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.
The Shepparton Library's collection of autism resources has been boosted thanks to autism organisation Amaze.
Although still not at their best, Mulwala have finished on top of the Murray League ladder after a comfortable victory over Cobram.
The International Guide Jamboree will take place at Lake Somerset, South East Queensland from September 25 to October 3, for Guides aged 10-17 years, and will be hosted by Girl Guides Australia.
VICROADS has released its final environmental reports for Echuca-Moama’s proposed second Murray River crossing. Finally.
ROCHESTER has welcomed its new Uniting Church minister.
Kyabram under pressure to maintain vital top three spot
The Seymour sub-branch of the RSL needs information on local soldiers during World War I.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
EARTHCOTE Events boss Spiro Boursinos has slammed allegations his annual Pyalong festival is anything but a safe and well organised function.
Strathmerton Cricket Club star all-rounder Luke Carter has been named as captain of the 2014-15 Victorian Country Cricket League (VCCL) Team of the Year.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
School's in for farming students
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