3 February 2020
Staff and members of our community proudly represented Austin Health at the Midsumma Pride March.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Nicole Harvey said it was fantastic to build on the momentum from last year's Pride March.
"This was Austin Health's second time at the Midsumma Pride March and it was great to see our staff, family and friends joining in the celebration. The atmosphere was amazing."
Nicole said she felt honored to march alongside staff and the community at this important event.
"We want everyone to know that Austin Health is a safe and inclusive place," said Nicole.
L/R: Diedre Edmonds and Liz McLean
Infection Control Clinical Nurse Consultant, Diedre Edmonds and her partner Liz McLean are proud members of Dykes on Bikes Melbourne.
"It's tradition for Dykes on Bikes to precede the marching contingent. So we started the day off with a motorcycle ride down Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. We then joined the Austin Health crew for the march."
Diedre said that Austin Health is a place where she's always felt she can be herself.
"I've worked at Austin Health for 29 years and have been out and proud since the day I started my job. I've never had any trouble being me, I'm very happy here."
Diedre adds that she feels extremely proud to work for an organisation that supports Diversity and Inclusion.
Respiratory Scientist, Conrad Soh said that he and his partner Claudio had a great time representing Austin Health at the Pride March.
"The reason why we march, is to show that you don't have to hide."
Conrad said that he hopes that staff and members of the community feel supported enough to be themselves in the workplace and their personal lives.
"You should always be proud to be you,"said Conrad.
Our four-legged friends also joined the march!
Members of the Austin Health community and staff