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Taking pride in individuality

Taking pride in individuality

PrideFEST was celebrated at Gordon Lodge in November!

For those who haven’t heard about it before, PrideFEST is Western Australia’s ultimate celebration of all things queer - and a state-wide celebration of the LGBTIQ+ community.

It’s also an opportunity for the broader WA community to come out in force and show its support for the LGBTIQ+ community, which is exactly what the team at Gordon Lodge did.

According to Facility Manager, Angela Lowe, the event provided an opportunity for both residents and staff at the Lodge to show their respect for people’s individuality and identity, and once again reinforce how inclusive and caring everyone is at the not-for-profit home.

"For us it’s about showing respect for diversity, especially among our staff, and we asked the residents if they would like to join in and, after explaining what the event was all about, so many said ‘why wouldn’t I?’," Angela explains.

"We enjoyed a lovely morning tea with rainbow cakes and encouraged everyone to dress up and wear the colours of the rainbow. It really was a fabulous event, and reinforced how much respect we have for every single person here at Gordon Lodge."

Did you know?

  • Pride WA has been an integral part of the Western Australian community since 1989.
  • The organisation grew out of a community movement which was focused on protesting laws that actively discriminated against some members of the community including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other people of diverse sexuality and gender, and their supporters.

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