Albany Pride has specific objectives and aims – find out what they are
Albany Pride is an ever expanding group and provides:
- General support and information delivery, attempting to build resilience and the capacity for self help, and to promote a sense of safety and belonging.
- Co-ordination and co-facilitation of “Spectrum”, Under 25’s LGBTIQ+ social/support group with headspace Albany.
- Organising Albany Pride week each year since 2016
- Advocacy (including effective strategies to schools for challenging homophobia and bullying within the school environment and supporting same sex attracted and gender questioning students).
- Making referrals/linking in with other community supports.
- Raising community awareness about issues affecting the LGBTI community, particularly younger members of this community.
- Liaison with local media around pertinent issues relating to our LGBTIQ community
- Organising training for the local community in collaboration with other organisations around issues facing our LGBTIQ community and how this community can be better supported. We recently partnered with Living Proud to deliver Opening Closets Training to almost 40 agency staff locally.
- Participating in State and National research opportunities.
- A few Albany Pride members are also Qlife Australia volunteers, providing mentoring to other LGBTIQ people.
- PFLAG formed in Albany in 2018 and they are under our Albany Pride banner.
We hold various groups and social activities, all of which meet monthly. These include:
- Social catch-ups at Kate’s Place
- After Work Drinks and Dinner at a local bar
- Spectrum (12-25 year old social group run with Albany headspace)
- Rainbow Families parenting group (new social group for LGBTIQA+ families)
- PFLAG (support group for family members who may be struggling with another family member’s diverse sexuality/gender)