Wellways staff were delighted to stand with their LGBTIQ+ mates during the recent IDAHOBIT Day. While the name is a bit of a mouthful, plenty of people broke out the rainbow colours to mark the day.   International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBTIQ+ rights violations and stimulate interest in rights work worldwide. 

In southeast Melbourne, the party atmosphere was electric at Wellways Bayside Winter Pride event as people enjoyed plenty of fun activities and laughter, while connecting with LGBTIQ+ support services. The annual event is an all ages free fun event that brings people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and their family and friends together. Hosted by the Retro Girls this is a fun event including live music and plenty of activities to keep people entertained. Of course, the fairy floss helped too.