To ensure statewide representation of LGBTQIA+ arts and cultures. Victoria’s Pride has commissioned community groups, organisations and artists in regional Victoria to facilitate events and celebrations to coincide with Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival.
With events across regional Victoria, there is bound to be something for all LGBTQIA+ Victorians.
Gippsland Pride Festival
Think ‘Summer Carnival’ with stalls and resources, music, food and connection with community.
Gippsland Pride have partnered with local outdoor pools and community facilities to host a day of celebration, connection and fun for families and folks of all ages.
3 February – Trafalgar Outdoor Pool, 10am – 2pm
10 February – Yallourn North Outdoor Pool, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Registration is required for free entry via Humanitix, or gold coin donation requested on the day
IN OTHER NEWS: Karen From Finance to bring a dozen drag stars to Mardi Gras
Pride Fair Day
LGBTQIA+ In the North East (LINE) Wangaratta, supported and partnered with a variety of local organisations, will coordinate a Pride Fair Day on Friday 9th February 2024, celebrating and embracing LGBTQIA+ culture, music, art and performance in a safe and inclusive space.
WHEN: 9 February 2023 3pm
WHERE: Batchelors Green, Tone Rd, Wangaratta
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible – There are some physical access limits due to venue
The Big Book of Queer Bendigo – A Victoria’s Pride Celebration
The Big Book Of Queer Bendigo is a full-colour coffee table book exploring and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ history of Bendigo and the goldfields region. So much of queer history is hidden, unrecorded or presented as tragedy. Not this time!
The Big Book Of Queer Bendigo isn’t a dry textbook but a fabulous scrapbook of fantastic lives and exceptional living. Including:
- Our oral history project, exploring local life in the 1960s, 70s and 80s;
- Pieces about great historical Bendigo characters including 1880s transman and global sensation Edward de Lacy Evans, and Bendigo artist Agnes Goodsir and her lesbian circles in 1920s Paris;
- Queer organisations including the Bendigo Queer Film Festival, Queer Country Art Exhibition, Trans And Gender Diverse Bendigo & Beyond and the Trans Clothing Swap;
- and voices of local LGBTQIA+ writers, artists, photographers exploring what it means to be queer in regional Victoria – growing up, moving back or just staying still.
The Big Book of Queer Bendigo will officially launch at the Victoria’s Pride Street Party in Fitzroy.
WHEN: 9 February 2024 | 11 February 2024
WHERE: Bendigo | Victoria’s Pride, Fitzroy
TICKETS: Book will be available for $50
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible
Sounds Gay, I’m In! Picnic
A beautiful summer picnic to provide a unique intergenerational opportunity for First Nations LGBTIQA+ community, non-indigenous LGBTIQA+ community and allies to come together and celebrate intersectional Pride.
WHEN: 10 February 2024, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
WHERE: The Old Sunbury Courthouse, 43 Macedon Street Sunbury
TICKETS: FREE event – register to attend here
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible & Auslan Interpreted
Bass Coast Youth Pride Prom
The Bass Coast Youth Pride Prom is a celebration event for LGBTQIA+ young people and their allies, aged 12 – 25. An event designed by young people, for young people, every aspect of the celebration is determined by the Pride Tribe – from location, food, entertainment, music, and more!
WHEN: 10 February 2024, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
WHERE: Wonthaggi Town Hall, Wonthaggi
TICKETS: FREE event – Bookings essential via Eventbrite
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible
Queerthentic – Regional LGBTQIA+ Art Prize
Queerthenic reveals authentic stories from Central Victorian LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse artists in this regional art prize. These stories delve into the mundane everyday, fabulous culture, or explore the influence of queer history and culture on their past, present, and future lives.
WHEN: 25 January – 12 February 2024 | Celebration & Winner Announcement 3 February 2024
WHERE: The Old Auction House, Kyneton
Additional information is available online.
For the latest LGBTIQA+ Sister Girl and Brother Boy news, entertainment, community stories in Australia, visit qnews.com.au. Check out our latest magazines or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagra