On Sunday May 23rd Homestyle Aged Care was proud to have a small representation of our staff at the Midsumma Pride March. This March takes place in Fitzroy Street St. Kilda each year and thousands of people line the streets and balconies along the route, to cheer and wave showing their support. In a display of pride and solidarity, the LGBTQIA+ community march together and this year there were around 7,400 marchers, proving a strong and positive affirmation for the LGBTIQA Community.
Homestyle staff participated in the March, with around a dozen attendees carrying a large Homestyle branded Pride Banner. The staff wore Homestyle branded t-shirts, caps and back-packs and there was also a Homestyle car, adorned with a Pride Banner, driven in the March. When the crowd saw the Homestyle Banner, the words ‘Aged Care’ resonated and the crowd cheered and clapped .
With ‘feel good’ music playing, a beautiful sunny day and a positive and cheery environment, it was an absolute joy, feeling proud to represent Homestyle Aged Care. Other groups represented included the Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria, as well as many others.
We look forward to attending the next Midsumma Pride March, marching in solidarity for those who cannot.
Homestyle supports diversity in all its forms and welcomes everyone. All individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ethnicity or life experiences can access the highest levels of care from our dedicated staff. We’ve worked hard to ensure an inclusive and respectful environment. We know LGBTQIA elders have unique needs, and while they stay with us, we ensure they do not face discrimination or marginalisation, so they can live happy lives and feel at home.
If you would like to know more about our LGBTQIA friendly Aged Care, please call us on (03) 9559 0400 or contact us here.