden or a secret event. It was open to all who wanted to share whether they identify differently from traditional norms or not. I felt like everything else was a bonus but that atmosphere was great.
The forum was very valuable, great speakers, looking forward to part 2 where more specific advice could be provided to non-sporting people, for business and individuals and opportunity to network and access resources. Will be back.
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