Saturday 15 August

Presentations on Saturday 15 August. View the program for this day.

Yarn about elders’ service access: the experience of older LGBTI Aboriginal people

Aunty Vanessa Smith (WA) will have a yarn with the Silver Rainbow team about experiences accessing services. Aunty Vanessa will shed a little light on how the impacts of such discrimination are further compounded for older Aboriginal Australians. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussions to clarify how they can ensure their aged care services are inclusive…

The Personal Meets the Professional in Townsville

Half way between Brisbane and Cape York is the regional city of Townsville with nearly 200,000 people. Home to the Bindal and Wulgurukaba people, Townsville is a diverse community. In the past it has been labelled as homophobic, ‘red neck’ and in 1999 a ‘hate’ campaign resulted in the Queensland Aids Council building was bombed in Townsville…

Considering bisexuality in aged care

This is a ten minute presentation involving a fictional story about Esther who has dementia and is living in an aged care facility.
Esther, during her life, has had relationships with both men and women and these relationships form part of her memories, while she negotiates nursing home life…

Build, Connect, Belong: Creating communities for meaningful connections

Connection and belonging play an important role in supporting our mental health and well-being and in reducing suicide in our community. But for many LGBTIQ people inclusion and acceptance can be hard to find because as LGBTIQ people we often aren’t fortunate enough to be born into our community and rarely does our nuclear family reflect our identity…