Our Remembering Rainbow is a physical tribute memorialising the names of LGBTIQA+ people across Australia who have taken their own lives. By tying ribbons on the Remembering Rainbow, we tell the world that the countless people in our communities who experience suicidality and those who we have lost to suicide will not be forgotten, their lives and stories live on because we are taking action together.
Where: Victorian Pride Centre, Theatrette
When: Saturday September 9th, 3pm – 5pm.
Who can attend: Anyone who is part of LGBTQIA+ communities. You may bring along anyone you would like to have with you to be part of this activity.
What is the Memorial about?
The memorial will include embroidering / sewing the names of LGBTIQA+ people who have suicided on colourful ribbons for the Remembering Rainbow. We will have volunteers guiding craft activities and offering help - no prior craft experience is required.
You may wish to attend simply to be in a LGBTIQA+ space, drink tea and coffee, eat afternoon tea and connect with community. You are welcome to use our community space as you need. All are welcome.
We will hear from Lived Experience speakers who reflect on their loss after a suicide, and also hold a memorial ceremony will be held where we tie the ribbons on the Remembering Rainbow, pausing to read each name.
This event is a way for us a way to hold memory, space and commemorate LGBTIQA+ loved ones. We very much hope you would like to join us.