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 us to concentrate on this serious threat to health, the importance of physical distancing and getting through an extraordinarily difficult time together.
We recognise that the Pride Gala is a rare and important opportunity to connect, at a time when connection is more important than ever.
It is our absolute intention to postpone the event to later this year, WITHIN 2020, and bring about our biggest and best event yet, when it is safe to do so.
We have made every effort to contact our sponsor partners, entertainers, venue and caterers, and will be making direct contact with all 250 ticket purchasers in the coming days.
It is our commitment to you, that if the new date selected is no longer suitable for you, your tickets will be refunded. Tickets will otherwise carry over to the new date without issue.
The new dates are not yet known. We ask everyone to bear with us, while we go forward to make alternate arrangements for an amazing Pride Gala in 2020.
We look forward to sharing confirmed new arrangements with you then, and making this event well worth the wait.
We thank you all for your incredible support and advocacy for the Gippsland Pride Initiative and Gippsland Pride Gala.
For now, stay safe, stay well, stay home.
Much love from the Gippsland Pride Initiative Committee