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In response to various community initiatives; including LGBTQI+ Suicide Prevention consultation efforts, state and national legislation and policy, Council health and well-being objectives and current community and media activities relating to the LGBTQI+ community in Gippsland, Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby are pleased to auspice the inaugural Gippsland Pride Initiative in 2019.

Where the national average participation rate of LGBTQI+ individuals in sport is 2%, Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby club (with ~25% of our members identifying as LGBTQI+), are determined to be a part of a positive and necessary change in the conversation and the living experience for the Queer community in our region.

So as part of our #FutureOfDerby Project we are realising our potential as a sporting club and active member of the Gippsland community. We aim to bring about a new initiative to provide visibility, engagement, awareness and celebration to LGBTQI+ Gippslanders.

 The Gippsland Pride Initiative. 


The concept is simple:

  1. Tackle the barriers to inclusion through awareness/education

  2. Engage with the community in a positive sporting context to encourage visibility and participation

  3. Create a space of safety, celebration and socialisation independent of the sporting field.

A three-pronged strategy

Wednesday May 15th 2019

Gippsland Pride Initiative Community Forum

Saturday June 15th 2019

The First Gippsland Roller Derby Pride Cup

Saturday June 15th 2019

The Inaugural Gippsland Pride Gala

To keep up to date with all of the news and developments, following the Gippsland Pride Initiative on Facebook

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