Goulburn Valley Pride Inc.

THE place to meet, socialise and spend time with those you KNOW exist, but you cannot seem to find… (In Shepparton, Victoria, Australia)
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    Buy tickets here.

    On Saturday 23 June Shepparton and Mooroopna Football/Netball Clubs will battle it out at Deakin Reserve for the region’s inaugural Pride Cup.

    A family day for locals and visitors alike including food, stalls and football/netball will see rival teams compete for the Pride Cup. Pride Cup celebrates diversity and inclusion in sport for the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) communities by tackling homophobia in Australian Rules Football.

    Local GV Pride Secretary, Damien Stevens, says, “The sports oval has historically been a scary place for LGBTI people, with homophobic language on the field often leaving us feeling unwelcome or having to remain in the closet. Pride Cup sends a clear message that LGBTI people and their skills/talents are valued in sport.”

    What started out in 2014 as a celebration match between traditional rivals Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction has turned into a strong symbol for inclusion in Australia’s favourite sport right across Victoria. Now there are a range of Pride Cup games that are held throughout the state, including Shepparton.

    Will Phillips, President Shepparton Football Netball Club says, “Sometimes actions speak louder than words. I see it as a great opportunity for our club to be involved in the GVL Pride Cup match in 2018. SFNC has a long and proud heritage and if our leadership can, in any way, raise awareness of the regions diversity and promote the LGBTI+ communities inclusion in our sport, then we will be supportive at all levels. The event itself will be a festival of football, netball and fun and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible at Deakin Reserve Shepparton on the 23rd June to celebrate diversity and inclusion in sport.”

    Pride Cup was also the inspiration for the AFL Pride match.

    Shepparton’s Pride Cup is proudly supported by Shepparton Football Netball Club, Goulburn Valley Pride Inc., ANZ Shepparton and Greater Shepparton’s LGBTI+ Community Alliance.

    For more info/tickets visit www.trybooking.com/VLFO or contact Will Phillips, President SFNC, on 0438 219 612 or Damien Stevens, GV Pride Secretary, on 0418 511 562 and visit www.pridecup.org.au

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    Please share this event info with your family members & friends 🙂 Meet for dinner @ Serendipity Cafe and Bar, 3 Bridge St, Benalla (right in the middle of town) @ 6.30pm then stay for drinks and a chat if you wish! Feel free to choose something from the fabulously yummy menu. Up to 15 members & friends usually attend GV Pride dinners & we always have an absolute ball! 🙂 Don’t miss out! See you there!

    When? Thu 5 April

    Time? 6.30pm – 8.30pm

    Venue: Serendipity Cafe and Bar, 3 Bridge St, Benalla

    RSVP: Damien 0418511562

     

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    See STIGMA on Friday 8 Dec in Shepparton!

    GV Pride member special – quote promo code STIGMA for $25 tickets!

    A confronting and dynamic live theatre and movement performance, examining the prejudices, discrimination and stigma experienced by people living with HIV.

    STIGMA is a bold, confronting and dynamic live theatre and movement performance examining how stigma, prejudice and discrimination push those living with HIV to the margins of society. Shared from lived experiences, this series of provocations on the stigma of HIV/AIDS seamlessly blends dance and acting in an expressive portrayal of an often voiceless community.

    This work contains full frontal nudity and sex scenes.

    Stigma relates to a strong feeling of disapproval that people in a society have in response to something. People living with HIV experience this daily, in particular with regards to intimate and sexual connections.

    STIGMA confronts self-hatred imposed by mass culture and the ignorance of the ill-informed and commercial media. It unpacks this difficult terrain with a revealing visual and artistic narrative composition.

    Produced by Devize Co in partnership with CERSH, OSKA, Victorian AIDS Council, Living Positive Victoria, Positive Women Victoria and The Space Dance Centre

    “Whilst somewhat disturbing in the truth, well devised, exceptional acting and dance, and a lesson to all”
    – Review by Graeme McCoubrie – Melbourne Starobserver

    “Dance theatre, like most hybrid forms, is a doubly difficult beast to master, and Darren Vizer impresses with the clarity and intricacy of its art” – Plunge Melbourne Fringe 2015 (Cameron Woodhead, The Age ‘Four Stars’).

    Tickets on sale now via Riverlinks. Reminder – quote promo code STIGMA for $25 tickets!

    Join us on Thu 7 Dec @ 4.30PM for a FREE movement & theatre workshop too!

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    (GVPSMS) Dinner/Drinks at The Deck 2NITE 630pm b4 Trivia 7pm SHARP. Join us? Bring a friend. Also, mini equal love walk next Tue 17th Oct around Vic. Park Lake.

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    Please click here and complete GV Pride’s annual satisfaction survey…

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    Dying to Know DayTalking about death is a part of life – let’s start the conversation …

    An invitation to LGBTI+ community, family, friends & carers, community and health service providers, practitioners, & businesses.

    Join us for two interactive (honest, respectful & fun) panels where those difficult questions can be asked.

    – LGBTI+ community, friends, family and carers, would you like to challenge service providers in why they don’t ask ‘those’ difficult questions?

    – Service providers, would you like to be more sensitive and inclusive in asking LGBTI+ community members about their needs?

    Please join us at the Dying to Know Day, “You can’t ask that” panel, have a conversation over coffee and cake, and pick up some resources.

    And… not to be missed guest speakers

    From Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre:

    Kaz Gurney – talking about real life experiences

    Julie O’Connor – on Powers of Attorney and Wills

    Venue: Uniting Hall, Maude St Shepparton

    Date: Monday 7th August

    Time: 4pm arrive; 4.30-6pm speakers & panel

    RSVP: Carol 5858 8114; Damien 0437 134 625

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    “A CHANGE IS GONNA COME: Live in Shepparton”
    Proudly supported by: Goulburn Valley Pride • 36 Degrees South Choir • Shepparton Theatre Arts Group

    Throughout history, music has always been powerful in galvanizing, motivating and strengthening communities of marginalized peoples.

    Come join MGLC and shOUT Youth Chorus as they take you on a journey showcasing iconic, stirring and beautiful songs from protest movements of the past and present; and songs of inspiration and triumph in the face of adversity. A Change Is Gonna Come promises to be a wonderfully poignant and uplifting musical experience for all.

    2pm show, Saturday July 01
    3.20pm, afternoon tea

    Tickets $12 includes Devonshire Tea and free admission to Vocal Wellbeing and Performane Workshop at 4.20pm – BUY NOW.

    Castlemaine and Shepparton Tour proudly supported by the Gay & Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE).

    You are invited to MGLC’s Mixer @ the Aussie Hotel

    Join Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus
    together with

    shOUT Youth Chorus
    Goulburn Valley Pride
    36 Degrees South
    Shepparton Theatre Arts Group

    Come along for a night of socialising and fun,
    $5 will score you entry, live entertainment and light finger food
    Friends are welcome

    You are invited to join MGLC, shOUT Youth Chorus, GV Pride, 36 Degrees South and STAG for a BBQ breakfast.
    Come mix, mingle and munch as you make new aquaintances or rekindle some from the night before.

    Cost is $5.00per person payable on the day, for a delicious hot breakfast and delectable company.

    A coffee van will be on site with a wide range of hot drinks available for purchase – anything you might need for your morning pick me up.

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    Speed dating @ SAM: Mixer & Mingler

    Not your usual speed-dating! Part-date, part-craft, we will be mingling over wine and chatter, pinch pots and clay! This is an inclusive event and safe space for our LGBTIQA+ friends.

    Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
    Venue: SAM (Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford St., Shepparton, 3630)

    Cost: Free. Book online.

    More info @ http://www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au/event-details/!/488/event/sam-out-late-june-2017

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    When: Friday 9 June 2017 from 9am – 12pm.

    Where: Greater Shepparton Council Boardroom, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton

    Who: Key stakeholders from both the local LGBTI community and mainstream organisations, as well as business and community members

    Outline: Develop a local LGBTI Inclusion Plan that will form the basis of future work locally. This informative and practical session looking at the Community’s role, responsibility and opportunity in LGBTI inclusion. Participants attending will:
    – Hear from the Gender and Sexuality Commissioner about the Victorian Government’s LGBTI Equality agenda, and how Inclusion Planning will play a key local role;
    – Have the opportunity to have their say about what a local, LGBTI-inclusive community looks like;
    – Shape how new conversations and new partnerships will take place locally.

    RSVP: Rowena Doo at rowena.doo@dpc.vic.gov.au your attendance and any special dietary requirements.

    Facebook event.

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