The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTI community together in a single and powerful space.
The Victorian Pride Centre will showcase Victoria’s diversity, pave new directions for its future, and honour and celebrate Australia’s LGBTI community’s brave – and at times difficult – past. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well being an international tourist destination.
The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee, and was registered in October 2016. It has been established with a skills-based board of non-executive directors.
“The Pride Centre will contribute to the proud and continuing history of Victoria’s LGBTI community. It will be warmly embraced by the St Kilda and Port Phillip Community.”
Bernadene Voss, Port Phillip Mayor
To be the most loved, well known and visited home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in Australia.
Honouring our LGBTI history and culture, creating our future
Catalysing our community
Celebrating and valuing our difference
Respecting and supporting each other
Living with courage, pride and strength
Demonstrating leadership for the LGBTI community
“The Victorian Pride Centre will bring our community together, to collaborate and build on each other’s strengths while maintaining our individual organisational identities. It will celebrate who we are as proud LGBTI people and open the doors to the rest of the community to help them understand our unique history and stories as well as our current contribution to Victoria.”
Ro Allen, Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality