The Victorian Pride Centre with the support of Victorian
Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality Ro Allen, today launched
version 2.0 of the Victorian Pride Centre’s website, a vibrant and virtual
LGBTIQ community hub at pridecentre.org.au.
the only LGBTIQ focused website housing a purpose built statewide events
calendar and resource directory. From an LGBTIQ car enthusiast group to a
mainstream rainbow tick accredited regional health service, pridecentre.org.au will
house resources as diverse as the community it serves.
The site will reduce
social and physical isolation by connecting LGBTIQ individuals to events,
groups, programs and services both locally and online. The site has been
designed for the community, with community input at all stages. It will act as a
pathway to increased social connection and better health and wellbeing for all
Victorian LGBTIQ communities.
The LGBTIQ community
will own and drive the future success of the site. It will build the capacity
of the LGBTIQ service sector by providing a platform for large and small
organisations to promote what they do and connect with audiences, old and new.
person-centred approach, the site will continue to grow and evolve over time as
community needs and technology changes. A focus on increased visibility of
those living with a disability has been a priority in the design, requiring
those submitting events to identify how well they cater to a range of abilities.
The site has been made
possible with a grant from the Victorian Government and invaluable insights and
feedback from members of the LGBTIQ community.
attributed to Chair Victorian Pride Centre Jude Munro AO
are extremely excited to launch this second iteration of our online presence,
with 50 events and more than 120 groups, services and programs already listed.”
“We could not have made this vibrant and virtual community hub
possible without the time, insights and feedback from our community. It has
helped shape a more accessible and meaningful online experience.”
attributed to Minister for Equality Martin Foley
Victorian Pride Centre will be a vibrant symbol of LGBTIQ resilience and
inclusion –and the Virtual Pride Centre will extend the spirit of the Centre to
LGBTIQ Victorians living in rural and regional areas”
attributed to community member Sally Conning, South West Inclusion Network,
to see the Victorian Pride Centre has gone online as a virtual Centre. It will
help keep us regional and rural people in the loop. We are often scrambling for
resources, so knowing what’s available through the directory in our local area
and beyond is great.”
events calendar means we can easily know what’s happening across the state and
keep our kids in touch with what their city cousins are up to.”