Rainbow Ready roadmap

The Rainbow Ready roadmap is a set of resources for Victorian rural and regional communities to build lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) inclusion.

The roadmap supports the Victorian Government’s Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022-32 by enabling the creation of safe, strong and sustainable communities.

Developed through extensive consultation with LGBTIQ+ communities, including through the LGBTIQ+ Rural and Regional Roadshow, the roadmap aims to address challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ people in rural and regional Victoria.

When compared to the broader population, LGBTIQ+ people living in rural and regional Victoria:

  • experience higher rates of family violence
  • are more likely to have a diagnosis of anxiety or depression
  • are more likely to rate their health status as fair or poor1.

Through tailored guides and practical tools, the roadmap empowers LGBTIQ+ rural and regional communities to drive local change, celebrate and support LGBTIQ+ people.

As a final step, the roadmap supports communities in obtaining Rainbow Ready status: a public display that a setting is welcoming, safe and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people.

View the Rainbow Ready roadmap.