The Defence Minister has responded to the day against anti-LGBTIQ discrimination by banning government morning teas.
Sixteen grants of up to $1,000 each have been awarded to community groups and organisations.
The Embracing Equality Pledge was launched today by a coalition of 17 community groups.
Two traffic signal boxes have been painted to celebrate the community and commemorate significant events.
Councils across the state will officially mark the day on May 17.