A very successful forum on LGBTIQ disability was held in Melbourne as part of the Midsumma Festival with over 60 people filling Hares and Hyenas to capacity. Thanks to Ian Gould for leading the disability work for Pride Foundation and coordinating the forum.
Our Chair: Prof Rhonda Galbally AC
Our 7 panel members: Jax Jacki Brown; Bethany Robinson; Cameron (Cam) Bloom; Grant Maynard; Mellem Rose; Kirrily Hayward; and, Jake Lewis
Our 5 Reflective Commentators: Jamie Gardiner (LGBTIQ and human rights activist); Ro Allen (Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality); Alastair McEwin (National Disability Commissioner, Human Rights Commission); Graham Head AO (NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commissioner); Jude Munro AO (Chair Victorian Pride Centre)
Our ~60 participants: from across the LGBTIQ and LGBTIQ disability communities
Next steps will be the production of a short video with key points from the night, and a JOY 94.9 podcast. Pride Foundation has also committed to developing LGBTIQ disability inclusion and accessibility principles, which could be used by LGBTQIA+ organisations and individuals to ensure events and processes are as inclusive as possible.