Category: Minister for Equality

Game-Changing Project To Combat Homophobia

The Andrews Labor Government is embarking on a creative new approach to reduce homophobia in the community by employing the techniques and technologies of digital games. Leading Victorian games studio, Mighty Games, has partnered with the Victorian AIDS Council and Victoria University to create an engaging digital app that will give players of all ages […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries, Minister for Equality

LGBTI Services To Expand In Response To High Demand

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Victorians in response to an increase in the number of people seeking help since the marriage equality survey has begun. The Labor Government has asked Victorian Aids Council and Drummond St services to lead the delivery of the $500,000 additional […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Support For LGBTI Family Violence Specialist Services

The Andrews Labor Government will support specialised family violence services for Victoria’s LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced $3 million over four years to develop comprehensive specialist services for LGBTI Victorians who experience or are at risk of experiencing family violence. This adds to the $1 million allocated for the initiative in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

More Support To Create An Inclusive Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $500,000 for key research projects to support LGBTI Victorians and their families. The funding will help produce online resources to support LGBTI communities, and to undertake research into the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Victorians. Parents of Gender Diverse Children is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides advocacy for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

More Support For LGBTI Organisations Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting 38 community organisations and individuals improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of the LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced the first round of community grants worth $900,000 will go to building the capacity of community organisations and developing the leadership and management skills of current and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Pride Centre Coming To St Kilda

The Australian first Pride Centre is another step closer to becoming reality, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing it will be based at 79-81 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. Extensive consultation period was conducted with the LGBTI community to identify what was the important elements of a successful Pride Centre, particularly around location, and this […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality, Southern Metropolitan Region

LGBTI Equality Roadshow Hits The Highways

Over the coming months the LGBTI Equality Roadshow bus will visit 17 towns across Victoria to meet and hear views and ideas on how we improve the lives of LGBTI Victorians. Minister for Equality, Martin Foley today joined Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen at the Chill Out Festival to commence the Roadshow. The aim […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Equality, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Liberals Betray Trans And Gender Diverse Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has condemned the Liberal National Coalition’s decision to oppose yet another key equality Bill which would have improved the lives of thousands of Victorians – including hundreds of children cared for by the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Dysphoria unit. The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016 was an election […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release, Minister for Equality

Liberals Block Equal Opportunity Laws

The Andrews Labor Government is bitterly disappointed by the Liberal National Coalition’s decision to oppose a key equality Bill which would have improved the lives of thousands of Victorians. Earlier this year, the Government introduced the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016 to protect Victorian workers from discrimination when seeking employment at religious bodies […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Digital Exhibitions Celebrate Victoria’s LGBTI Communities

The pioneering struggles and stories that have defined Victoria’s LGBTI community are celebrated in two new digital exhibitions that draw upon material held in the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archive. Today marks the launch of both exhibitions – featuring films, images, posters and audio – which are now live on the Culture Victoria website. Out […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries, Minister for Equality