Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle has offered to gift two Rainbow flags to Moorabool Council so they can fly above council offices in time for IDAHOBIT Day on May 17.
The Andrews Labor Government has a proud record of legislative and historic firsts for LGBTIQ+ Victorians.
This includes creating a Minister for Equality and Equality portfolio in Victoria in 2014, removal of old criminal convictions and apology for criminalisation of homosexuality, allowing all couples to adopt in 2016 and fairer birth certificates in 2019.
This progress will be built on this year with the release of the first ever Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy, which will guide the Victorian Government’s efforts to achieve equality for LGBTIQ+ communities over the next decade.
To have your say on the Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy visit engage.vic.gov.au/lgbtiqstrategy before 17 February 2021.
This week we’re also looking to pass historic legislation that will put an end to the cruel and bigoted practices that seek to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
LGBTIQ+ people are not “broken” and they do not need to be “fixed” - these views won’t be tolerated in Victoria, and neither will change or suppression practices.
Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle
“I fully support the motion that Cr Tonia Dudzik put last night at Moorabool Council to fly the Rainbow flag at council offices for IDAHBOIT Day.”
“This would say to the LGBTIQ+ community that we celebrate your contribution to our community and Moorabool is a wonderful and welcoming place to live.”
“If cost is found to be an issue in the council review, I would be happy to give two flags to council to make sure that the flags will be there for IDAHOBIT Day on May 17.”
“I have been passionate about the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community since working at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in the 1980’s.”
“The Andrews Labor Government has a proud record of historic firsts for the LGBTI+ community and let’s not forget that Daniel Andrews was the first Premier to proudly walk in the Pride March back in 2015.”
“This year we will release the first ever Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy, which will guide the Victorian Government’s efforts to achieve equality for LGBTIQ+ communities over the next decade. It’s out for comment now, please visit the site and have your say, let’s make sure rural and regional voices are heard.”