IDAHOBIT 2019

event date: 
Friday, 17 May 2019 - 5:45pm

Join us at Warrnambool City Council on May 17 at 5:45pm for the raising of the pride flag and from 6:00pm at Warrnambool Art Gallery for a tea, coffee and chat.

On May 17 we warmly invite lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and diverse (LGBTIQA+) community members and allies to attend a flag raising and social event for IDAHOBIT day; International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. IDAHOBIT is held annually to recognise 17 May 1990, the day that homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization. This year we are delighted to welcome Cr Sue Cassidy (Warrnambool City Council) Lyn Eales (Brophy Family and Youth Services) Leading Senior Constable Trudy Morland (Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) on behalf of Victoria Police) to speak on this year's theme of Justice and Safety. 

Brophy Family & Youth Services will be offering custom-designed information bags for attendees to take away. These bags will include; information about LGBTIQA+ terminology; information about the upcoming Victorian Government Equality Roadshow in Warrnambool on 18th July 2019 (https://engage.vic.gov.au/lgbtiq) information on various local LGBTIQA+ groups and other useful material. Brophy Family & Youth Services’ youth LGBTIQA+ group YUMCHA will also be running an activity table during the WAG reception where people can make pride wristbands and ribbons.

This event is proudly held in partnership between Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool City Council and Brophy Family and Youth Services.