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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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. Now is the time for…

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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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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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