Topic: Equality

Strengthening Support For LGBTI Seniors

A new community initiative to help address social isolation experienced by older LGBTI Victorians is about to get underway thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced that Switchboard Victoria will receive a $80,000 grant to better support the needs of LGBTI seniors. Australian and international evidence […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Improving Career Opportunities For Transgender Women

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting transgender women to overcome barriers to employment. Transgender people face multiple barriers to participation in employment and may also face difficulties gaining recognition for their prior employment or qualifications due to name or gender changes. The Labor Government is investing more than $227,000 through the Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Labor Government To Make Conversion ‘Therapy’ Against The Law

The Andrews Labor Government will bring in laws to denounce and prohibit LGBTI conversion practices, ending the bigoted practice that has caused so much trauma to too many Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Equality Martin Foley, Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and many other Labor Government Members at the 2019 Midsumma Pride March […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Statement On Conversion Therapy

Today, Cath and I will attend another Midsumma Pride March together. We’ll march alongside thousands of other Victorians, united in the belief that everyone should be able to celebrate who they are with pride. But for far too long and for far too many Victorians, an evil practice has instead peddled in shame and stigma. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

HEY Grants Open For LGBTIQ Youth Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people through the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Project Grants. The $6 million program aims to raise awareness, promote diversity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve the overall mental health of LGBTIQ+ young people in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Proud and strong: more support for LGBTI Victorians

Victoria’s reputation as the Equality State has been further cemented, with new funding to support and celebrate our LGBTI communities. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $5.4 million to celebrate our state’s Pride events and expand health and support programs. The Andrews Labor Government will provide $2 million to establish a Pride Events and Festivals fund […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Pride, Strength, Inclusion: New Victorian LGBTI Grants

Victorian LGBTI community organisations will share in $700,000 in new community grants thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced 18 LGBTI organisations had received funding in the latest round of the LGBTI Community Grants Program. Recipients include Friends Alike Bendigo – Central Victoria which received $80,000 to develop a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality, Ministers

PrEP Listing To Protect More Victorians From HIV

The Andrews Labor Government has today welcomed the long-overdue listing of the life-changing HIV prevention drug pre-exposure prophylaxis – or PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the PBS listing would significantly improve access to the drug by making it more affordable, and help Victoria reach its goal of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victoria’s Next Generation Of LGBTI Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s next generation of LGBTI community leaders through a ground-breaking new leadership program. Minister for Equality Martin Foley said the Victorian LGBTI Leadership Program would build a network of emerging community leaders. The program will attract Victorians who have demonstrated drive, passion and a vision to contribute to their […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

More Support For LGBTIQ+ Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind new projects aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer young people. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced 12 organisations will share in more than $111,000 as part of the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) grants. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality, Minister for Mental Health