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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    We’re excited this month to have both Minister for Equality, Harriet Shing, & LGBTIQ+ Commissioner, Todd Fernando in town! Find details below about where/how you can meet them both for a cuppa and a chat.

    Harriet Shing is the new Minister for Equality (pictured above with Todd Fernando, LGBTIQ+ Commissioner). Come and meet Harriet for an informal cuppa at Common Ground Cafe @ GOTAFE (152-200 Fryers Street) this Wednesday 20 July @ 3PM. ALL WELCOME!

    Harriet Shing replaces Martin Foley.
    Read more…
    The Age | ABC | The Mandarin

    Facebook event here.

    Rainbow Ready Roadmap Information & Engagement Workshop

    Rainbow Ready Roadmap Information & Engagement Workshop
    On IDAHOBIT the Minister for Equality, Martin Foley, and the Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities, Todd Fernando, launched a new resource: the Rainbow Ready Roadmap. The resource builds on the rural and regional LGBTIQ+ Equality Roadshow and Regional Communities of LGBTIQ+ Practice that have been happening across Victoria since 2016.
    The Rainbow Ready Roadmap has a set of tools, including a checklist and assessment tool, so that people in their region, town, organisation or group can assess what needs to happen so they are even more welcoming and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people. There’s also guides for everyday settings and everything you’ll need to create a local LGBTIQ+ action plan.
    For more information: https://www.vic.gov.au/rainbow-ready-roadmap
    You’re invited to this information and engagement session to:
    find out more about the Rainbow Ready Roadmap and how it can be used locally;
    what’s happening locally to support LGBTIQ+ inclusion; and,
    how you can be involved in making Bendigo ‘Rainbow Ready’!
    What: Rainbow Ready Roadmap Information & Engagement Workshop (Shepparton)
    Where: GOTAFE, 152-200 Fryers Street, Shepparton, Victoria 3630
    When: 4:15pm – 6:00pm, Tuesday 26th July, 2022
    RSVP: with dietary and accessibility requirements to daniel@niche.org.au (0427 346 206)

    Lunch & a chat with the Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities

    The Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities, Todd Fernando is coming to Shepparton.
    Join Todd and other LGBTIQ+ locals for a FREE lunch and a chat!
    Please register to attend for catering purposes.
    Get to know the Commish and each other.
    Connect with old friends, and make some new ones.
    Enjoy LIVE local performances from LGBTIQ+ artists.
    Come along THIS Sunday (24th July) to North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre, 10-14 Parkside Drive Shepparton.
    12pm – 4pm
    Please register here for catering purposes.

    Commish & Chips for dinner at Casablanca Pizza & Pasta Restaurant

    The Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities, Todd Fernando is coming to Shepparton.
    Join Todd and other LGBTIQ+ locals for a FREE meal (“meat” and greet)! MUST register to attend – 25 places ONLY. If you register and then are unable to attend, PLEASE let us know directly and cancel your booking to free up the 25 spaces for others.
    Get to know the Commish and each other.
    Connect with old friends, and make some new ones.
    Enjoy good food and great company – register here.
    Come along NEXT Tuesday (26th July) to Casablanca Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, 125 High Street.
    6pm – 9pm

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    Friends, it’s PRIDE MONTH (JUNE) and we’re EXCITED! Can you tell? 😃

    We do REALLY great things for LGBTIQA+ people in the Goulburn Valley / Greater Shepparton area … and we know it’s appreciated!

    Please help us to KEEP DOING REALLY GREAT THINGS by making a tax-deductible donation before 30 June here.

    Your donation will assist, as follows:

    $25 will assist a community member in need to afford essential food items and warm clothing

    $50 will help 2 young people access pride flags for their bedrooms, or to wear as capes during a pride march/event

    $100 will support a rainbow family to travel to a pride event and connect with other rainbow families/community

    $150 will provide resources and transport to a trans/gender-diverse person needing help with appointments to support their gender-affirmation journey/surgery

    $250 will assist 10 community members who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to attend a community event to do so



    Join/Renew your membership today here!

    Membership fees are $20 for individuals, $30 for families or $50 for organisations/business/proud partners 🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ 🥰 ❤️ 🙂 

    Thank you in advance for your support!

    (… and receive a FREE baby GV Pride flag!)

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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.


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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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    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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    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

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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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