Country page 2023 – Australia

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Country pages feature announcements of events that were directly registered on our site.
More information on what is happening for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia can be found on our social media.

Pride Week at Monash University

Date: 15 – 19 May 2023
Info: Pride Week brings our community together to share stories, learn, teach and to celebrate our LGBTIQA+ community. Pride Week coincides with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). Acknowledged worldwide since 2004, this day of global awareness takes place each year on 17 May, a significant date in the ongoing fight for equality: On this day in 1990, the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. Over 130 countries now celebrate IDAHOBIT. At Monash, we honour IDAHOBIT within Pride Week.

Diversity Storr IDAHOBIT event

Location: Online
Date: 16 May 2023
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Info: An increase in resistance and backlash to advancement in LGBTIQ+ equalities in recent years has meant increased resistance and backlash, across many forms of public life. Trans and gender diverse people have been disproportionately affected by such resistance. UK charity Stonewall highlights that LGBTIQ+ recorded hate crimes in the UK have increased in recent years, and in Australia, in the last few months alone, there has been an uptick in anti-LGBTIQ+ related events and media reports. This can leave organisations in a precarious position – especially when they feel unprepared in dealing with and responding to resistance. The session will provide examples and recommendations in dealing with such resistance, and how to safeguard and plan for such events. Facilitated by Dr Ryan Storr, Director of the Diversity Storr, with guest speakers, this session will help anyone working with LGBTIQ+ communities, in the area of LGBTIQ+ inclusion, or working towards the advancement of LGBTIQ+ equalities. Captions will be available during the event, and all attendees will be emailed a teams link 2 days before the event.

IDAHOBIT rainbow high tea

Location: Boroondara Youth Hub – Level 1, 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Date: 17 May 2023
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Info: In acknowledgement of the Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination (IDAHOBIT), we are hosting a rainbow high tea at the Boroondara Youth Hub! Come down enjoy good music, feast on macaroons, cupcakes, lollies, and fruit, and make your own pride and pronoun badge. This event is for young people aged 10 to 25 years old. Boroondara Youth Hub is a safe, inclusive space for young people from all communities. Registration is free, and you can register online to attend, or you call us on (03) 9278 4608.
Accessible features in this space: Accessible car parking, accessible toilets, clear signage, lifts.

Pride in Peel – IDAHOBIT Rainbow Cruise 2023

Location: Mandurah Cruises – 73 Mandurah Terrace Mandurah, WA 6210 Australia
Date: 17 May 2023
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Info: To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) we will be returning to the canals of Mandurah on a Rainbow boat cruise. The cruise will depart at 6pm from the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre jetty aboard the Dancing Dolphin, boarding commences 15 minutes earlier. BYO Non Alcoholic drinks and nibbles with an onboard bar available to purchase drinks. Enjoy a lovely cruise, meet others in the community and be merry with a drag performer keeping everyone entertained.

Knox Pride – IDAHOBIT

Location: Knox City Council Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152, Australia
Date: 17 May 2023
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Info: Knox City Council invites you to join against LGBTIQA+ Discrimination to recognise IDAHOBIT. Join us for Pride Flag raising and lunch. Learn about the history of IDAHOBIT and practical tips for supporting LGBTIQA+ friends, family and colleagues.

IDAHOBIT Day at Knox

Location: Knox Civic Centre, Function Room 4, Wantirna South 3152, Australia
Date: In-person 23 May / Online 30 May 2023
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Info: May 17 marks IDAHOBIT Day, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. Knox is committed to supporting LGBTIQA+ friends, family and colleagues, and as part of this, will be hosting a series of Bystander Training Workshops for the community at the end of May. The workshops will aim to teach practical skills to call out harmful behaviour including sexism, racism and LGBTIQA+ discrimination. There will be two workshops, one online and one in-person.
In Person Workshop: Tuesday 23 May, 18:00 – 21:00 / Knox Civic Centre, Function Room 4, Wantirna South 3152
Online Workshop: Tuesday 30 May, 18:00 – 21:00 / Online, via Zoom

Coffee, Cake and Conversation for IDAHOBIT

Location: SPH Seminar room 113, SPH Building, UQ, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 15:00
Info: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Show your support by learning more about the cause IDAHOBIT
Cake, Coffee, & Conversation about Queer Health & Inclusion
Speakers: Kara (she/they) and Meredith (she/her)
Chair: Vee (she/her)

ACT Health IDAHOBIT morning tea

Location: Canberra
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Patterson River Secondary College IDAHOBIT Day Morning Tea

Location: 70-98 Eel Race Rd, Seaford VIC 3198
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time: 10:30 AEDT
Info: A morning tea at Patterson River Secondary School for Students of PRSC’s RESPECT ACTION Group and Staff.

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