Australia: Victoria budgets $30 million to support LGBTI citizens

Victorian budget statement is a big win for LGBTI people, with the state’s government investing in several services and facilities.

Confirming Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement last week, $15 million will be set aside for an LGBTI Pride Centre, which will showcase queer art and history, co-locate LGBTI advisory, health and support services, and feature community spaces which will provide a safe environment for LGBTI Victorians to meet and socialise.

The $29 million package also includes $4 million for a grants program to strengthen the sustainability of LGBTI community organisations and to support LGBTI community leaders who help Victorians live free from discrimination.   Read more via Same Same