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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    Thanks to Pride Foundation Australia our resources for flood-affected LGBTIQA+ communities are now available – please grab some (available in a bundle of 10) for Loddon/Campaspe/Hume-region locals who’ll benefit from them, either in-person at an event or via our online store ($6 donation to cover postage/handling appreciated) >> https://square.link/u/n1L44ZrL

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    Tune in here.

    Road To Pride. Goulburn Valley Pride original series. Join us for a collection of stories (our ‘road to pride’), including sacrifices, challenges and achievements, to recognise the value and importance of LGBTIQA+ histories across the Greater Goulburn Valley.

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    We welcome you to the ‘new’ BBQ near SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) for a BBQ and to celebrate TDOV and Easter break! Start time 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm, to support Transgender and Gender Diverse people. ALL welcome! The TAG group in collaboration with GVPride would like to invite you to a…

    TDOV Twilight Pink, White and Blue BBQ!

    When/Where? 31st March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, SAM BBQ, 530 Wyndham Street.

    BYO rug and anything fancy, everyone welcome!

    Do ‘hop’ on down (like a bunny!) and in the spirit of joy and gratitude we’ll provide sausages, bread, salad, etc. 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 5.30pm – otherwise the tables/BBQ might get hijacked by mad March hares (i.e. random strangers!) Please consider COVID, masks, others and if unwell, stay home.

    Register here for catering purposes.

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    Visit the Road to Pride Exhibit as part of SheppARTon Festival in Mooroopna until 5 May!

    Road to Pride is GV Pride’s showcase of stories, artefacts, podcasts and memorabilia highlighting some of the sacrifices, challenges and achievements which recognise the value and importance of LGBTIQA+ histories across the Greater Goulburn Valley.

    Where? MEAC, 23 Alexandra Street, Mooroopma.

    When? Monday – Friday, 9AM – 3PM.

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    Join GOTAFE, Goulburn Valley Pride and the OUT in the OPEN Festival and march with us as part of ChillOut Festival’s annual Street Parade!

    Jump on our FREE bus (register here), departing 7AM or meet us in Daylesford, on the corner of Duke and Central Springs Roads from 9.30am-10.00am on Sunday March 12th, for a 10.30am sharp start to march in the Street Parade with GV Pride.

    Then, come with us to Carnivale for the remainder of the day! Carnivale tix and more info here.

    FREE bus home will arrive back into Shepparton at 6pm.

    Registrations required > please RSVP here for FREE bus.

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    Join Helene on the mighty Pridefinder Podcast Studio for a chat. Stay tuned for the exciting location in Shepparton’s CBD (Hint: Maude Street Mall near Village Cinema, 9AM – 6PM).

    The Pridefinder is a podcast studio on wheels, touring around regional communities within Victoria to collect stories about the LGBTQIA+ experience. This story-gathering project will travel to regional locations that have or will host an event within Midsumma’s Regional Activation Program.

    Helene Thomas is an award-winning audio producer, advocate and great ally for our community with a passion for collecting and sharing stories and she will be the captain of Pridefinder’s journey and The Wayfinders inaugural trip from Tasmania to the mainland. She will collect stories focusing on the lives, history and reflections of regional LGBTQIA+ people.

    These recordings will then be presented at Victoria’s Pride Street Party on February 12, 2023.

    Facebook event here.

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    Hey there, everyone!

    It is with absolute joy that we invite you all to share pieces of your rainbow history, that tell the story of our collective, long, windy & very bumpy road, to LGBTIQA+ pride in rural Victoria!

    We will be gathering your precious pieces with love, respect & care & displaying them from February – May 2023 in a couple of special exhibitions across the GV, with a great sense of remembrance & celebration.

    You can share physical items, photos, videos, audio or written pieces – big or small.

    We are looking for:

    🏳️‍🌈 Placards & signs from marches, rallies, celebrations & protests

    🏳️‍⚧️ Clothing & items worn at marches, rallies, protests, days of significance or celebration

    🏳️‍🌈 Art depicting LGBTIQA+ themes

    🏳️‍⚧️ LGBTIQA+ news clippings, articles & media stories

    🏳️‍🌈 Photos, videos & audio of interest

    🏳️‍⚧️ Photos or clips of the places in our area you feel safe, included & celebrated when visiting

    🏳️‍🌈 Photos of signs of safety & inclusion in our area

    🏳️‍⚧️ And anything else you think people would like to see or hear about our pride journey (positive or negative)

    If you have something to share, please contact our GV Pride committee member Nicole (she/her) via phone or text on 0458 972 416 or email nicole@gvpride.org

    We look forward to hearing from you! 💖

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    Facebook event and RSVP here.
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    Many people in the LGBTIQA+ community will often face specific challenges in natural disasters such as floods.

    Our friends at LINE Wangaratta, Goulburn Valley Pride Shepparton, OUT in the OPEN Festival Shepparton, Slade Consulting and Rural Pride Australia in partnership with Uniting’s Diversity Project team have put together these helpful resources for LGBTIQA+ people experiencing flooding in their region.


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