Celebrating IDAHOBIT 2023

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:

We are committed to supporting our community. You can see how we’re striving to accomplish this via ourCouncil and Wellbeing Plan.

This Plan is broken into three core themes, with Theme Three to achieveA flourishing, healthy and connected community. An inclusive and creative community that values safety, physical and mental health and wellbeing. A community with accessible services and transport to keep us connected”.

To access our Council and Wellbeing Plan, please visit our website:mornpen.vic.gov.au/councilplan



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.



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