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Public sector employees march with pride

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South Australian public sector employees will be represented under their own banner for the first time in this year's Feast Festival's Pride March.

The state's public sector employees have been invited to celebrate the community's diversity by walking in the march from Rymill Park at 6.30pm tomorrow.

The Pride March is a prelude to the Feast Festival and provides an important opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ) people, their families, supporters and organisations to show their support.

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion is currently developing an inclusion strategy to identify and respond to the needs of LGBTIQ South Australians.

The development of an inclusion strategy acknowledges the significant discrimination and prejudice experienced by people who identify as LGBTIQ.

Several LGBTIQ community consultations have been held in the past year, in metropolitan and regional areas to assist and inform the development of the strategy. Other opportunities for LGBTIQ community members to have their say will be provided with a community phone-in during the Feast Festival.

The phone-in will be held on Saturday 16 November between 12 and 4pm on (08) 8303 0590. People who are hearing impaired can use the National Relay Service at no cost on TTY/voice calls 133677, speak and listen 1300 555727 or SMS 0423 677767. People calling from the country can use the toll free number 1800 188158.

A forum will also be held to hear the views of LGBTIQ people on what inclusion means to them at the Barbara Hanrahan Building, UniSA City West, at 3.30pm on Sunday 10 November.

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