The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby works for and with the whole gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community to end discrimination and to achieve equality and social justice.

In 2017 the VGLRL conducted a survey with members of the LGBTIQ community. The survey was completed by attendees of Midsumma Carnival and Chill Out Festival. The survey was also available online between March and August 2017. In total 274 surveys were completed with participants representing diverse sections of the LGBTIQ community. Read the results by clicking this link (will open in new window): 2017_Community_Survey_Report_VGLRL.pdf
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Gender Diverse and Intersex (LGBTI) workers continue to face discrimination when seeking work and once they are in a job, despite the fact that it is unlawful. Every union and employer has a responsibility to challenge this discrimination. Click HERE to read a comprehensive guide for Unions and Employer Representatives on LGBTI issues.

Same-sex Adoption Review


Rainbow Families Council and the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby welcome the announcement of a review to establish the legal changes needed to remove discrimination against same-sex couples and their children.

The Honorable Martin Foley, State Minister for Equality, announced the Same-Sex Adoption Review by Eamonn Moran PSM QC.

More information on the review including the terms of reference are available from:  




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Information about areas including Victorian anti-discrimination law, property, death and superannuation.

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The VGLRL has been operating since 1997. To learn more about our history and what we have done

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