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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    Pride-Solation is an online festival that will be aired on June 20. Over 15 regional Victorian festivals and organisations will bring you content showcasing their region. (musical, comedy, informative and educational) in order to bring together country community in this one off event! The event will run across one afternoon and evening and you can catch is being streamed live on this page. You will also be able to access the event across all the main festivals pages, YouTube and Vimeo!

    Pride-Solation acknowledges all the Indigenous peoples whose land on which the festival organisers and viewers meet. It is our hope that we will have traditional owners welcoming festival viewers onto their country, and look forward to watching this pivotal moment of the festival unfold.  If we can pull this off this will be yet another first for Pride-Solation!

    Stay tuned. More info coming soon…

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    In response to the Aged Care Royal Commission, the National LGBTI Health Alliance is holding a second round of consultations around the country to inform their next two submissions. To gather community views and ensure a co-design approach, the Alliance are facilitating online consultations to review previous submissions.

    This consultation will also gather content which further describes the experiences and challenges of LGBTI older people with the aged care system as well as implications of the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill.

    All LGBTI elders, family, friends, carers and allies are encouraged to be involved. $50 gift cards available for participants.

    For more information please email gvpride@gvpride.org

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    Did you know 2021 marks 40 years since the Victorian parliament decriminalised homosexuality in Victoria?

    As the anniversary approaches, we take the opportunity to acknowledge the courage and resilience of our LGBTQIA community, with a once-off celebration currently in planning by the State Government. We are thrilled that Midsumma has been asked to facilitate community consultation to develop ideas for content for Melbourne Pride 2021 and help make sure this statewide celebration is one we all want to be a part of!

    In a contemporary exploration of festivities, Melbourne Pride 2021 will embark on a journey of equality through inspirational arts, community involvement, food and culture. With the streets of Fitzroy coming alive as we celebrate history and build on the momentum for equality. The celebration will be an inspirational show of Pride and a reflection of 40 year “road to Pride”.

    Which gets us asking, what does Pride mean to you?

    We have an opportunity for your voice to be heard and to shape Melbourne Pride 2021 into an event which is truly owned by our communities. Join us for a workshop at GOTAFE for Greater Sheppartonians.

    Monday, 23 March, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    152-200 Fryers Street, Shepparton


    *Registration Required

    Or, find a workshop near you by visiting midsumma.org.au/melbournepride21

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    Car-pool with us this Saturday…departing 11am from Shepparton!
    Saturday 14th March, from 4pm
    Bolton Park Multi Purpose Centre
    Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga

    Join GV Pride for the 2020 Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras Parade as we raise the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities in the Riverina, providing an opportunity to express their creativity and celebrate their identity. We invite the whole community along for the ride, including an evening of amazing floats, laughs and fun.

    The parade will take place down Wagga’s main strip, Baylis Street, with a free after party at Que Bar. C’mon Wagga!! Try on your tutu, sew on some sequins, apply liberal amounts of fake tan and glitter, and get set for a parade and party like Wagga’s never seen before!

    Want to march with GV Pride? email us via gvpride@gvpride.org
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    Assemble for March @ 10am (cnr. Lakeside Dve/Fitzroy St)
    March 11am
    More info @ https://midsumma.org.au/what-s-on/midsumma-pride-march
    Come and join over 100 groups and individuals as we march down Fitzroy St in St Kilda. All the colour and excitement you have come to expect from Pride March Victoria with the added flavour this special celebration. See the original marchers lead us out again and celebrate our first timers.
    When: Sun 2 Feb
    Assembly: 10am at cnr Lakeside Dr & Fitzroy St
    March: 11am
    After march festivities ’til late in Catani Gardens at completion of the march

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    The TAG Shepparton has been formed to provide a community led space for trans and gender diverse people of all ages and their families to connect and share. The TAG is community led and your input into how these meetings will run is valued. RSVP to Sarah at info@sarahnroberts.com by Wed 22 Jan 2020.
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    GV Pride members and friends alike are invited to share in the joy and happiness of the holiday season this Christmas – ALL WELCOME! Meet us at the BBQ pavilion on Mary Street (in the CWA Gardens) – BYO steak or anything fancy, but in the spirit of giving we’ll provide FREE sausages, onions, bread, sauce, soft-drinks and salads! We may just have some bon bons and Christmas confectionary to share with you all too … depending on whether you’ve been naughty or nice 😉 See you there! Ho, ho, ho! Please arrive by 12.00pm – otherwise the BBQs might get hijacked by Christmas elves (i.e. random strangers!)

    GV Pride Christmas BBQ – all welcome! Sun 8 Dec Dookie (11.30am – 2.30pm)

    Facebook event here.

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    Click here for more info.
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    TICKETS $2ea or 3 for $5
    Send us an email or message via Facebook and we’ll send you BSB/ACC details for tickets! Ya gotta be in it to win it! Drawn Jan 2020 @ Midsumma.

    1st prize – LGBTI+ pride blanke (1.5m x 1.5m) by Gordo’s Rustic Handmade Crochet Creations RRP $250+
    2nd prize – 4.5kg Milk Toblerone RRP $120+
    3rd prize – Village Cinema double pass RRP $35+
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    Return bus tour departing out front GV Library, Marungi St, Shepparton travelling across the regions. 

    Approx. schedule (TBC)
    0700 depart Shepparton library
    0900 arrive Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
    1000 arrive Kitchen and Butcher Fromagerie
    1030 arrive Four Pillars Gin Distillery
    1130/1200 arrive Coldstream (beer and cider) Brewery for lunch
    1310 arrive Badger Creek Blueberry Winery
    1410 arrive DeBortoli wines Yarra Valley
    1800 return Shepparton library

    GV Pride Member $35
    Non-Member $50 (includes GV Pride membership)
    Concession $30

    On Saturday 14 September 2019 at 7:00am

    Shepparton Library
    41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton, VIC 3630

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