Huon Valley Escapes is gay owned and operated. We only work with operators who are known to be LGBTIQ friendly. The HVE member operators listed below are either gay owned and operated or accredited under the official Rainbow Tourism Accreditation scheme.
What is Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation?
Look for this logo when you are seeking accredited operators around Tasmania. It is your guarantee that the operators have achieved the knowledge and attitude that will ensure a quality visit, regardless of sexuality.
Rainbow Communities Tasmania and Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania, have partnered to provide a training and accreditation program for tourism operators in Tasmania. Tasmania already has excellent anti-discrimination legislation and this accreditation program builds on it to guarantee LGBTIQ visitors a welcoming and inclusive experience.
The public launch of the program has created an interesting debate in Hobart's Mercury Newspaper. See below for the main article, then be sure to scroll right down and click the "Read More Comments" button for the full debate. The range of comments show how far we have come in building an inclusive society, but also reveals that we have a bit more work to do.
It also shows an unfounded fear that non LGBTIQ people would for some unexplained reason be excluded or treated badly at Gay Friendly Accredited operators. This is of course, not the case. The accreditation scheme is about assuring LGBTIQ people that they are as welcome as everyone else.
Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Launch
Launch of the Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation program.
Luke Martin, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, Scott Bacon, Minister for Tourism, Julian Punch, Rainbow Communities Tasmania
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We produce the TasPride Festival each year and host several other events throughout the year. We also promote a wide range of activities produced all year round by the many GLBTIQ organisations in Tasmania.
Queens Ball: June Long weekend
Halloween Ball: Last Saturday in October
Pride Festival and Art Show: End October - Beginning November
Some resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex Community in Tasmania
www.rainbowtas.org/ Rainbow Communities Tasmania Inc., an incorporated body of organisations dedicated to achieving and maintaining inclusion and equity for rainbow people in Tasmania.
Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Administers the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998, provides education to the community and training to the corporate and public sectors.
Hobart Community Legal Service HCLS is a community organisation whose aims are: to foster community awareness of the law; to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public; and to provide free legal advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania. Jason Wright - Solicitor at the HCLS - will be happy to help.
Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania Free legal advice, either by phone or at a legal clinic. For the telpehone service, call 1300 366 611 - Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. For legal clinics, refer to the current detals on the Commission's website.
linkzone Links to information and services for young Tasmanians.
Mental Health Council of Tasmania The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is the peak body representing the interests of the community mental health sector in Tasmania including consumer, carer and service provider organisations.
The Pinnacle Foundation The Pinnacle Foundation assists gay* youth who are disadvantaged by providing scholarships, under the guidance of mentors and donors. * Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Intersex and Queer individuals
The Public Trustee Government Business Enterprise providing deceased estate and trust administration, will writing, power of attorney services and financial administration.
Relationships Australia Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
Safe at Home Safe at Home provides a response to incidents of family violence, and can include intervention by Police and Victim Safety Response Teams and ongoing counselling and support. The service is concerned with people of all ages - children, young people and adults - and services are offered to people in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. Toll Free Response and Referral Line 1800 633 937 (24 hours/7days)
TasCAHRD Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis & Related Diseases.
TasPride Being a TasPride member is about more than just discounts to events year-round – although that IS a pretty special perk, considering that those discounts equal over double the membership fee! It is really about supporting and connecting with other people who are dedicated to celebrating, uniting and promoting the GLBTIQ community in Tasmania. And you don’t have to be Queer to join – we also welcome with open arms our very special ‘Friends of TasPride’.
TGLRG Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Rights Group - a community-based organisation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights in Tasmania.
Wellington Wanderers Tasmania’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Activity Group. Click on the link to email a request for the WW newsletter, which contains details of their current activities.
Working It Out A funded service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender Tasmanians.
Rainbow Accreddited Accommodation in Hobart Huon Valley, and Far South Tasmania
Gay Friendly Accredited
Gay Owned and Operated
Post MardiGras Recovery Special
Post Mardi Gras Recovery Special
Buttongrass Retreat are offering a $10 second night Post Mardi Gras Recovery Special. Pay full rate for the first night and just $10 per person for the second night. Spend a few days recovering in the forests of Tasmania. Book before 15 March for stays 1 - 25 March 2018. Not available online. Book by email only firstname.lastname@example.org To claim this special, you need to mention this special at the time of booking.
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