Colouful show of solidarity

SUNRAYSIA’S LGBTIQ+ community and its allies coloured the town rainbow yesterday to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

Joelle Brown, Nicole Woods, Tegan Roberts and Lauren Roberts with Mildura Police Gay Lesbian liaison officer Stacey Purves at the raising of the flag to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia Intersexism and Transphobia. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Joelle Brown, Nicole Woods, Tegan Roberts and Lauren Roberts with Mildura Police Gay Lesbian liaison officer Stacey Purves at the raising of the flag to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia Intersexism and Transphobia. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

IDAHOBIT was launched in 2004 to celebrate LGBTIQ+ people globally and to mark the date when the World Health Organisation no longer classified homosexuality as a health problem in 1990.

As part of Sunraysia’s celebrations, Mildura Rural City Council joined with headspace, Victoria Police, Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and Mallee District Aboriginal Services to present the fourth annual rainbow flag-raising ceremony.

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