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Headspace Horsham organises Melbourne formal trip for LGBTIQ+ teens

Headspace Horsham worker and LGBTIQ+ advocate Maddi Ostapiw, left, with Loucas Vettos. Headspace Horsham is organising a trip to Melbourne for an LGBTIQ+ formal later this year.

Headspace Horsham worker and LGBTIQ+ advocate Maddi Ostapiw, left, with Loucas Vettos. Headspace Horsham is organising a trip to Melbourne for an LGBTIQ+ formal later this year.

Headspace Horsham has announced plans for a second trip to a Minus18 Queer formal.
The April formal is an event designed to support and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer – LGBTIQ+ – people and provide a chance to express themselves.
Young people from the Wimmera attended the formal for the first time last year in what organisers described as a memorable and empowering experience.
Headspace Horsham LGBTIQ+ youth support worker Maddi Ostapiw said the formal, an alternative to school formals and debutante balls, allowed LGBTIQ+ youth to be ‘themselves’.
“We will be travelling from Horsham to Melbourne on April 6 to attend the formal, which will run from 5pm to 10pm,” she said.
“We will travel back immediately after and ask that a responsible adult be available to collect the young people upon our return.
“Pick up and return is also available from Stawell and Ararat.
“We are limited to taking 40 young people, so we encourage people under the age of 18 to reach out to us at headspace Horsham if they are interested in going.”
“We ask everyone to bring a packed lunch for the trip,” she said.
“You can dress as ‘cute’ as you want.
“This is an event where your clothing can match your gender identity and all colours of the rainbow are loved equally.
“Last year it was relieving for our young LGBTIQ+ community to be around other like people and not be judged.
“Some of the attendees even described the night as heaven on earth.”
People can express interest by emailing info@headspacehorsham.org.au by Monday. Permission forms must be completed and returned to headspace Horsham the following day.
People keen to learn more about the event can call headspace Horsham on 5381 1543.
Headspace Horsham provides counselling and support for young people from 12 to 25.
The service covers issues such as relationships, drug and alcohol, mental health, bullying, anxiety, depression, bad thoughts and uncertainty about future plans.

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Posted on Mar 15 2019

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