Working to provide visibility, engagement, awareness and celebration to LGBTQI+ Gippslanders



Pride Gala 2020

GIPPSLAND PRIDE INITIATIVE INC. IS PROUD TO PRESENT – PRIDE GALA 2020!  (New date announced)     Book Tickets Now Saturday November 28, at Gippsland the Pride Gala returns, bigger and better after an amazing event in 2019.  Tell us more…. This very special evening is built for and by our LGBTQI+ community. To come…

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midsumma carnival

Midsumma Carnival

Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Festival each year. Midsumma Carnival is an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. The event provides a fitting opening to the festival each year. In itself, Carnival is a huge single-day event running from 11am until…

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2nd Annual Roller Derby Pride Cup – Gippsland

GPI Inc will be supporting @Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby with the 2nd Annual Roller Derby Pride Cup – Gippsland, on Saturday May 23rd at Lardner Park. Event details can be found at

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Latest Updates

Pride Gala 2020 – New date announced Saturday 28th November

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…

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Pride Gala 2020 Postponed For Now

To our wonderful Gippsland Pride Community, Gippsland’s biggest LGBTQI event – the Gippsland Pride Gala, unavoidably needs to be postponed. Scheduled for Saturday 23rd May at Lardner Park’s Event Centre, the Gippsland Pride Initiative Committee unanimously agree that this scheduled date for our Annual Pride Gala is no longer viable.…

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bushfire-east gippsland

For our friends in Bushfire impacted East Gippsland

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…

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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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PO Box 477
Warragul, VIC 3820

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