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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    Join us for finger food, wine and networking from 6.15PM for the 7.00PM event – don’t be late!

    Is there more to being queer than coming out and getting married? Critically acclaimed storytelling night Queerstories will be making its way to Shepparton for one night only, featuring a diverse line up of LGBTIQ+ speakers sharing their stories. From the heart warming to downright hilarious, enjoy unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

    Queerstories has been selling out shows around the country for 2 years, bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage.
    Stories from around the country are available on a popular podcast, and as a collection published by Hachette Australia.
    This event is Auslan interpreted.

    Hosted by Maeve Marsden and supported by Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. and Shepparton Festival.

    Tickets $25 or $20 concession and GV Pride members.
    (NOTE: We charge <65 cents to cover the EFT fee and TryBooking charges a 50 cent booking fee, total $1+ … thanks for understanding.)

    Location: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY – SHEPPARTON
    210 FRYERS STREET, SHEPPARTON, VIC 3630

    On Thursday 21 March 2019 at 6:15pm

    More info? Contact Damien on 0418511562 or gvpride@gvpride.org

    Funding support provided by the Victorian Government – Equality Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet and Shepparton Festival.

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    PRIDEMARCH
    Jump on the 22-seater bus departing Marungi Street, Shepparton Library on Sun 3 Feb @ 7.00am sharp (returns approx. 7pm). Facebook event.
    $40pp for members ($25 concession), $50pp for non-members – BOOK NOW!
    Contact Georgie via president@gvpride.org or 0401168229 to lock in your seat – MUST confirm your seat NOW! Cash payment MUST be received BEFORE boarding the bus by Fri 25 Jan.
    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 3 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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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – AIDS Awareness Week 

    Mon 26 Nov – Sat 1 Dec 

    10am – 4pm 

    2 volunteers required for 3hrs per shift to sit out front John Anderson Amcal Pharmacy (Wyndham Street) to hand out FREE red ribbons, lapel pins, magnets, notepads, enviro bags and more to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS – this year’s national and international campaigns are “know your status” and “HIV still matters”. Please contact Damien on 0418 511 562 to register your interest. More info on Facebook.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Bunnings BBQ

    Wed 12 Dec

    10am – 5pm

    4 volunteers required for 3.5hrs per shift to cook sausages/onions, serve food to customers (note: onions must be under the sausage, haha), handle cash, adhere to food safety practices, sell soft-drinks – this will occur on Wednesday 12 Dec at the NEW Bunnings, Benalla Road, Shepparton. Please contact Damien on 0418 511 562 to register your interest. More info on Facebook.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Christmas Charity Gift Wrapping

    Sat 15 – Mon 24 Dec

    10am – 4pm

    2 volunteers required for 3hrs per shift to sit out front Shop 4 / 224 Maude Street Mall (entrance to Tower Arcade) to gift-wrap Christmas presents for general public wishing to make gold coin donations per gift. Please contact Georgie on 0401 168 229 to register your interest. More info on Facebook.

    Unable to give your time? Prefer to donate? Thank you.

     

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    GV Pride members and friends alike are invited to share in the joy and happiness of the holiday season @ Victoria Park Lake this Christmas – ALL WELCOME! Meet us at the new BBQ pavilion on Wyndham Street (near the servo) – 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 9 Dec Shepparton (11.30am – 2.30pm)

    Facebook event here.

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    Click flyer above for more info…

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    Please register here. Download PDF flyer here.

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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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