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 Project Gippsland Pride Initiative are realising our potential as a sporting club and active member of the Gippsland community. Gippsland Pride Initiative aim to bring about a new initiative to provide visibility, engagement, awareness and celebration to LGBTQI+ Gippslanders.

The Gippsland Pride Initiative.

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

Date: Wednesday, May 15
Time: 5.30 PM – 8.30 PM 
Venue: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Cost: Free 
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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
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The Inaugural Gippsland Pride Gala

Date: Saturday, June 15 2019
Time: 6.00 PM
Venue: Lardner Park
Cost: $53 an adult or $529.80 for a table of 10
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For more information, please visit: www.gippslandprideinitiative.com