‘The Making of the Victorian Pride Centre’ explores the background, conception and building of the Victorian Pride Centre. The first section summarises the historical context of LGBTIQ+ people in Victoria and to a degree Australia and the wider world. Launching December 2, 2022.
The second part is devoted to the extraordinary people who broke through so many seemingly impossible barriers to create what is one of our finest and most welcoming public buildings, a
place where people and organisations can feel positive about their history, and achievements. And of course the tasks that lie ahead.
So many people and organisations have devoted and continue to devote time, expertise, and financial support to the Pride Centre – they are all part of the story.
‘The Making of the Victorian Pride Centre’ will be a lavishly illustrated coffee table book, a true representation of the efforts of all who participated to show friends and colleagues, and to enjoy for years to come.
About the author:
Dr Judith Buckrich was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1950 and emigrated to Melbourne in 1958. She has several entries in the Encyclopedia of Melbourne and Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960. Her book The Village of Ripponlea won a Victorian Community History Award in 2016 and Acland Street: the Grand Lady of St Kilda won the 2018 Fellowship of Australian Writers (VIC) Award for non fiction. Alongside writing about the Pride Centre, she is currently working on a book about the history of the Yarra River.
For more about Judith, go to her website:
‘The Making of the Victorian Pride Centre’ has been commissioned by The Pride Fund, with 80% of book sales being a fundraiser for the Victorian Pride Centre’s Rooftop Pavilion Campaign.