LGBTQIA+ In the North East (LINE) Wangaratta – social group for all ages, regular events, all welcome!
LINE (LGBTQIA+ In the North East) Wangaratta, is an expanding LBGTQIA+ community group focussed on improving mental wellbeing and providing connections to queer people through art and creativity.
We’ve been primarily online for the last 7 years, but with the help of our current volunteer team, our boots have hit the ground. At the start of the year we’ve run a couple of Proud Poetry days, where people were given the tools to make their own poetry about what being proud meant to them.
During the current pandemic, we’ve tried to keep in touch online, by hosting an online book club with free access to queer books.
Now, we’ve been given the funding to continue to spread local love and promote mental wellbeing by providing free care packages to the local LGBTQIA+ community. These packs feature items like books, colouring-in, fidget toys (for those of us also neuro-diverse) to promote relaxation, mindfulness, and relieve stress. Within the packs are also items from local businesses that are also run by queer people, or allies.
We know there’s a need to continue queer representation in Wangaratta, so we’re not planning on stopping here! In the future we’re planning to continue our virtual and physical presence, with our continued updates online, art therapy program, market stalls, social catch-ups (e.g. brunches, coffee, bowling, etc.), family catch-ups, dance classes, and more to come!
For more information, or to get involved, feel free to contact us anytime!
Visit our Facebook Page (LINE Wangaratta facebook.com/linewangaratta)
Phone: Allison (Coordinator) 0421 747 660