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Celebrate Pride Month with exciting events and initiatives

06/06/2024

During Pride Month June 2024, a range of events and initiatives demonstrating support for LGBTQIA+ communities will be held in Georges River.
 
Events will include Rainbow Storytimes and Pride Book Club at Georges River Libraries, as well as Draw your Inner Drag Queen, Rainbow Baby Explorers, and a colouring station at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

Community members can learn more about how to be a strong ally at the Unravelling the Acronym: LGBTIQ+ with broadcaster for the award-winning Chicks Talking Footy show, Fiona Newton, including one session with a Mandarin Interpreter.
 
Pride support will also be on show at sporting grounds across Georges River. Statistics show that 80 per cent of Australians have witnessed or experienced homophobia while participating in or watching sport. As players and as fans, LGBTQIA+ people are being driven away from sport or forced to remain closeted. Sport is at the heart of Australian culture, but participation levels within the LGBTQIA+ community are extremely low.
 
Throughout Pride Month, five rainbow benches will be unveiled at sporting grounds in Georges River so that everyone can feel safe and welcome when playing or supporting sport in Georges River. Show your support for Pride in Sport by sharing a bench and a conversation with family, friends or colleagues about the role we all play in making participation in sport safe and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ fans, players and officials.   
 
Sportsfans can also celebrate Pride by attending the first local Pride Cup at Olds Park. Georges River Council is proudly partnering with Pride Cup and St George AFL to bring this very special first to the Georges River community.
 
To see what else is on and register for events across the community, visit Council’s What’s On page for more details.
 
If you would like to learn more about hosting a Pride Cup for your sporting club in partnership with Georges River Council, contact Council's Community Capacity Building team.
 

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Pride Month Colouring Station at Hurstville Museum & Gallery

Get colourful this Pride Month with the Hurstville Museum & Gallery colouring station! 

Pull up a chair in our cozy Snapshot Gallery while the kids get into some colouring in (or join in the fun yourself!). This is a free daily drop-in activity during the Museum & Gallery's opening hours. 

Date: 1 June to 30 June 2024.
Times: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am–4.00pm. Sunday: 2.00pm–5.00pm.
Venue: Hurstville Museum & Gallery.
Cost: Free.

Rainbow Storytime At Oatley Library

Join Georges River Libraries for a series of family friendly Rainbow Storytimes for children between 3 and 5 years and their carers to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community throughout Pride Month.
 
These special story time events will feature books from our library collection and help teach children about important themes such as family, love, and friendship, embracing diversity, and belonging.

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2024.
Venue: Oatley Library.
Time: 10.30am - 11.15am.
Cost: Free.

Rainbow Storytime At Penshurst Library

Join Georges River Libraries for a series of family friendly Rainbow Storytimes for children between 3 and 5 years and their carers to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community throughout Pride Month.
 
These special story time events will feature books from our library collection and help teach children about important themes such as family, love and friendship, embracing diversity, and belonging.
 
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024.
Venue: Penshurst Library.
Time: 10.30am - 11.15am.
Cost: Free.

Pride Book Club 4

Join us for the fourth quarterly Pride Book Club at the library facilitated by queer author Erin Gough. This Pride Book Club will be in celebration of Pride Month with the theme being Queer Pride and what this means to different queer communities in the modern world.

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024.
Venue: Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah.
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm.
Cost: Free.
Bookings: Bookings are essential.

Rainbow Storytime At South Hurstville Library

Join Georges River Libraries for a series of family friendly Rainbow Storytimes for children between 3 and 5 years and their carers to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community throughout Pride Month.
 
These special story time events will feature books from our library collection and help teach children about important themes such as family, love, and friendship, embracing diversity, and belonging.
 
Date: Thursday 20 June 2024.
Venue: South Hurstville Library
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am.
Cost: Free.

Draw Your Inner Drag Queen

In line with Pride month, indulge your creativity and join The Fabulous Wonder Mama in a fun ‘Draw your inner Drag Queen’ workshop.
She will guide you through the drawing steps while you unleash your inner diva! All while sipping on a glass of sparkling bubbly because what's a drag experience without a touch of glam? 
Whether you are an experienced artist or a complete novice, this workshop with Wonder Mama is the perfect opportunity to learn, laugh, and make unforgettable memories.
Note: All materials will be provided.

This event is for adults ages 18 years and older.
Date: Friday 21 June 2024.
Venue: Hurstville Museum and Gallery.
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm.
Cost: $40.00 per person, plus booking fees.
Bookings: Bookings are essential.

Rainbow Storytime At Clive James Library, Kogarah

Join Georges River Libraries for a series of family friendly Rainbow Storytimes for children between 3 and 5 years and their carers to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community throughout Pride Month.
 
These special story time events will feature books from our library collection and help teach children about important themes such as family, love, and friendship, embracing diversity, and belonging.
 
Date: Friday 28 June 2024.
Venue: Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah.
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am.
Cost: Free.

Unravelling the Acronym: LGBTIQ+

Community members can learn more about how to be a strong ally by attending Unravelling the Acronym: LGBTIQ+ with broadcaster for the award-winning Chicks Talking Footy show, Fiona Newton, including one session with a Mandarin Interpreter.
 
Session with Mandarin Interpreter
Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024.
Venue: Hurstville Library.
Time: 12.00pm- 1.30pm.
 
Session
Date: Thursday 20 June, 2024.
Venue: Hurstville Library.
Time:10.00am-11.00am.
Cost: Free, bookings essential.

Pride Cup

Georges River Council is proudly partnering with Pride Cup and St George AFL to bring this very special first to the Georges River community.
 
Date: Saturday 29 June, 2024.
Venue: Olds Park, 624 Forest Road, Penshurst.