During a complicated time to be visible, the Victorian Pride Centre has announced that Transgender Victoria (TGV) is the next community organisation to set up an office at the centre.
The LGBTIQ community recognises that visibility is so important in raising awareness of discrimination faced by trans and gender diverse people worldwide, as well as a celebration of trans and gender diverse peoples contributions to society.
The Victorian Pride Centre Board Chair Jude Munro AO made the announcement yesterday (Tuesday 31 March) as part of Trans Day Of Visibility on site at the Pride Centre. There was no handing over of a key just yet, but a great deal of pride in welcoming TGV to the Pride Centre.
“The Victorian Pride Centre is proud to announce our first community organisation whose remit is solely to support the trans and gender diverse communities,” said Victorian Pride Centre Chair, Jude Munro AO. “Transgender Victoria has paved the way in this space and are doing most important work to educate and advocate on behalf of their community.”
TGV has been a leading body for advocacy, support, education and resource development in Victoria for more than 20 years. Transgender Victoria is led by trans and gender diverse people for trans and gender diverse people and works closely with other service providers to ensure the best support for their community.
“We are delighted and excited to be joining other LGBTIQ community organisations and services at the Pride Centre,” said TGV Board Chair, Brenda Appleton. “We look forward to providing a safe and inclusive space for trans and gender diverse people and contributing to the Pride Centre leading the way in ensuring the current and future needs of LGBTIQ people are understood and addressed.”
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support even more trans and gender diverse people across Victoria through joining the Pride Centre,” added TGV Executive Director, Margot Fink. “Being able to work closely with other amazing members of our community, and their organisations, to champion the rights of LGBTIQ people represents an exciting step.”
Image: courtesy of Transgender Victoria
Source: Victorian Pride Centre