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SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE:

The Pride of the South Committee is working hard to get our monthly events up and running again however the COVID-19 restrictions are making that task difficult.

We are hopeful that ‘Coffee Pots’ at Mick O’Shea’s Irish pub will return on SUNDAY OCTOBER 18th. We are also hopeful that our ‘Community Pool Night’ at the Port Noarlunga/Christies Beach RSL will return soon. ‘Southern Queer Gamers’, which was previously hosted at Junction Australia/Hackham Community Centre has been cancelled permanently due to a lack of volunteers. We are working towards creating a new family friendly event at that venue, which we hope will appeal to a wide range of LGBTIQ people.

Sadly, we have had to postpone our 5th annual Southern Pride March, which has traditionally taken place on the last Saturday of the ‘Feast’ festival in November. We are now planning for that event to take place on SATURDAY MARCH 6th, to coincide with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Stay tuned for more details on that event!

In the meantime, we have two new events taking place over the next few months.

As a replacement for the postponed Southern Pride March, we are pleased to announce that we have organised a unique event called ‘5 Years of Southern Pride – A Virtual Celebration’. You can participate by submitting a photo or brief video, with the theme ‘What does Pride mean to you?’. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details on how to get involved!

We have also created an ongoing community art project called ‘Rainbow Reconnection’.

We are calling for members of our community, families, friends and allies to create A4-sized, personalised artworks, themed in one of the colours of the Pride Flag.

Artworks may be of any style, type or design, so long as your chosen colour is predominant. Anything is possible, from a simple handprint to a detailed scene or collage – break out your glitter, crayons and paint!

Rainbow coloured paper and other supplies can be picked up from Katrine Hildyard MP’s office at 114 Beach Rd, Christies Beach or Junction Australia/Hackham Community Centre, 72 Collins Parade, Hackham. When your artworks are completed, please return them to either of the above locations.

Once we have collected enough artworks, we will collate them and publicly display a beautiful rainbow collage to express how our community stands strong together, even while apart. Subject to the number of submissions received, we may be able to have multiple rainbows in different locations, so please feel free to create as many artworks as possible!

INTRODUCTION

Pride of the South is a volunteer-based social, support and networking group which caters for the LGBTIQ communities in Adelaide’s outer Southern suburbs.

Click here to find out more about us, including our history, vision and mission statement, and code of conduct.

Pride of the South hosts three monthly events: ‘Rainbow Community Pool Night’, ‘Southern Queer Friendly Gamers’ and ‘Coffee Pots’.

We are also planning a number of special events over the next few months, including a series of information sessions to be held at various locations throughout the South and our annual Southern Pride March and Family Fun Day in November.

Click here to see full details of our upcoming events and activities.