Statement on First Nations Voice to Parliament

The Victorian Pride Centre stands on the lands of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung/Bunurung peoples, lands which have never been ceded.

The Victorian Pride Centre (VPC) is committed to living our values of Pride, Support, Celebration and Belonging. These values drive our vision and our purpose. We welcome all to a place of acceptance, belonging, reconciliation and kindness. We welcome all to come with a sense of purpose.

It is from these values that we say ‘Yes’ to a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the upcoming referendum.

By supporting a ‘Yes’ vote, we support an important pathway for this country’s First Peoples to have a voice on issues that affect their communities. LGBTIQ+ communities understand the importance of having a voice, the power and impact of ‘yes’ over ‘no’, and that such a pathway should be enshrined and celebrated.

VPC respects the importance of listening to views from across all First Nations communities on this issue and importantly Rainbow Mob. We acknowledge the decades of advocacy and the invitation contained in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk together. As a centre, we commit ourselves to upholding the principles outlined in the statement.

We encourage everyone who works, visits, and engages with the Pride Centre to actively inform themselves, to listen respectfully and understand the opportunity we are being afforded in continuing our journey toward meaningful recognition and reconciliation.


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