WIMMERA Pride Project and Grampians Community Health have organised a picnic on Saturday in support of the region’s LGBTIQ community.
Pride project co-founder Maddi Ostapiw said the family friendly picnic was a chance to show support for the people who were being negatively impacted by the Australian marriage equality survey.
“There has been a constant debate in the media, which has been a burden on us and has been affecting our mental health. So we decided a small community event for the LGBTIQ people would be beneficial,” she said.
Ms Ostapiw said people were invited to bring their own food and drinks.
There has been a constant debate in the media, which has been a burden on us.Maddi Ostapiw
She said activities for families and young children had been organised or people could choose to sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
“People can engage in the event to any degree they would like,” she said.
Ms Ostapiw said the picnic, at the playground at Horsham Botanic Garden from 1pm, was chance to show support for the people facing challenging times amid the debate.