IDAHOBIT 2023: Tackling LGBTIQA+ discrimination in Yarra

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Mayor Claudia Nguyen speaking at Yarra's IDAHOBIT event with a rainbow flag draped over the lectern

Yarra City Council welcomed its LGBTIQA+ community and allies for a community flag raising event to celebrate IDAHOBIT.

Every year on 17 May, millions of people around the world come together to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination for IDAHOBIT (International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Intersex Discrimination).

This day is an opportunity to celebrate the advancements we’ve made in LGBTIQA+ equality while acknowledging that there’s still more work to do to ensure LGBTIQA+ people feel safe, supported and welcomed.

Yarra City Council marked the occasion with a community flag raising event.

Yarra Mayor Claudia Nguyen said it’s important to bring the local LGBTIQA+ community together with allies and Councillors.

“Here at Yarra, we’re proud of our LGBTIQA+ community and dedicated to promoting acceptance and understanding by safeguarding events like these,” she said.

“We need to remember that although the voices of hate can be loud and hurtful, the resilience and pride of the LGBTIQA+ community and its allies is more powerful.”

Yarra City Council has a long and proud history of promoting equal rights and celebrating the invaluable contributions that the LGBTIQA+ community have made to life in Yarra.

From hosting the annual Victoria’s Pride Street Party to protecting LGBTIQA+ sites of significance through our heritage project and facilitating a number of LGBTIQA+ support groups – Yarra City Council is committed to ensuring our LGBTIQA+ community feels welcomed, engaged and included.

To learn more about how Yarra is celebrating diversity and promoting LGBTIQA+ inclusivity, visit our dedicated online platform Rainbow Yarra.


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