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LGBTIQ+ people with disability

LGBTIQ+ people with disability lead new advocacy project

LGBTIQ+ people living with disability now have access to a new digital advocacy resource to support themselves and others in their communities. The Our Voices Our Lives Our Way (OVOLOW) project was co-designed by LGBTIQ+ people with disability and developed by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA). Emily Unity (they/them) …

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Autism inclusion in the LGBTQIA+ community

The team at Living Communities share how important inclusion is for LGBTQIA+ people with autistic.  Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by differences in social communication and behaviour. It does not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  However, research suggests that individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community are more likely to be autistic compared to …

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Archie Arsenic calls for more accessible queer spaces

In our monthly feature with local artists, Archie Arsenic answers questions about themselves, their craft and calls for more accessibility on the Brisbane scene.  I would describe Archie Arsenic as…. Honestly, I don’t even know anymore, I’ve evolved so many times over the years. Draglesque and sideshow chameleon perhaps?  My drag family and bio family…. …

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Ask the Experts: Formal supports with Living Communities

Christopher Donnelly from Living Communities explains the difference between formal and informal supports in disability support services. Everyone needs a good support network, and having people to encourage us and assist us makes our lives better. When we need some advice, help thinking through a problem, or practical assistance for a task we cannot do …

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Ask the Experts: All people are valid with Living Communities

Christopher Donnelly is here to chat about the core values that Living Communities represents. Living Communities is an all-inclusive NDIS disability support company, here to ensure dignity and respect are fundamental building blocks in the support industry. We focus on the people, to ensure that their voice is heard and that their needs are met. …

Boldly Go

Boldly Go: great storytelling in just five and a half minutes

Five minutes and thirty-three seconds doesn’t seem much time in which to tell a story. However, Christopher Cosgrove shows how to pack a lot into a few minutes in his short film Boldly Go. Boldly Go showed earlier this year at the 21st Brisbane Queer Film Festival after a screening at the 72nd Festival de …

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Gay man with disability tells Royal Commission of work discrimination

A gay Brisbane man who lives with deafness and autism spectrum disorder has told a Royal Commission of the challenges he’s had coming out and facing discrimination at work. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is currently underway. This week, seventeen witnesses are speaking about their experiences in …

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Gay man Thomas Banks is on a quest for love in new Stan doco

Award-winning local documentary Thomas Banks’ Quest For Love, following a gay man with a disability, is streaming soon on Stan. The documentary follows Thomas himself – a charismatic Melbourne writer and professional speaker who has cerebral palsy – on his years-long search for a man to fall in love with. Created over six years, the …