‘What makes an Ally?’ Project Launch

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrations in Wyndham City will host the official launch of a Victorian Government funded youth project.

The City of Wyndham Council and Mayor Cr Bob Fairclough, in partnership with Transgender Victoria (TGV), and YGender will officially launch the beginning of 'What makes an Ally?'

Members of the community are invited to join Transgender Victoria, YGender, Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, Wyndham City, Beyond Blue, Mind Australia and other service providers to support the GLBTIQ community to celebrate the beginning of this wonderful project.

Date: Friday May 16th 2014
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Wyndham City Civic Centre, 45 Princes Hwy, Werribee.
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Proceedings: Refreshments will be served from 1.30pm. Mayor Cr Bob Fairclough will officially address the community at 2.30pm with the event concluding with the raising of the rainbow flag. This is a free event.

'What makes an Ally?' is a HEY Grant community development project funded by the Department of Health. HEY Grants are part of larger Victorian Government funded initiative to support the mental health and wellbeing of Same Sex Attracted and Sex and Gender Diverse Young People.

'What makes an Ally?' seeks to engage young people across Victoria in regional and urban areas to participate in creating a print and web based campaign that fosters healthy relationships between trans* and gender diverse young people and their allies.

Transgender Victoria and YGender will work with local government, youth mental health services, secondary schools, anti bullying organisations and community organisations to enable young people to take a lead role in developing the project.

For queries regarding the 'What Makes an Ally?' Project contact:

Grace Lee
Transgender Victoria
0400 490 809

For information on event details contact:
'What Makes an Ally?' Project Manager
Jeremy Wiggins
0425 539 995



Transgender Victoria (TGV) was founded in the late 1990s to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people, their partners, families and friends.

TGV uses TGD to refer to people whose gender identity or expression is different from that which was assigned at birth or that which is expected of them by society.

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Transgender Victoria (TGV) work with and for, the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community as well as its allies, to create positive change in areas that impact the human rights of TGD people. 

TGV represents the TGD community in challenging discrimination and assists to empower TGD people so that they may lead full and meaningful lives.

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