LGBTIQ+ community

We pride ourselves on being welcoming and sensitive to the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+).

We pride ourselves on being welcoming and sensitive to the needs of people who are LGBTIQ+, and provide a range of services and advice to assist the LGBTIQ+ community.

Council works hard to ensure our community is inclusive and we are committed to promoting a fair, just, tolerant and inclusive community.

A Statement of Commitment sprang from a long-standing awareness by Council of the LGBTIQ+ community and it recognises the contribution it makes to the social development in the area.

Pride Program 2021

After being postponed due to COVID-19, the IDAHOBIT Pride flag-raising ceremony, Midsumma Festival and Midsumma Pride March are back in 2021.

Midsumma Festival

We're a proud supporter of the Midsumma Festival celebrating our LGBTIQ+ communities.

Running from 19 April until 5 May 2021, to find out about events happening in Port Phillip and see the full program, visit Midsumma Festival.

Rainbow Pride flag-raising ceremony 

On Monday 17 May, everyone is welcome to join us from 4 pm for a flag-raising ceremony ahead of the 26th Midsumma Pride March and to mark IDAHOBIT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Monday 17 May. Everyone is welcome.

IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTIQ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

The rainbow flag is a universally-recognised symbol of pride and inclusion. Come along to watch the flags raised at St Kilda Town Hall to celebrate LGBTIQ people and our diverse and inclusive community. There will also be a special guest performance on the day.

This is a COVID-Safe event. Please RSVP via TryBooking to attend.

Location: front of St Kilda Town Hall, corner of Carlisle Street and Brighton Road

Midsumma Pride March

On Sunday 23 May, Midsumma Pride March will be taking over St Kilda in a parade of solidarity. If you’d like to attend the march as a spectator, you’ll need to book in to a Fitzroy Street venue to watch the parade live while supporting our local Fitzroy Street traders.

You can also watch the parade online via livestream. 

Wear It Purple Day 2021

On 27 August 2021, show your support by wearing purple and participate in any activities or opportunities to share a message of support on the day.

Older LGBTIQ+ people

The City of Port Phillip's Access and Ageing department provides a range of support services to people at home and in the community.

We help older people to:

  • live independently in their homes for as long as possible
  • be more socially active
  • eat more nutritious meals.

Our Aged Care Services team has been awarded the Rainbow Tick, a sign to you of our commitment to ensuring that:

  • our service is inclusive and friendly
  • you feel confident to be open in your communication with our staff.

For more information about our services, please visit Aged Care and Disability Services.

St Kilda Town Hall lit up at night with rainbow floodlights to mark support for marriage equality
The Rainbox flag flying in front of and top of the St Kilda Town Hall on a sunny day

More information

To ask us a question, request information or give us feedback, contact us and ask for the Health Equity and Social Justice.

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