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Published Tuesday 18 May 2021
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Raising a rainbow flag for IDAHOBIT

Monday 17 May was International Day against Homophobia, Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

This international day was created in 2004 to draw attention to the harmful consequences of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and to promote a world of tolerance, respect, awareness and freedom.

To mark IDAHOBIT, Council raised a rainbow flag at the Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre. Community members joined us for a short ceremony and free coffee with some our local GLLOs (Victoria Police lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer liaison officers).

By flying the Rainbow Flag we aim to:

  • acknowledge and celebrate LGBTIQA+ people as an integral part of our local community
  • acknowledge that homophobia, biphobia and transphobia still exist and have a devastating impact on the whole community
  • publicly stand up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
  • encourage people to seek support if they experience discrimination

We also strongly encourage the use of support networks if required, such as the state-wide support network Switchboard. Switchboard Victoria provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people and their families as well as allies and the broader community.

More information about their services can be found here Switchboard Victoria.

This page was last updated on 3 June 2021.