Goulburn Valley Pride Inc.

THE place to meet, socialise and spend time with those you KNOW exist, but you cannot seem to find… (in Greater Shepparton, Victoria, Australia)
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    Facebook event here.

    32 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTIQ+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

    GOTAFE are proud to be hosting an event to celebrate IDAHOBIT on Tuesday, May 17 at our Fryers Street Campus. The event will be held in collaboration with:

    ❤️ Uniting Vic. Tas
    🧡 GV Pride
    💛 Vincent Care
    💚 Headspace
    💙 The Bridge Youth Services
    💜 Greater Shepparton City Council
    🖤 The Orange Door
    🤎 The Salvation Army
    ❤️ Primary Care Connect
    🧡 La Trobe University
    💛 GV Centre Against Sexual Assault
    💚 Greater Shepparton OITO Festival
    💙 Greater Shepp Young Champions
    💜 Slade Consulting
    🖤 Education First Youth Foyer

    Join us out the front of our Fryers Street campus from 12.30pm – 2pm and take part in some fun activities, browse a range of stalls, indulge in delicious food and enjoy some live music.

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    GV Pride members and friends alike are invited to ‘hop’ on down (like a bunny!) to the Aussie Hotel this Easter – ALL WELCOME!

    Meet us at the Aussie Hotel (in the fire place room) – pay for own drinks, but in the spirit of joy and gratitude we’ll provide meals (no lobster, ha!)

    We may just have some Easter eggs to share with you all too … OR … you might just have to hunt for them! 😉 See you there!

    Please arrive by 12.30pm – otherwise the tables might get hijacked by mad March hares (i.e. random strangers!) $10 booking fee refunded (in cash) on arrival.

    Please consider COVID, masks, others and if unwell, stay home.

    BOOK HERE.

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    Join us 3PM this Friday 18 March in the Common Ground Cafe at GOTAFE as we officially launch the “Think About It? Did It!” project as part of Shepparton Festival celebrating LGBTIQA+ pride and community diversity. 

    Enjoy afternoon tea as we launch the “Think About It? Did It!” project sharing portraits of LGBTIQA+ elders as part of OUTintheOPEN Festival. 

    Registrations a must @ www.eventbrite.com.au/e/think-about-it-did-it-project-outintheopen-festival-opening-tickets-192957289447 😍

    View the portraits of those Victorian regional LGBTIQA+ elders sharing their stories and history as we celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

    A series of podcasts on ONE FM (98.5) will compliment the portraits capturing the joys and sorrows of being LGBTIQA+ over the last 100yrs in regional Victoria.

    Portraits will be on display from 18 March through 1 April.

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    Join us on Sunday 27 February – all welcome.

    Venue: Milestone Cafe & Bistro, on GV Hwy, Kialla, rear meeting room.

    PLEASE NOTE: Venue will require vaccination certificates and QR code or sign-in for entry. 

    Facebook event to RSVP here.
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    PRIDEMARCH
    Assemble for March from 10am (cnr. Lakeside Dve/Fitzroy St)
    March 11am
    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 6 Feb
    Assembly: 10am at cnr Lakeside Dr & Fitzroy St
    March: 11am
    After march festivities (for marchers only) ’til late in Catani Gardens at completion of the march.

    MUST register to march here … and if you’d like a return bus-trip to Melbourne, please pay/register here.

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    GV Pride members (FREE) and friends alike ($5pp) are invited to share in the joy and happiness of the holiday season this Christmas – ALL WELCOME! BYO steak or anything fancy, but in the spirit of giving we’ll provide BBQ, shade, sausages, onions, bread, sauce/condiments, soft-drinks, napkins/cutlery, sanitiser 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 1.00pm – otherwise the BBQs might get hijacked by Christmas elves (i.e. random strangers!) Also BYO chairs, sunscreen, and remember social distancing requirements. Look for the rainbows and GV Pride banner on the day. 🌈 Accessible toilets on-site.

    GV Pride Christmas BBQ – all welcome! Sun 19 Dec Echuca (1.00pm – 3.00pm)

    Facebook event here.

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    BUY TICKETS HERE.

    FLEE | 6PM Fri 19 Nov

    Young & Queer Shorts | 2PM Sat 20 Nov

    Comedy Shorts | 4PM Sat 20 Nov

    Australian Shorts | 2PM Sun 21 Nov

    TOVE | 4PM Sun 21 Nov

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    Combined opening of OUTintheOPEN Festival with Goulburn & Ovens-Murray: Meet the Commissioner/Fab Jab for communities including Shepparton, Benalla, Violet Town, Wangaratta and Albury-Wodonga:
    1. Meet the new Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities, Todd Fernando
    2. Hear all about the latest ‘Fab Jab’ Campaign to vaccinate LGBTIQ+ communities
    3. Find out what’s next on the regional & rural LGBTIQ+ agenda
    4. Let the Commissioner know what’s most important for your community right now
    REGISTER HERE.

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    Join your GV Pride community for a chat, check in, game or even a song online today at 1.00pm.

    Zoom link will be available on the day, posted here on the event wall >>> https://gotafe-vic-edu-au.zoom.us/j/93138758966

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    Exciting news! GV Pride has received some funding to share stories of Victorian regional LGBTIQA+ elders and history as we celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

    A series of podcasts and photos will capture the joys and sorrows of being LGBTIQA+ over the last 100yrs in regional Victoria.

    Know someone with a powerful story? We’ve ALL got a story! Email gvpride@gvpride.org to express your interest.

    “THINK ABOUT IT? DID IT!” will be an online collection showcased this Oct – Nov during OUTintheOPEN Festival and into Midsumma Festival 2022!

    Contact GV Pride today to get involved 🙂 gvpride@gvpride.org

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