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New members join LGBTIQA+ Steering Group

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The Mount Alexander LGBTIQA+ Steering Group is back for 2021 stronger than ever, with eight new members and a new logo representing our wonderfully diverse LGBTIQA+ people of the Mount Alexander Shire.

Friday 16 April 2021

The Mount Alexander LGBTIQA+ Steering Group is back for 2021 stronger than ever, with eight new members and a new logo representing our wonderfully diverse LGBTIQA+ people of the Mount Alexander Shire.

The group also has the pleasure of welcoming back six original members and three Council representatives to the group, including Mount Alexander Shire Councillor, Bill Maltby.

“I’m happy to be representing Councillors as a member of this group, and looking forward to working closely with our LGBTIQA+ community,” said Cr Maltby.

“It’s an opportunity to listen, learn and support, and continue to grow as an inclusive community ensuring the shire is a welcoming and safe space for everyone.”

The group’s unique new logo, which incorporates multi-coloured gum leaves, was created to symbolise the diverse community it represents.

The colours of the leaves reflect the colours of the LGBTIQA+ Pride flag, with the addition of pink, blue, black and brown to represent the transgender community and LGBTIQA+ First Nations people and people of colour. The gum leaf also represents the rich environment of the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, upon which members of the group are proud to live.

To celebrate diversity and equality in our shire, Council is encouraging residents to join the celebrations during Castlemaine Pride Week, running from Monday 19 April until Saturday 24 April.

Castlemaine Community House and Castlemaine Pride have a week of activities planned, including the Castlemaine Pride – Picnic in the Park on Saturday 24 April from 11.00am – 5.00pm at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

The event is a celebration of diversity and equality for all ages, where everyone one (and their dog!) is welcome to come along.

Visit www.cch.org.au/castlemaine-pride for more details.

Mount Alexander Shire Council will be showing its support for LGBTIQA+ people by flying the rainbow flag at the Castlemaine Market building during the Castlemaine Pride Week 2021 celebrations.


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