'Flash Mob' celebrates Port Pirie’s LGBTIQ+ community.

STEPPING OUT: The "Flash Mob" stands beside the giant stiletto outside the tourism and arts centre with Uniting Country SA's Debbie Devlin at right.
STEPPING OUT: The "Flash Mob" stands beside the giant stiletto outside the tourism and arts centre with Uniting Country SA's Debbie Devlin at right.

The unique All Roads Lead to Oxford Street artwork celebrating LGBTIQ+ people in our community has gained the "thumbs-up" from the Port Pirie LGBTIQ+ Community Working Group and Uniting Country SA’s Rainbow Tick Standards Accreditation Team.

Port Pirie was chosen for the artwork because it is among 124 places around Australia that has an Oxford Street and Sydney’s famous yearly Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras travelled the full length of Oxford Street on March 2.

Art installations sponsored by ANZ Bank mark the 40th year of the event celebrating equality and pride.

Do LGBTIQ+ individuals living in Port Pirie feel safe and included? A recent survey indicated that 84 per cent think there are still parts of Australia where they feel isolated and unsafe.

It is a long way from the acceptance of Oxford Street, Sydney.

The local working group aims to make Port Pirie an inclusive community.

A "Flash Mob" assembled at the art installation - a giant stiletto outside the tourism and arts centre - to celebrate diversity. District manager for north and west with the ANZ Amanda Schultz said it was fantastic that her bank supported these initiatives.

"Our purpose at ANZ is to help people and communities to thrive. Through local sponsorships and support, events such as these help to bring communities together," she said.

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