2021 Pride Foundation event:
What LGBTIQA+ people with disability are saying

Date: Thursday, 4th March 2021

Time: 4pm-5pm (GMT+11)

Location: via Zoom

Want to learn more about community led projects and world-leading research supporting LGBTQIA+ people living with disability?

Please join Pride Foundation Australia and Deakin University for the highlights of Pride Foundation’s granting program, including launch of the “More Than Ticking a Box” 2021 Report, a world-first qualitative study on the lived experiences of LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities, led by Deakin’s Dr Amie O’Shea.

Hear from researchers and community advocates about their projects supported by Pride Foundation’s disability grants program. With presentations from the peer-led community, we will showcase projects and research which will provide information and practical support for you, your organisation and LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities in Australia.

Please join:

• Harriet Shing MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Equality, Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries and Parliamentary Secretary for Water

• Ro Allen, Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities

• Professor Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

• Dr Ben Gauntlett, Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner

• Mr Graeme Head, NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commissioner

• Peer leaders from the Pride Foundation LGBTIQA+ Disability Advisory Committee

This event is for our broader community, particularly LGBTIQA+ people with disability, their allies and, disability, health and social justice policy specialists and social researchers – those working in Australia with people with disabilities who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning, or who have intersex variations.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event.

Detailed event overview:

In 2015 Pride Foundation Australia, Australia’s national LGBTIQA+ philanthropic fund, established their disability grants program. Over 5 years grants were made to Deakin University and nine other community and social change research organisations. This work has created major change that will support LGBTIQ+ people with disability living connected and socially engaged lives without discrimination or disadvantage.

We invite you to join us at this virtual event hosted by Pride Foundation Australia and Deakin University to hear more about the issues facing LGBTIQA+ people with disability and recent work undertaken in this area. Deakin’s research has also been supported by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.