Decorate against discrimination

Rhain DiPilla decorating The Old Auction House for IDAHOBIT day (Damjan Janevski). 328223_02

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges businesses and community groups are encouraged to decorate their windows ahead of International Day Against LGBTIQA+ Discrimination (IDAHOBIT) next month.

IDAHOBIT day will be held on May 17 and seeks to raise awareness about the discrimination members of the LGBTIQA+ community face.

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health (SCCH), Macedon Ranges council and Hume council are encouraging businesses and groups to get involved by decorating their shop fronts, windows and foyers, with a range of prizes up for grabs.

SCCH chief executive Phillip Ripper said it is important for the LGBTIQA+ community to be supported by the wider community.

“We are proud to be partnering with our local councils on this initiative and hope that businesses and community organisations rise to the challenge to get creative and show their support for the LGBTIQA+ community,” Mr Ripper said.

“We know how important it is for the LGBTIQA+ community to see they are welcomed and supported by their community.”

“This [support] has a profoundly positive impact on people’s sense of wellbeing, safety and belonging in their community.”

To help support businesses in the promotion of IDAHOBIT day, SCCH will be supplying free pride packs and hosting an online workshop on creating safe and inclusive spaces.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 3, at 7pm to 8.30pm, with bookings required.


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Zoe Moffatt