People young and old celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia crowded Shepparton’s Maude St Mall yesterday.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS May 17, 2014 3:54am
Strong message: People gathered at Shepparton's Maude St Mall yesterday to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
Goulburn Valley Pride volunteer Leigh Bamford, 46, said the day for him was about standing strong within the community.
‘‘I’m here to say listen to us we’re equal, we bleed the same, we love the same, it’s only fair we’re accepted,’’ he said.
Going Within to Get Out facilitator Kellie Smith said she was supporting the event to promote equal rights.
‘‘I feel deeply saddened by people who want to stop equal choices and equal opportunities,’’ she said.
Going Within to Get Out mentor Natasha Goldberg, 17, said such events were important for the community.
‘‘It’s the way forward,’’ she said.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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