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Glenelg Shire celebrations

The Glenelg Shire will go rainbow against discrimination this May in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

IDAHOBIT Day (17 May) is recognised annually and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as raising awareness for the work still needed to do to increase acceptance.

To celebrate, Council will host a community pride event at the Heywood Football Netball Clubrooms on 16 May 2021 from 11am – 1pm. The first of its kind event, led by the Glenelg Shire Youth team, will offer a Q and A session with a local LGBTQIA+ guest speaker, live music, face painting and more.

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Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the family-friendly celebration was open to the whole community.

“It’s more important than ever that we come together to show our support for the LGBTIQ+ community, and what better way to do so than at our first ever community pride event,” she said.

“Whether you identify as LGBTQIA+, or you are a family, friend or ally, we encourage you to come along, wear rainbow and help end discrimination at a local level.

“Throughout the two-hour free event attendees will hear from a LGBTQIA+ guest speaker, have their face painted or hair coloured (rainbow of course), make their own screen print and enjoy live music.

“For those who can’t make it on the day, there are plenty of other ways to show your support, such as chalking rainbows on the sidewalk or posting a photo on social media with the hashtag #IDAHOBIT.”

To learn more about the event, visit the Glenelg Shire Youth Facebook page.

To learn more about IDAHOBIT Day visit

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