The Central Coast Pride experience is focused on diversity as the norm,creating safe and Inclusive spaces for self-expression which inspire authentic originality & celebrate unique and diverse imaginings.
We want to be the change we want to see; A vastly cultural coastal community that stands for Equality - Human Rights - Social Justice & a Coast that's oozing diversity, inclusion & cultural kudos through its vibrant & sustainable creative scene. Central Coast Pride is arts based, motivated by equality for all people and LGBTIQ lead.
By no means attempting to represent all the colors in, over and under the diverse rainbow of our planet. aka If you would like to see yourself represented, get involved, contribute, activate an event or workshop, connect, volunteer or just plain ol getting out there and amongst it !
The LGBTQI community is not one community, but is many communities made up of people with diverse sexualities, sex and gender identities. Just like wider society, people in these communities come from differing backgrounds, hold differing political views and have differing experiences & as such, there is not one person or group who can or should represent the views of all LGBTIQ people and from that Central Coast Pride was born.
We are an Arts based Volunteer group in that those involved represent what they wish to see reflected, creating their version of visibility.
People Recognizing Identities and Differences for Equality.
We leverage arts for social change & are creating a diverse array of events and programming, something for everyone across both the entire LGBTQIA+ community and overlapping into our entire broader community and beyond.
Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBTQI+ rights movements throughout the world. In 2019 we will host our very 1st "Coastal Twist" LGBTIQ Arts & Culture festival encompassing a 3 day and night series of events from cabaret to drag on the beach - all culminating in a huge Fair Day Sunday 6th Oct.
- Target diversity as the norm, increasing exposure to a greater range of artist and audience voices and perspective including LGBTQIA+; First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, genders, abilities, classes, ages.
- Provide pathways & lead social change through creating & delivering diverse & inclusive arts culture.
- Promote participation and active engagement of diverse Arts & Culture based activities which strengthen the cultural fabric of our Central Coast community, activating acceptance through inclusion, innovative & dynamic creative happenings as we present diverse, local and visiting artists to local & visiting audiences through various artistic endeavours;
Want to get involved..
There are lots of ways you can get involved with Central Coast Pride, setup your own event, submit an idea,
donate some time or money is always VERY APPRECIATED. Even if you are seeking support or to connect with community, please do not hesitate to get in touch and if we cant help we will put you in touch with someone who can.