Have your say on the WA LGBTI Health Strategy

LGBTI+ Western Australians are being asked to inform the development of the state’s first LGBTI Health Strategy.

Living Proud have begun hosting a number of consultations with the local community, with a focus on people with disabilities and chronic health issues; bisexual, lesbian, gay and other same gender attracted people; trans and gender diverse people, LGBTI people over 60, and; LGBTI people who are peer helpers to other LGBTI people through volunteering or employment.

The organisation’s chairperson Reuben Edmonds said “Living Proud is pleased that crucial community consultations will be used to inform the development of the strategy.”

It’s vital that community consultations are being conducted by LGBTI community groups to accurately inform this essential strategy.”

Living Proud have partnered with key groups to conduct the WA Government Department of Health funded community consultations. The partners are TransFolk of WA, GRAI, Bisexual+ Community Perth, OUT South West, Albany Gay and Lesbian, ConnectGroups WA, and Curtin University’s Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health.

Albany Gay and Lesbian partnered with Living Proud to host a LGBTI community consultation in Albany on Monday May 28. 33 Albany folks attended and gave input at the first of the series of community consultations around WA.

The WA AIDS Council are hosting hosting a series of workshops around the state for LGBTI people, parents and people living with HIV.

For more information on the remaining consultations, head to WALGBTIHealth.com and WAAIDS.com

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