Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community

In the Moreland Human Rights Policy Council committed to ensuring that Moreland is a safe and welcoming city for Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) people. Council will strive to ensure that its services are accessible and appropriate to the needs of our GLBTIQ residents and visitors.

Celebrate Midsumma Carnival and Pride March 2018

Midsumma, Melbourne's annual LGBTQI+ Celebration, is a federation of arts and cultural events spread over 85 different venues throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Midsumma Carnival


Sunday 14 January 2018
11 am – 10 pm including free Dance Party from 6 pm
(Councils stall attended 11 am – 5 pm) 
Venue: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne City

Moreland Council along with teams from Darebin, Banyule and Yarra City Councils celebrate Midsumma Carnival 2018. Our shared stall will include photo booth, lollypops and feedback questionnaire. Don't miss Melbourne's most famous family-friendly community day that kicks off summer's three-week Midsumma Festival season. Come down to say hello!!!

Midsumma Pride March – Inner northern Councils march together

Sunday 28 January 2018
Assembly 1 pm to start marching at 2 pm 
Assemle at the parkland on the corner of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda.

Kicking off at 2 pm with the much-loved pre-march procession by Dykes on Bikes followed by thousands of marchers including joint march with groups from Darebin, Banyule and Yarra. Stay on for the post-Pride Celebrations at Catani Gardens, running until 7 pm. Come and join us to walk under 'Moreland: One Community, Proudly Diverse’ banner.  Bring your parasols and sunscreen.  

Bent Bollywood - part of the Midsumma Festival

Thursday 25 January 2018 to Saturday 03 February 2018
Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Karma Dance makes its 2018 Midsumma Festival debut with their original production, Bent Bollywood, an eclectic dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance with the camp theatrics of Bollywood.

See Karma Dance presents Bent Bollywood for more details and how to buy tickets.

Find the rainbow in Melbourne’s north - GLBTIQ friendly services and businesses in Melbourne's north

View the Find the rainbow in Melbourne's north in Google maps.

This Campaign Is Queer

This Campaign is Queer artworkIn May 2016 Merri Health and Moreland City Council joined forces with YGLAM Queer Youth Theatre Group for the launch of #ThisCampaignIsQueer.

A youth led campaign showing LGBTIQ young people who are isolated due to geography or circumstance that they are not alone

Using the power of social media, the Campaign will showcase the often, under-represented points of view of queer young people, and to show everyone that being queer is okay!

#tciq was established by YGLAM, a pioneering same sex attracted and gender diverse theatre ensemble for young people. YGLAM is a part of Merri Health, and offers a platform for queer young people to express themselves. For more information visit the This Campaign is Queer website or follow the campaign on Facebook