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LGBTIQ+ groups criticise ‘lesbians born female’ event

LGBTIQ+ groups have welcomed an Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) decision to reject the Lesbian Action Group’s “cruel and divisive” request to hold a “lesbians born female” event explicitly excluding transgender and bisexual women. The Lesbian Action Group (LAG), a collective with ties to the LGB Alliance Australia according to their website, applied to the …

Victorian Pride Centre rejects Lesbian Born Female event

Pride Centre NO to ‘lesbian born female’ only event

The Victorian Pride Centre this week rejected an application to hold a ‘lesbian born female’ event at the venue. Victoria’s Lesbian Action Group (LAG) applied to hold an event at the Pride Centre on International Lesbian Day. CEO Justine Dalla Riva replied on behalf of the Pride Centre. In rejecting the application, she said LAG …

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Youth event at Pride Centre axed after neo-Nazi protest threats

A Melbourne youth service’s end-of-year celebration at the city’s Pride Centre was cancelled just hours before following vile threats from online neo-Nazi and anti-LGBTIQ+ groups. Glitter Nova, a LGBTIQ+ youth event by Stonnington Youth Services, was set for Thursday evening at St Kilda’s Pride Centre (pictured above). The event was promoted as a free youth …

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Drag star Frock Hudson just got vaxxed at LGBTIQ ‘fab jab’ hub

Melbourne drag performer Frock Hudson was one of the LGBTIQ+ Victorians to get vaccinated at the state’s Pride Centre on Tuesday during a rainbow vaccination blitz. The Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda has opened a pop-up vaccine hub that’s running until Sunday (October 24). It’s part of the Rainbow Vaccination Week running this week …

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Victoria’s groundbreaking Pride Centre is officially open

Australia’s first purpose-built LGBTIQ+ community hub, the Victorian Pride Centre, is officially open to the community. The Pride Centre, located on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda, is Australia’s largest hub of its type for queer communities. The centre is now housing fifteen of the state’s LGBTIQ organisations and officially opened on Sunday (July 11). At …

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Michael Kirby appointed Patron of Victorian Pride Centre

The Victorian Pride Centre has marked the start of Pride Month by appointed former High Court Judge Michael Kirby its inaugural Patron, as well as a list of LGBTIQ community ambassadors. The Pride Centre, located in St Kilda and due to open in late 2020, will be an LGBTIQ community hub. The Pride Centre will …

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Big milestone in construction of Victoria’s Pride Centre

Victoria’s Pride Centre will celebrate an important milestone in its construction next week. Work on the 6,000 square metre Pride Centre in St Kilda is still underway. When it opens, it will be the second-largest Pride Centre in the world. Next Tuesday, the Pride Centre will hold a “topping out” ceremony at the site. No, …

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JOY 94.9 gets the keys to Victorian Pride Centre

Australia’s queer radio station JOY 94.9 will begin broadcasting from their new home at the Victorian Pride Centre in the new year. Victoria’s Equality Minister Martin Foley recently joined Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro AO for a symbolic ceremony handing the keys to JOY staff. The radio station will join LGBTIQ youth organisation Minus18 as …