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 20 April – 30 April 2023 The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in an LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer) film festival in Geelong, Australia. Our non-profit community-run festival screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films in Geelong through an annual film festival and a series of special screenings and events. GPFF also supports local filmmakers through prizes and commissions.
https://www.bendigopridefestival.com.au/ The Bendigo PRIDE Festival presents a month long program that includes a variety of events that everyone in the rainbow can enjoy – from family days, to dance parties, to art exhibitions, to comedy nights, to picnic in the park, football matches, theatre, music and spoken word performance, as well of course, the latest and greatest queer films selected from the Melbourne Queer Film Festival that are set to form the Bendigo Queer Film Festival itself.  Accessibility information is Unavailable Located in Bendigo, Victoria