Riverina celebrates International Family Equality Day

World of support: Rainbow Riverina group president Holly Conroy says International Family Equality Day is important for the region as it grows the confidence of the LGBTI community.

World of support: Rainbow Riverina group president Holly Conroy says International Family Equality Day is important for the region as it grows the confidence of the LGBTI community.

When it comes to acceptance of the LGBTI community, Wagga has changed a lot, one transgender leader says. 

Rainbow Riverina group president Holly Conroy said despite a small section of the city, who had an issue with the trans and homosexual community, most wanted “people to be happy”. 

Ms Conroy’s words come as the Intentional Family Equality Day demonstrated to those without the “confidence to be their true selves, they could do it and they had support”. 

“The LGBTI community is bigger than people think,” Ms Conroy said. “That’s why days like today are important.” 

Having recently transitioned, she said negativity and harassment were her initially her biggest concerns but staying in Wagga was the best decision she made.

The Rainbow Riverina group will host a family day on Sunday, raising awareness for homophobia and transphobia. 

The family fun day will be held at Apex Park, from 12.30 to 4pm, with a jumping castle, face painting and a barbecue. 

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