INFORMATION FOR THE LGBTIQ COMMUNITY

UPDATE:  DUE TO COIVD19 RESTRICTIONS, THESE ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD.
  • Information about Lived Experience Speaker Training
  • Information about Story Telling Workshops

GIPPSLAND BASED LGBTIQ SOCIAL GROUPS

South Gippsland Gay & Lesbian Social Network 

The South Gippsland Gay and Lesbian Network (SGGLN) is an informal group which usually meets for a dinner on the last Thursday of each month. The dinner location varies but aims to support local hotels, cafes and restaurants in the broader South Gippsland region.

The group is informal in that it does not have a structure (such as incorporation or club). It is a group of people who are interested in catching up, meeting their friends and new acquaintances and enjoying a dinner (or other event) in a relaxed social environment.

The group started about 6 years ago and has grown to a mailing list of over 150. We usually email our list members early in the month about planned events for that month and the next. We welcome new members to our email list. Please contact:

Marty  0402 883 142  or  Bret      0408 151 308

 

Gippsland Lesbian Group (over 30’s)
A private Facebook group for Lesbians in Gippsland over 30 to socialise and connect. We hope to provide a safe space to share experiences and social opportunities for Gippsland Lesbians over 30. Trolling and poor behaviour won’t be tolerated by Admin.

Private: Only members can see who’s in the group and what they post   Visible: Anyone can find this group

 

The Queers are Here
The Queers are Here is a social and community group aimed at adults in the Latrobe Valley and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide a sense of community for queers who are feeling isolated and alone, while reminding the rest of Gippsland that we are a part of their world – we are here, and we always will be. A statement of values can be found in the ‘Announcements’ section, along with threads for locating LGBTQIA friendly medical care and religious groups.

Private: Only members can see who’s in the group and what they post  Visible: Anyone can find this group

 

Rural and Regional Rainbow Network
This group is a networking resource to connect and share the efforts of those who work to support and celebrate rural and regional LGBTI+ communities in Victoria, Australia. Volunteers and professionals welcome to join – brainstorming and collaborative discussions are encouraged.

Private: Only members can see who’s in the group and what they post  Visible: Anyone can find this group

 

Pride of East Gippsland
PEG is here to provide the LGBTQI+ Community of East Gippsland a safe and welcoming space to share experience and support, to have a voice and visibility, and to celebrate diversity within East Gippsland with fun and social opportunities.

Private: Only members can see who’s in the group and what they post    Visible: Anyone can find this group

 

Rainbow Connections Radio Show

The Rainbow Connections Radio Show airs on Gippsland FM 104.7 on Friday nights from 9.30 till 11pm with Jo and Brendan, Adam &a Rob with some guests from time to time. Brought to you by the letters LGBTI, 🙂 we are part of the outreach program run by the Gippsland Rainbow Collective Inc. We will have cool music, interviews and news and the Rainbow calendar so you can keep up with LGBTI events in Gippsland and beyond. Come join us. On Facebook.   🙂

 

RECOMMENDED LGBTIQ ONLINE GROUPS

Grateful Rainbow
This Group is for LGBTIQ Australians and their families (or others by invitation). Rules are: Include hashtag #gratefulrainbow; Post everyday for 66 days; Only invite LGBTIQ Australians and their family members to join – and only after they have seen these Rules; Keep your posts focused on gratitude; Report any concerns to us; Check the webpage for supports; Please affirm posts you value – it helps us all. We have a zero tolerance of LGBTIQphobia and any LGBTIQphobic post will be deleted and authors removed from the Group. Read more about our approach on our webpage. PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH THE WEBPAGE AS FACEBOOK DOESNT HAVE A MESSAGE OPTION IN GROUPS: https://www.gratefulhippo.com/rainbow.html (C)2018 gratefulhippo.com

Private: Only members can see who’s in the group and what they post  Visible: Anyone can find this group

 


Gippsland Pride Initiative  Gippsland Pride Initiative Inc exists to connect, celebrate and represent LGBTQI+ Gippslanders, to tackle barriers to inclusion and create spaces of welcome and positive change.