LOUD was founded through a grant provided by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Equality Branch. LEAD Loddon Murray and FAB CV secured the Grant in May 2018 to develop a new organisation that would provide advocacy and facilitate partnerships to achieve change.

LOUD is growing leaders within the LGBTI community. We nurture emerging leaders to share the responsibility for advocating on behalf of our LGBTI Community and representing Community at the decision making table in various forums across the region.

LOUD is a new organisation, as such it will take time to build authentic relationships with LGBTI networks and organisations across the region that allow us to speak on behalf of the community. We ask community members for their assistance in this process by sharing our communication and events to build awareness of our work.

In 2019 our main focus is delivering two LOUD Leadership Retreats. LOUD Leadership Retreats are delivered by facilitators who are community members. The retreats build the skills, confidence and connections of emerging leaders in our LGBTI community and aim to inspire, empower and energise our community as we build partnerships and projects for change.