UNLOCKING DOORS: Gladstone’s LGBT community attended a Marriage Equality Rally at Apex Park in Gladstone in November last year.
UNLOCKING DOORS: Gladstone’s LGBT community attended a Marriage Equality Rally at Apex Park in Gladstone in November last year. Christopher Chan

Purpose of day is to show it is okay to be gay in Gladstone

GLADSTONE is "breaking down the door" with its first gay pride event.

PCYC youth worker Anna Witty says many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people here don't disclose their sexuality, and even move because they aren't comfortable in the community.

Last year local LGBT attended a marriage equality march.

"People keep quiet about it, but we want them to know we're okay with it," she said.

As well as educating people on diverse sexuality, the family friendly day will also showcase local musicians.

"The purpose of the day is to show Gladstone that it's okay to be gay!"

Breaking Down the Door kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, December 7 at Memorial Park next to PCYC.



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