LGBTIQ+ Health Australia tribute to Aunty Vanessa - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia tribute to Aunty Vanessa

LGBTIQ Health Australia (LHA) is deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of Aunty Vanessa, Noongar Sistergirl of the Kaneang people in Western Australia.

Aunty Vanessa was an extraordinary advocate and pioneer for the rights and visibility of LGBTIQ Indigenous communities. Aunty Vanessa informed the work of LGBTIQ Health Australia for many years by ensuring representation of LGBTIQ Indigenous Brotherboy and Sistergirl communities.

LHA is extremely grateful to Aunty Vanessa for sharing her cultural wisdom, authenticity, and political passion, we are very much indebted to her and will continue to be guided by the wisdom she shared.

We offer her family, friends, and people our sincere condolences and acknowledge the many lives she has improved through her work. 

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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.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land and community. We pay our respects to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past and present.