Canberra: Capital of Equality Strategy

Sponsor spotlight: find out about the values that put the "CBR" in "CBR Fair Day"

In the lead up to CBR Fair Day we sat down with the team at the Office for LGBTIQ+ Affairs to talk about the importance of pride events, and the values and experiences that put the 'CBR' in CBR Fair Day. Read more below, and keep an eye out for the team from the Office on November 2!

 

Why do you feel it’s important for your organisation to sponsor / participate in CBR Fair Day?

Canberra is the Capital of Equality and CBR Fair Day is an event where our strong and proud LGBTIQ+ community can celebrate with friends, family and allies alike. As well as providing a place for Canberra’s LGBTIQ+ community to come together and celebrate, CBR Fair Day is integral to promoting inclusion and fighting discrimination.  

 

What values do you believe your business shares with Fair Day?

The ACT Government’s vision is for Canberra to be the most LGBTIQ+ welcoming and inclusive city in Australia – a city where we are all visible, valued and respected. CBR Fair Day shares this vision by supporting community, embracing intersectionality and acknowledging the significant contributions LGBTIQ+ people and organisations make to the Canberra community.

 

If you’ve been to Fair Day in previous years – what is your favourite aspect of this event?

Seeing all the amazing stallholders demonstrate how they are supporting and strengthening Canberra’s LGBTIQ+ people, their families and communities. The pet parade is a highlight too!   

Capital of equality 

What do you love about Canberra’s bold LGBTIQ+ culture?

From discrimination to acceptance to celebration, Canberra has come a long way. Canberra’s LGBTIQ+ culture is proud and strong, courageous and resilient, and comprised of many amazing voices that demand to be heard.  

 

Find out about the ACT Government Office for LGBTIQ+ Affairs, and read more about the Capital of Equality Strategy here. 

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