Community & Volunteering Information Session – QLife & Living Proud
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. This free telephone and webchat support is delivered by trained LGBTIQ+ community members and is for LGBTIQ+ individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals. Living Proud is the QLife partner organisation in WA.
The first part of this session is open to anyone and will provide information for community members about QLife, who can access the service and how, as well as the broader work of Living Proud. In the second half people interested in volunteering with QLife are invited to stay to find out more about the volunteer role and how to apply.
Date : Tuesday 16 November
Time : 6-8.30pm
Venue : Claisebrook Lotteries House, 33 Moore St, East Perth
The venue is wheelchair accessible
Living Proud has provided support to LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse) people and communities in WA for 40 years. We have provided peer-support, information and resources. We are the longest running organisation of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
We are the WA partner of the QLife national LGBTIQ+ telephone peer-support and referral service. We also offer health and wellbeing initiatives and community capacity building.
We also offer a number of training options for professionals. These include our award-winning Opening Closets Mental Health training. We also offer other full or half day workplace trainings to improve accessibility for LGBTIQ+ people. We have also run funded projects, often in partnership with other community groups.
Please note that our office is currently being renovated and we do not have access to our phone line. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Queer Spaces Accessible Project
The Making Queer Spaces Accessible project will work with LGBTIQ+ events, venues and safe spaces, offering practical assistance, financial support and advice as well as promoting accessible events to the LGBTIQ+ and disability communities, with an initial focus on PrideFEST 2021.
Project Officers Sarah Collins and Jack Meakins both have lived experience of LGBTIQ+ identities and disability, as well as professional experience in both LGBTIQ+ and disability sectors. While they each have different experiences within their LGBTIQ+ and disability identities, both have on many occasions experienced being the only person with visible disability in a queer space and the only openly LGBTIQ+ person in a disability space.
For LGBTIQ+ People with Disability
LGBTIQ+ people with disability are invited to steer the direction of the project through participating in consultations, completing an online survey or contacting us directly. Living Proud will also employ LGBTIQ+ people with disability for our Steering Committee and Experts by Experience panel.
Saturday 18 September 3-5pm, Leederville
Monday 20 September, 6-8pm online via Zoom
Wednesday 22 September, 4-6pm, Fremantle
Youth Consultation (in collaboration with Youth Pride Network) : Tuesday 28 September 2-4pm, Perth
Online Community Survey
Please click here for the Online Community Survey
For LGBTIQ+ Groups/Venues
LGBTIQ+ groups and venues are invited to engage with the project to discuss ways to make their events more accessible, and seek assistance to implement accessibility initiatives.
Project Contact Sarah or Jack email@example.com
The Making Queer Spaces Accessible Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.