About The Lobby
Formed in October 1997, the Victorian Pride Lobby works towards equality, social justice and human rights for lesbian, gay, queer, bi+, and same-sex attracted Victorians. We do not speak in place of the trans and gender diverse, intersex, and asexual community members, but rather work in conjunction with trans and gender diverse, intersex, and asexual community organisations to achieve social change for the LGBTIQA+ community.
The Lobby achieves its goals through political campaigning, advocacy, law reform and working with the media.
We are not aligned with any political party. We are a community-based lobby group that works alongside other not-for-profit organisations and representatives of government agencies to create positive change in the area of human rights and policy development.
We acknowledge the unique rights and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the first owners and ongoing custodians of this land.
We support cultural diversity and difference and recognise that respecting these differences makes our society stronger.
We aim to achieve representation of a cross-section of all genders within the organisation, and work very closely with the transgender community to ensure that gender diverse community members are represented on the management committee.
Anyone can become a member of the Lobby, as long as they agree with the mission, philosophy and objectives of the organisation.
We are happy to provide comments to the media regarding current affairs and topical issues.
Please call us on 0417 484 438 to speak with our spokesperson.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide legal or financial advice as we do not have the resources to assist with individual matters. Please contact the Federation of Community Legal Centres or Victoria Legal Aid to be directed to the right place.
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.