Celebrating Diversity with Pride: Pride Flag Raising for IDAHOBIT Day – 16 May 2019

The Pride Flag will be raised in the Blacktown LGA on May 16th, to commemorate IDAHOBIT, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia, which is held on May 17th.

As part of this event, local community services are asking Blacktown residents and workers to submit a short story, 250-350 words, about their experience of being a part of the LGBTIQ community and living or working in the Blacktown area.

Whether you have a story of hope, a story of sadness, a story of courage, or a story of laughter, we invite you to put your pen to paper! We are interested in stories of people from various and diverse walks of life, cultures, and age ranges.

A selection of stories submitted by people from the LGBTIQ+ community will be displayed on posters at the pride flag raising ceremony at the Village Green, Flushcombe Road, Blacktown from 4-6pm on Thursday 16th May. All stories received will be printed in a booklet form, which will be handed out to people who attend the event. The purpose of this is to give value and voice to the diversity of experience of the LGBTIQ community in Blacktown.

You can indicate your attendance on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/618352905329885/

To share your story or for more information, please contact:

Nafiye Mind | Executive Officer | Blacktown Area Community Centres Inc.

PO Box 4105 Marayong NSW, 2148

Telephone: 9626 5312 Email: nafiye@bacc.org.au