Bendigonians gathered at the library gardens for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
VACountry Program Coordinator Damien Stevens said the day was designed as a show of public support for the LGBTIQ community.
“Things are better (since same-sex marriage was legalised) – people aren’t afraid to stand for diversity,” he said.
“But there’s more to be done.”
Shannon Appleby said IDAHOBIT, for him, was an acknowledgment of past discrimination but also an opportunity to move forward.
The pavement outside the library was chalked in rainbow colours, while pride badges were being made by a group. The rainbow flag was also raised as part of the proceedings.