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Queerobodalla Festival 2024: A Month Long Pride Celebration in the Eurobodalla

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Queerobodalla Festival 2024: A Month Long Pride Celebration in the Eurobodalla.

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The Eurobodalla Shire is gearing up to host a vibrant celebration of diversity and inclusion with the inaugural Queerobodalla Festival 2024. Scheduled to take place across the month of June, the festival aims to build and foster a welcoming and inclusive space for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Queerobodalla 2024 is not just a festival; it’s a vital initiative to address the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community in our regional area. Organised by dedicated community volunteers, the festival aims to combat isolation, promote mental health and wellbeing and foster connections within the LGBTQIA+ community and with allies and services. And celebrate of course, darlings!

“We’re so excited to hold the first ever Pride festival in the Eurobodalla,” says Hannah Matysek, Queerobodalla Co-convener. “From music to literary events to yoga classes, the Queerobodalla festival will build and foster LGBTQIA+ community on the Far South Coast – we’re queer and we’re here and we’ll celebrate this.”

The festival will feature a variety of events and activities, including:

● Queerobodalla Riverside Launch: A community gathering to kick off the festivities, providing a safe and welcoming space to connect and socialise – featuring queer musicians and performers alongside resource stalls from organisations and artists.

● Queer Authors Panel: Panel discussion from LGBTQIA+ authors with Christos Tsiolkos (The Slap) headlining.

● Queer Film Screening: A night of diverse LGBTQIA+ short films and a community dinner.

● Rainbow Yoga: Yoga sessions tailored to LGBTQIA+ individuals – for health and connection.

● Deep in Drag: A fabulous dance party celebrating queer culture and diversity, providing a safe space for self-expression and celebration and platforming local queer performers and DJs.

● Womxn Make Music: a residential professional music making retreat for women and non-binary people.

● Queer Writing Workshop: with local author Inga Simpson

“The Queerobodalla Festival has something for everyone,” says Matysek. “And you’re all invited – LGBTQIA+ people and allies and the whole community. Come and celebrate with us!”

For more information, check out http://queerobodalla.com/
Find Queerobodalla on socials at https://www.facebook.com/queerobodalla
or IG @Queerobodalla