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We all belong at the Y 🏳️‍🌈

This June the Y Geelong is celebrating its LGBTQI+ community and striving to create a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment all year round.


However, to know how far we have come today, we have to take a look back to where Pride all started.

The history of Pride goes back to 1969. At the time, homosexuality was illegal in the United States and only partially decriminalized in England and Wales. On the 28th of June 1969, during a raid on a gay bar in New York, over 200 people resisted arrest, leading to a three-day riot. Celebrations began the next year, on the anniversary of the riots. The first ever Gay Pride march took place on 28 June that year, drawing a few thousand participants and covering 50 city blocks.


We want your feedback!

If you have any comments or suggestions about how the Y Geelong can be a more inclusive place or want to find out more about our LGBTQI+ community, please send your thoughts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.