Belong is proud to announce its partnership with Australia’s premier queer arts and culture festival, Midsumma, with the onboard telecom operator as a major program sponsor of the 2022 Midsumma Festival.
The major sponsorship by the telecom operator follows its belief that as an organization it has a responsibility to make our world a more inclusive place and to support diversity in all its forms.
Belong’s sponsorship activity will be led by its internal LGBTQIA+ network, BE Proud, which was created with the aim of encouraging employees to feel supported and safe, regardless of their identification.
Jana Kotatko, CEO of Belong and Executive Sponsor of Belong’s LGBTQIA+ Community, BE Proud, said: “The Midsumma Festival is an incredible celebration of diversity and inclusion and ensures that all Australians feel like they belong. It unites the community by highlighting all the wonderful things that make us who we are, and we’re incredibly proud to play a small part in supporting the Festival’s continued success.
Midsumma CEO Karen Bryant added, “Belong and its BE Proud community have proven to be a company that aligns wonderfully with the values we hold dear at Midsumma. We look forward to working with the team to continue to deepen their connections with the LGBTQIA+ community. »
Midsumma is Victoria’s largest queer arts and culture organization, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences. The festival will see an explosion of queer events centered on hidden and mainstream queer culture, involving local, interstate and international artists.
The Midsumma Festival program includes curated programming from Midsumma Presents as well as the community-focused open-access stream, to share with you the lived experiences of these marginal voices, the expression of queer history and the celebration of new ideas. and stories. that come to life through world-class artistry and performance.