About The Lobby

 

Formed in October 1997, the Victorian Pride Lobby is a community based advocacy group that works towards equality, social justice, and advancing the human rights for lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual and same-sex attracted Victorians.

We do not speak in the place of trans and gender diverse, intersex, and asexual community members, but rather work constructively, cooperatively and respectfully with trans and gender diverse, intersex, asexual and other community organisation to achieve positive social change for the LGBTIQA+ community.

The Victorian Pride Lobby is not aligned with any political party. We are a not-for-profit, purpose driven community based lobby group that works alongside community organisations, advocates and representatives of government agencies to create positive change in the area of human rights, equality and policy development.

We acknowledge the unique rights and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the traditional and ongoing custodians of this land.

We support cultural diversity and difference and recognise that respecting these differences makes our community stronger.

The Victorian Pride Lobby happily provides comments to the media regarding current LGBTIQA+ affairs and topical issues. Please call us on 0417 484 438 to connect with our spokesperson. As a volunteer organisation, we will endeavour to answer your query but please contact info@vicpridelobby.org if you don’t receive a response.

Why Pride?

 

Pride is the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, equality and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and same-sex attracted people. Pride is the outlook that bolsters our movement for equality, human rights and social justice. Pride is the name of our march, our centre and the name of our Lobby. Together, we can feel pride in all that we have achieved over the past 20 years, and build an inclusive movement for change.

Committee of Management

Nevena Spirovska

Nevena Spirovska

Co-Convenor

Devina Potter

Devina Potter

Co-Convenor

Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade

Secretary

Tristan Gooey

Tristan Gooey

Treasurer

Sean Mulcahy

Sean Mulcahy

Policy Advisor

Nic Holas

Nic Holas

Committee Member

Liam Elphick

Liam Elphick

Committee Member

Amy Kreitals

Amy Kreitals

Committee Member

Jonathan Rutter

Jonathan Rutter

Committee Member

Grace Dewhurst

Grace Dewhurst

Committee Member