IDAHOBIT Celebrations: Rainbow Flag Raising in Frankston City


Frankston City Council strives for a vibrant, safe and culturally inclusive community. In support of our community members who identify as LGBTQIA+, Council annually participates in International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrations.

IDAHOBIT marks the day 31 years ago (May 17, 1990) when the world Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies are invited to join in a range of IDAHOBIT activities ion Tuesday 17 May 2022:

Rainbow Flag Raising and Morning Tea (9:30am - 11am)

Frankston Civic Centre, 30 Davey Street, Frankston (Meet at forecourt flagpoles)

Our other IDAHOBIT activities include:

Free Job Victoria Advocate 1:1 Employment or Study Pathway Consultations (1:30pm - 3pm)

Frankston Library Forecourt, 60 Playne Street, Frankston.
A safe and inclusive space to discuss specific barriers to employment or study, link with tailored support and culturally specific services. Receive a free rainbow cupcake with your consultation on IDAHOBIT day.

IDAHOBIT Library Forecourt Activation (3pm - 5pm)

Frankston Library Forecourt, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
Frankston Youth Services, Frankston City Libraries and Jobs Advocates Victoria welcome and support LGBTQIA+ communities. To celebrate IDAHOBIT, the Library Forecourt will be activated with free rainbow themed activities for all ages including:
• Art activities
• Gender Pronoun Badge Making
• 1:1 Job Advocate consultations
• LGBTQIA+ Information and Resources 

FrankTAlk with Dr Yves Rees (5pm - 6pm)

Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
This International day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination, we are joined by author, historian and podcaster, Dr Yves Rees in conversation with Clair Halliday, to talk about All About Yves. This special live event will explore Dr Yves Rees’ timely, honest and thought provoking memoir about the trans experience. This free event is for ages 16+ and bookings are essential via Frankston City Libraries Website.

For more information contact Frankston City Council on 1300 322 322 or email


  • Tuesday, 17 May 2022 | 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Frankston City Centre (Meet at forecourt flag poles), 30 Davey Street, Frankston, 3199, View Map

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