“The loss of funding has meant that we are no longer able to meet our service targets of 65 recipients and instead are struggling to visit just 27 recipients.”
“LOVE Stories allows mature members of our communities to come together in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment, where they can share amazing stories and help reduce the social isolation that many others may experience.”
“We are horrified to hear about funding cuts to Switchboard Victoria, who provide a crucial service to our isolated aged and ageing members of the LGBTIQ+ communities”
“I remember being at a street party and having young people come up to me and say they didn’t know we stayed dykes when we got older.”
“We want to acknowledge and champion the paths they’ve forged. Our vision is that The Coming Back Out Ball becomes an adored regular event on Melbourne’s social calendar.”
The dedicated funding for LGBTI carers, young carers, and regional carers will provide access to grants for grassroots and state-wide support groups.
“The term ‘marriage’ as used in this policy means the union of one man and one woman, as marriage is understood in the Bible.”
The Coming Back Out Ball will explore the issues faced by the ageing and often invisible pioneers of the LGBTI community.
“I pickled beetroot because it’s one thing that I’ve loved all my life – I mightn’t have always loved myself but I’ve always loved beetroot”