Marching with pride

25 May 2021
Healthy Community

Manningham made a colourful presence at this year’s Midsumma Pride March, showing our support and commitment as a diverse and inclusive LGBTIQA+ friendly organisation.

Councillors, senior management and staff across the organisations joined thousands of passionate supporters as they marched through the streets of St Kilda as part of the annual LGBTIQA+ festival.   

Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon said this was the first time the organisation took part in the event.

“It was a great opportunity to connect directly with the broader LGBTIQA+ community,” he said.

“The initiative is consistent with our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and would bring benefits for employees and the community by building awareness and fostering inclusion.”

On IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia), Monday 17 May, Manningham celebrated by raising the inclusive rainbow flag outside its Civic Centre.

“It’s important we show our commitment and vision for an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, respected and safe, and our differences are celebrated.”

Manningham Council is also running a series of workshops with Transgender Victoria open to all staff. The workshops would help staff better understand the important role Council play for a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace and community.