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
The concept is simple:
Tackle the barriers to inclusion through awareness/education
Engage with the community in a positive sporting context to encourage visibility and participation
Create a space of safety, celebration and socialisation independent of the sporting field.
A three-pronged strategy:
Community Education Session
The Gippsland Pride Cup – Roller Derby
The First Roller Derby Pride Cup in Australia!
Date: Saturday, June 15 2019
Time: 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM
Venue: Lardner Park
Cost: Tickets at the door for $5 an adult
Event info: Click Here
The Inaugural Gippsland Pride Gala
For more information, please visit: www.gippslandprideinitiative.com