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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 admin@livingproud.org.au

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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.

Community Consultations

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 projectofficer@livingproud.org.au

The Making Queer Spaces Accessible Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

 

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