Pride Month at the Victorian Pride Centre

The Victorian Pride Centre is thrilled to present a program of events that celebrate the creativity, passion, and resilience of LGBTIQ+ communities for Pride Month this June!

Join us for music and drag performances at Sunday Sizzle, the Printed Protest exhibition co-presented by Australian Queer Archives, a trans and gender diverse clothing swap co-presented by Ballarat Trans and Gender Diverse Swap Shop, and more to be announced on Facebook and Instagram

Pride Month Program:
June 1 to July 31 – Printed Protest exhibition
Thursday 2 June – ‘Welcome to Chechnya’ documentary film screening, 6.15pm to 9pm
Sunday 5 June – Sunday Sizzle + shOUT Youth Chorus + Gay Stuff Markets (under 18s accompanied by an adult), 12.30pm to 7pm 
Wednesday 8 June  – Printed Protest free exhibition talk, 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 11 June – Spill the Tea, complimentary afternoon tea, 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 18 June – Trans and Gender Diverse Clothes Swap, 10pm to 4pm
Saturday 25 June  – Printed Protest free exhibition talk, 3pm to 4pm

Keep up to date with info about our June 5 events on our Facebook event page here.
Register for Printed Protest talks on Eventbrite

Printed Protest
Exhibition dates: June 1 to July 31
Location: Pride Gallery

This exhibition highlights posters, banners and placards across the decades that have focused on campaigns of social and political change for LGBTIQ+ communities. From the early days of Gay Liberation to Law Reform, the AIDS crisis and response, Marriage Equality and Trans visibility/rights. Printed Protest showcases the creativity and determination of LGBTIQ+ communities through the imagery, messaging and artwork that pushed for change.

Co-presented by the Australian Queer Archives and Victorian Pride Centre.

Free exhibition talks:
Wednesday 8 June, 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 25 June, 3pm to 4pm
Register your interest here.

Welcome to Chechnya
Documentary film screening
Event date: 6.15pm to 9pm, Thursday 2 June
Location: Theatrette, Pride Centre

Join Eleos Justice and Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation for a special screening of Welcome to Chechnya at the Victorian Pride Centre.

Connect with fellow advocates and allies at the pre-screening canapés and drinks reception. Then, experience this powerful work of humanitarian filmmaking that unveils Russia’s deadly war against LGBTQ people in the Chechen Republic, and showcases the extraordinary efforts of the people who fought against it.

For more information and to book, visit the event website here.

This is a fundraising event. 100% of the proceeds will go toward supporting the work of Eleos Justice and Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation.

* Please note that this event is 18+ only. The film has been classified MA15+ and contains strong themes and sexual violence.

Sunday Sizzle + shOUT Youth Chorus + Gay Stuff Markets
Event date: 1pm to 7pm, Sunday 5 June
Location: Ground floor of the Pride Centre

A very special edition of Sunday Sizzle is taking over the Pride Centre over the first Sunday of Pride Month! This celebration of LGBITQ+ communities starts with a smoking ceremony on the rooftop and includes music by DJ Gay Dad plus performances by some of Melbourne’s most beloved drag artists, along with the fabulous Gay Stuff Markets and shOUT Youth Chorus! No bookings required, just come along to the Pride Centre for an afternoon of queer excellence!

Set list:

Smoking Ceremony – 12:30pm
On the Rooftop

shOUT Youth Chorus – 1pm
In the Atrium

DJ Gay Dad – 1:30pm to 7pm
On the ground floor

Drag shows – 3:30pm & 6pm
On the Grand Staircase
featuring Dandrogyny, Bettie Rosé, Randy Roy, D Flowers and Vin Tagè

PLUS Gay Stuff Markets in the Theatrette

Presented by Victorian Pride Centre. Supported by the Victorian State Government.

Note that people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Spill the Tea
Event date: Saturday 11 June, 1pm to 4pm
Location: Ground floor of the Pride Centre

A free, all-ages event for folks to catch up and connect. Treat yourself to a rainbow cupcake, a lamington and/or hot drink and enjoy the gorgeous surrounds of the ground floor, including the Pride Gallery and beloved bookstore Hares & Hyenas. No bookings required, simply show up and have fun!

Trans and Gender Diverse Clothes Swap
Event date: Saturday 18 June, 10am to 4pm
Location: Ground floor of the Pride Centre

A fun, creative and practical clothes swap for trans and gender diverse communities, co-presented by Ballarat Trans and Gender Diverse Swap Shop and Victorian Pride Centre.