Locals will have the chance to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) friends, colleagues and families at community events being held in Banyule to mark International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
Authors and speakers will explore how a world free from homophobia, biphobia and transphobia can be achieved at the Beyond Yes panel discussion on 16 May.
Guest speakers, a rainbow flag raising ceremony and morning tea will be on 17 May at Greensborough Walk.
That night celebrations will continue at the Banyule Pride Party with a live set from local outfit Velvet Lounge and comedy from Melbourne performer Sophie Joske.
Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said the events were being held as part of Council’s commitment to support LGBTI communities.
“Banyule is proud of its diversity and as a Council, we believe our community is better when all people are embraced and supported to participate and contribute,” he said.
“The three events we’re presenting to mark IDAHOBIT are a great opportunity for members of the LGBTI community to show their pride and for friends, families and colleagues to show their support.”
Ivanhoe Library, 255 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, Wednesday 16 May, 6.30pm. Free. Bookings essential.
Greensborough Walk, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough, Thursday 17 May, 10am. Free. No bookings required.
Streeton Room, The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, Thursday 17 May, 6pm. Free. Bookings essential.