Disability Inclusion - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Disability Inclusion

Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way Project

This project is a joint initiative between LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) which is funded through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Grant. Guided by the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the social model of disability, the project aims to build the individual and collective capacity of LGBTIQ people with disability (PWD) in a dynamic and innovative way to strengthen existing knowledge and skills. The project will work within a framework of communities of practice and co-design, where sector experts and LGBTIQ PWD are engaged in the design process of the creation of a training, peer support and mentoring program that will link LGBTIQ PWD across Australia and increase social connection, self-advocacy, volunteering and community engagement.

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The EmployableQ Disability Employment Inclusion Toolkit

Launched in 2020, the EmployableQ Toolkit includes templates and resources for employers within the LGBTI+ sector to promote the hiring of LGBTI+ people with disability.  

Access EmployableQ

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia engaged in an NDIS funded project called EmployableQ. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia undertook the project funded through NDIS via the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Economic Community Participation Disability Grant. 



Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Carers Leave

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified a lack of support for informal (unpaid) carers, including challenges balancing their caring role with work and other commitments.

Read more September 19, 2022 11:18 AM

Calling all LGBTIQ+ people with disability!

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and NEDA are developing training for LGBTIQ+ people with disability (PWD). The training aims to improve people’s knowledge and skills in advocacy and storytelling.

Read more December 17, 2021 1:26 PM

Sharing a story with the Disability Royal Commission?

It’s a good idea to get legal advice if you have questions about things like privacy or naming the person or organisation that hurt you.

Read more August 18, 2021 10:46 AM

Response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Issues Paper

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Issues Paper addressing barriers to inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people with disability.

Read more June 22, 2021 4:44 PM


Tips for best practice for co-design and inclusive principles. 

Read more April 21, 2021 12:41 PM

Our presentation to the Disability Royal Commission

On the 9 Dec 2020, we presented to the Disability Royal Commission around issues relating to employment. We talked about the experiences of LGBTIQ+ people with disability accessing employment and the EmployableQ Toolkit which helps organisations become more inclusive and accessible.

Read more December 10, 2020 8:25 AM

AU LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS

LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS. Recording of the live webinar dated 5th November 2020. The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community managed mental health organisations in New South Wales.

Read more November 09, 2020 10:09 AM

The EmployableQ Disability Employment Inclusion Toolkit

The EmployableQ toolkit provides a non-prescriptive set of resources to guide and support organisations to build inclusive, welcoming, and safe workplaces for LGBTIQ+ people with disability.  The Toolkit is underpinned by the 4 Pillars of Inclusion Framework:

Read more November 04, 2020 3:14 PM

Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

In May 2020, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability invited input about the employment experiences of people with a disability. Its employment issues paper identified the need to address the experiences of LGBTI people with disability.
Read more August 26, 2020 2:56 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Intersectional Identities: LGBTIQ people with Disabilities

Join LGBTIQ disability rights educator Jax Jacki Brown for an engaging and informative presentation that will provide you with new perspectives on disability, and how we can be agents of change in creating a more accessible and inclusive society.

Read more July 17, 2018 5:14 PM

Webinar: LGBTI People and the NDIS

MindOUT and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have worked together to create a webinar resource targeting LGBTI people who are or will be accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Read more February 12, 2017 3:46 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Sexuality and Gender Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental lifelong condition that is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviours. The sexual profile of individuals with ASD suggests a higher prevalence of non-heterosexuality and gender-fluidity.

Read more October 11, 2016 7:52 AM

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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