Who are Rural Rainbows?

A Collaboration of LGBTIQ community members, service providers and local government.

Rural Rainbows is here to provide information, education, support and advocacy to all LGBTIQA+ communities, individuals and Allies living in rural and regional Victoria.

Rural Rainbow’s aim is to amplify connection and belonging as promotional recourse for community groups, events, training opportunities and inclusive services; highlighting the many avenues of support and connection throughout regional and rural Victoria, bringing focus to where and what is available far beyond the tram tracks so our unique rural culture and LGBTIQA+ community continues to prosper.

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Discover regional resources and support

Explore the resources and support groups available within the region. If you come across additional resources and support groups not listed here, please contact us and let us so we can share them with our community.

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Mallee Pride

About Mallee Pride is a group of local LGBTIQ+ people and allies who are working together to build a strong, visible, and connected LGBTIQ+ community

Queer Coffee

About Come & share a casual coffee with other LGBTQIA+ humans. Quieter than a nightclub, more fun than drinking alone, tastier than almost anything. All

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Local events and significant dates

https://fb.me/e/db1cBAs1Q November 20th from 8pm Transgender Day of Remembrance is an important day for the trans community.You are invited to join in a live streamed candle lighting ceremony from 8pm on Nov 20th to honour the lives lost to transphobic violence and show your support for the communities, groups, and activists fighting not only to survive, but also for the safety and rights of trans and gender-diverse people all over the world. This is a free event, but we are also providing the opportunity for individuals and organisations to sponsor a candle, starting from $10+ with the money raised
From 23 October – 3 November 2020 Geelong Pride Film Festival will bring you a special online event. We’ll have packages of films from our 2020 festival that you can watch at home. We can’t wait to share these great films with our community.  Geelong Pride Film Festival is supported by Deakin University, City of Greater Geelong, Provincial Media, Victorian Government, WorkSafe Victoria, Piano Bar Geelong and Creative Geelong.  When we are able to, we will be back supporting our favourite venues The Pivotonian Cinema and Platform Arts. In the meantime we will be bringing you fabulous content online. We hope you’ll join us
http://outintheopen.org.au/ 22 Oct – 1 Nov 2020 Greater Shepparton’s festival celebrating LGBTIQA+ pride & community diversity – join in all the fun for Carnival Day & so much more! Event Key locations are: Many events will be scattered throughout the week-long Festival and in-and-around Greater Shepparton to give locals and visitors a taste of what Greater Shepparton has to offer. This event is Wheelchair accessible and has hearing Loops. Located in Shepparton Victoria.