Published on 17 May 2023
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
Whether it’s today, tomorrow and every day that comes after, there is no better time to support our LGBTIQA+ community. Standing in solidarity, offering a safe space, being inclusive and remaining open to education are just some ways you can show your support.
Today we raised the flag at the Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Shire offices. Events like this would not be possible with the support of the Mornington Peninsula LGBTIQA+ Collaborative. Convened by the Shire in partnership with Frankston City Council, this collaborative involves service providers and community members who work collaboratively to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ communities.
Over the course of this week,we are sharing stories from members of the Mornington Peninsula LGBTIQA+ community, offering you a special perspective on discrimination, how to be an ally and living on the Peninsula.
All videos will be shared on social media. To view the first videos to be released since Monday 15 May, please visit our Youtube page:
Pictured: Councillor Lisa Dixon (centre) and community members, Hastings.
Pictured: Councillor Despi O'Connor with members of Mornington Police, Mornington.
Pictured L-R: Councillor Simon Brooks, Councillor Sarah Race and LGBTIQA+ community member, Monique, Rosebud.