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.
Two young boys flown to Melbourne on Wednesday night are still in critical and serious conditions after a Shepparton house fire.
Moira Shire's rate notices will be reissued, and will increase, after a calculation error resulted in an estimated shortfall of more than $500,000.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
Echuca’s Palace Hotel is to receive a five-star makeover from new owners Barry and Jan Donchi.
Leading Senior Constable Chris Goyne has joined the team at the Rochester police station.
Kyabram's Nick Holman set to make senior AFL debut.
Fundraising for prostate cancer would seem to be a natural fit for the Australian Defence Force.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Aommunity fair and truck show will be hosted by Heathcote Primary School next month.
Statewide roads and public transport study calls for increased governemnt funding, sparks memories of Cobram passenger rail service.
A win against Moama tomorrow is the only possible option for the Rams to play finals in 2014.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
Jack Frawley remembered for his service with the 4th light horse bridge at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and the charge of Beersheba, Palestine.
- Benalla Health signs on as a White Ribbon supporter of the campaign against domestic violence
- A magnificent 98 years for Benalla arts identity
- Benalla unveils its refurbished old shire offices which are now the Civic Centre
- Support Light the Night in Benalla next month
- Poppy Smith celebrates her second birthday, having survived a heart defect.
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