At Pride Foundation Australia, we are very pleased to progress our work to support LGBTIQA+ refugees and asylum seekers. Through the efforts of our fundraising over June, we have been able to provide $5,000 in funding to Forcibly Displaced People’s Network (FDPN) and Meridian Inc. for a peer-led support group for LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Canberra.
FDPN is Australia’s first organisation to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum, and advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people who have been forcibly displaced through peer support as well as dedicated action towards increased services for LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers and policy change.
Meridian Inc. is a community-controlled, peer-led organisation providing health and support services in the ACT.
To date, Pride Foundation Australia have funded peer-led support groups for LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Melbourne, Sydney and now Canberra.
For information on funding for LGBTQIA+ peer-led support groups for refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.