Relaunching with Pride!

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 and change. While the behind…

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We are the change – Wear it Purple Day 2020

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 110 people in a school…

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It’s okay not to feel okay, sometimes

Gippsland mental health LGBTIQ

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 keep on top of our…

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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 Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia.…

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For our friends in Bushfire impacted East Gippsland

bushfire-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 we’d like. However, we have worked…

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A Glitter Kimono – My Pride Gala

pride galla

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’ me to be. But at…

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