News

A repository of all the latest goss.

New expert! James Hare

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We're delighted to welcome to the Pride by Side network of experts James Hare, bringing his expertise in strategy, organisational maturity, and inclusion.

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Launch: Pointing to Progress

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Today we launch “Pointing to Progress”: a national survey to understand and uncover the capacity strengths and challenges of the LGBTIQ+ sector. We invite all Australian LGBTIQ+ initiatives creating positive outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people and communities—that is, you—to complete the survey!

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Something big is coming...

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How can improve the capacities of the LGBTIQ+ sector unless we really understand where the gaps are? Pride by Side is launching something big in April to help the sector and stay tuned, as you might just be involved.

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New expert! Adam Bishop

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Pride by Side is delighted to welcome the newest expert to the network: Adam Bishop (he/they). With extensive experience in the LGBTIQ+ space, they bring a wealth of best practice. Welcome to the team :)

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New expert! Ellie Travica

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Pride by Side is delighted to welcome the newest expert to the network: Ellie Travica (she/her)—a content and brand strategy wiz!

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Easier than ever to apply!

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We've updated the application process for you to either "ask for support" or "become an expert". Both applications can be accessed from the menu or footer on every page of the Pride by Side website.

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Building capacity with Amplify Pride Fund

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Pride by Side is delighted to be collaborating with the Amplify Pride Fund to help build the capacities of funded LGBTIQ+ initiatives in 2024.

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Applications for support in 2024 now open

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Need help for your LGBTIQ+ initiative in 2024? No matter your need, Pride by Side is here to support. Apply now :)

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Our 2023 Annual Report

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As a charity, Pride by Side is committed to demonstrably improving the capacities of LGBTIQ+ initiatives. We're delighted to share our annual report outlining our work during FY2023.

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Support to the YES campaign

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Pride By Side supports the YES campaign for a constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. We fully support The Uluru Statement from the Heart and stand in solidarity with First Nations communities on this journey towards genuine reconciliation. We call on our network to VOTE YES in the upcoming referendum on 14 October to contribute towards building a better, more inclusive, and equitable future for all Australians.

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AICD Scholarship

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A huge congratulations to Pride by Side’s Director, Olivia Roney, for being awarded a scholarship from the Australian Institute of Company Directors to participate in their Governance for NFPs program 2023.

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Strategic Directions FY2024

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Today we've released our four strategic priorities for FY2024 each accompanied by key themes and goals to guide our work over the next twelve months.

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30 Queer Needs

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Does your LGBTIQ+ initiative need new connections, new skills, or help with a deliverable? This Pride Month we’re running “30 Queer Needs”—a campaign for the month of June where we match 30 LGBTIQ+ initiatives with experts who can help. Queer or ally-led initiatives from non-profit, business, or government are welcome to apply.

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IDAHOBIT 2023

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#IDAHOBIT isn't just a day to be proud of who we are. It's also a reminder of the role that sharing stories and narratives have in helping people understand our experiences as queer people: Our joys, our losses, our struggles, our triumphs, our aspirations, and our realities. It was a pleasure to be invited by Sonder to talk about LGBTIQ+ issues—particularly within the context of wellbeing.

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2026 Australian Census Submission

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Pride by Side made its case on behalf of LGBTIQ+ initiatives to the Australian Bureau of Statistics for inclusion and improvement in the 2026 National Census. The submission advocates for better data so that we know who we are, where we are, how we live, and what we need in order to design and deliver services, and measure progress. Good data tells powerful, rich stories about communities, and LGBTIQ+ people are missing from this data.

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Word Pride Workshop Summary

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In February, Pride by Side two days of intensive, capacity building workshops for Google.org funded LGBTIQ+ initiatives from across Asia Pacific. How did it go? Pretty darn great—but don't take our work for it, read the report to find out more!

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UNLEASH Plus

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UNLEASH Plus is a 6-month incubation program for early-stage social entrepreneurs who have a great idea and a phenomenal team. Pride by Side and UNLEASH Plus are pairing up to ensure a proportion of places in UNLEASH Plus are set aside for initiatives that benefit LGBTIQ+ communities. Applications are now open.

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City2Surf

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City2Surf is Australia's largest annual fun-run with over 60,000 participants, and this year, we're running to raise funds for Pride by Side. You can make a donation or create a fundraising team of your own (even if you're not running).

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Google.org funding

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Pride by Side is delighted to announce that has been selected by Google.org—along with 13 other LGBTIQ+ organisations across Asia Pacific—to receive funding in recognition of World Pride 2023.

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Independent Charity

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Pride by Side started out as an auspiced project under another charity, but as of today we are excited to announce that we officially our own registered charity.

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