Melbourne Pride 2021 Consultation

The community consultations and online survey have now closed. Thank you for your contribution. We will be placing updates here as they occur.

A message from our communities:

What is Melbourne Pride 2021

Did you know 2021 marks 40 years since the Victorian parliament decriminalised homosexuality in Victoria? 

As the anniversary approaches, we take the opportunity to acknowledge the courage and resilience of our LGBTQIA community, with a once-off celebration currently in planning by the State Government. We are thrilled that Midsumma has been asked to facilitate community consultation to develop ideas for content for Melbourne Pride 2021 and help make sure this statewide celebration is one we all want to be a part of!

In a contemporary exploration of festivities, Melbourne Pride 2021 will embark on a journey of equality through inspirational arts, community involvement, food, and culture. With the streets of Fitzroy coming alive as we celebrate the history and build on the momentum for equality.

The celebration will be an inspirational show of Pride and a reflection of 40 years “road to Pride”.

Which gets us asking, what does Pride mean to you?  

We want to hear from you

We have an opportunity for your voice to be heard and to shape Melbourne Pride 2021 into an event that is truly owned by our communities. 

So we are holding community consultations and here is how to be involved:  

Online:

Have your say by completing a 5 minute questionnaire. The survey covers topics such as; What Pride means to you? What events and activities would you like to see? And, we’d like to hear a bit about you and your communities. The survey closes midnight 22 April.

    
    

or join these online workshops:

Monday 23 March 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm
This event will now take place on-line. Please register to attend the event to receive the link, and further information, to the online workshop.



Tuesday, 24 March 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm 
This event will now take place on-line. Please register to attend the event to receive the link, and further information, to the online workshop.



Tuesday, 31 March 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
This event will now take place on-line. Please register to attend the event to receive the link, and further information, to the online workshop.

Community Consultation COVID-19 update

Midsumma Festival has a commitment to the safety and peace of mind of all its participants, staff and communities.

We are keeping up to date with the latest advice from the Australian Federal and Victorian Governments. And are committed to doing our part in the prevention and spread of COVID-19.

We are moving all of our consultations to an online interactive workshop. Please see the remaining online workshop dates above.

All that is required to participate is a device that is connected to the internet.

If this is a problem do please let us know so we can discuss alternative ways you can participate with your ideas.

Want to be involved?

We plan to send out the details to the online Zoom workshop once you have registered. The information will include the instructions on how you can log-on and be a part of the session.

If you require the use of an Auslan interpreter, please let us know by emailing the below email address as this can still be arranged via the system we are planning to use.

We are very much looking forward to sharing this with you and hearing your views and exciting ideas. Until then stay safe and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Local workshops

Prefer to have your say in person or want to meet like-minded individuals? Join one of our community workshops:


Queer Events & Larger organisations
Tuesday, 25th February
2:00pm – 4:00pm 
Midsumma Festival
Ground Level, 77 Southbank Blvd Southbank, Melbourne


Independents & smaller organisations (disability, first nations & trans) | Auslan Interpreted session 

Tuesday, 3 March
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ross House
247-251 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
Attended by community leaders: Caroline Bowditch; Jax Jacki Brown; Sally Goldner


South Siders | Audio Described session

Wednesday, 11 March 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm 
St Kilda Town Hall Training Room
99A Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182
Attended by community leaders: Catherine Barrett; Ross de Vent




North Siders | Auslan Interpreted session 

Thursday, 19 March 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
This event will now take place on-line. Please register to attend the event to receive the link, and further information, to the online workshop.

The promotional video

Midsumma would like to thank all participants involved in this video. In order of appearance:

  • Antony McManus
  • Renee Thompson
  • Tom Lambert
  • Alan Drummond
  • Dean Arcuri
  • Karen Bryant
  • Michelle Sheppard
  • Adele Moleta
  • Barbara Huggins
  • Bobby Macumber
  • Ron Van Houwelingen
  • Lincoln James Brannan

Created by Midsumma Festival and AH Entertainment, filmed by All Events Video Productions

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