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On Monday May 15th, 2017, a reception was held for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) the first time at Government House. IDAHOBIT marks the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The reception was attended by hundreds of members of the LGBTI community, and their supporters, from across Victoria. Official proceedings commenced with The Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, then followed by Minister for Equality, the Hon. Martin Foley MP & Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Ro Allen.

The speeches were followed by Victoria’s LGBTI community mingling with old friends and getting to know new ones over drinks across the halls and grounds of Government House.

JOY 94.9 would like to thank The Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria for the work her and her team have done to acknowledge this day, an important one on the LGBTI calendar.


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Jason Gipps is production manager at JOY 94.9. He has 9 years' experience in audio production. Jason was production assistant at JOY from 2007 to 2011 and has been head of production since January 2012. Jason is also producer/ presenter of the Australia wide community radio network program 'Asian Pop Radio Australia'

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