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Advocacy at the Intersections: Working alongside LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities

About this course

In this course you will learn how to be inclusive for the LGBTIQA+ community and look at how to advocate for LGBTIQA+ people with a disability.  This is a free online course available to anyone through the DARU website.

This project is a partnership between Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) and queerspace and is funded by Victorian Government’s Disability Advocacy Futures Plan.

Learning objectives:

  1. An understanding of the common terms and language used within the LGBTIQA+ communities ncluding how we describe bodies, gender, and orientation. 
  2. Improved knowledge of the research and the law related to the lived experiences of LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities.
  3. An increased awareness of how a human rights framework intersects with creating access for LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities and how this awareness can improve access and inclusion.
  4. Reflect on current practice in your disability advocacy organisation and identify areas for improvement.
  5. Become an advocate and an ally for LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities.
    This course is available to anyone, free of charge, through the DARU website.

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily designed for disability advocates working in funded disability advocacy organisations in Victoria. However, anyone who does advocacy in their everyday lives will find this course valuable, including:

  • People with disability
  • Parents and other family members
  • Disability support workers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Government representatives.
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Partnership between queerspace and DARU

Date published:
Fri 31st Jul, 2020