LGBTIQ Disability Alliance

Victorian LGBTIQA+ Disability Survey

Are you LGBTIQA+? Do you have a disability? We are launching an LGBTIQA+ Disability self-advocacy alliance. We would like to know what is important to you.

Help us understand by completing this survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBDRVYQ

Please feel welcome to join us facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/260832801085259/

2019 Survey (Standard Version PDF)

2019 Survey Part 1 and 2 (Easy English)

2019 Survey Part 3 (Easy English)

Project Background

VALID have partnered with Pride Foundation Australia and Thorne Harbour Health to work on a peer led project which seeks to engage LGBTIQ people with all types of disabilities.

Project Team

Jake Lewis is working on this project for VALID two days a week and is happy to talk with anyone who has ideas, information or questions about the intersection of disability/sexuality and gender identity.

  1. Jake Lewis, Project Worker. [email protected] / (03) 9416 4003
  2. Dominique Moollan (Mr), VALID Project Admin.

Project Targets

  1. Organising a survey to be informed by and distributed to the LGBTIQ/PWD community right across Victoria.
  2. Selecting five mentors to receive advocacy training and to support peers allocated to the project
  3. Connecting with and sending expressions of interest out to at least 20 people from the LGBTIQ community who live with disability. These 20 people will be:
  4. trained to become stronger self-advocates and peer group leaders
  5. help with co-design
  6. identify the unique barriers to access and inclusion that LGBTIQ people with disabilities face.

Project Sustainability

In May 2019 the goal is for the project Alliance to negotiate a stronger presence and or relationship with the Victorian Pride Centre. It will report on its achievements and future roles as a result of the data received from the membership survey.

The Alliance will move into the Peer Action Group structure of VALID. The goal is to sustain the group with supports provided to do this by VALID.

Following the opening of the Victorian Pride Centre building (located in St Kilda sometime in 2019-2020) the Alliance will seek space at the Centre for meetings and office space if required.

The Peer group leaders and mentors who will have been trained in self-advocacy, advocacy skills and leadership will be poised to assume leadership roles within the Alliance beyond the closure of the funded project.