Online Workshop - LGBTI Inclusive Groups and Clubs
Free online workshop for Knox Clubs and Groups to to be held on Tuesday 8th June - 10-11.30am.
The workshop will be facilitated by 'Val's Ageing and Aged Care' program from La Trobe University.
We have an important role to play in supporting and addressing social equity issues affecting marginalised and at-risk communities, and want to connect with and better understand the needs of Knox's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities.
We will be undertaking a series of initiatives to ensure our services and culture are inclusive. We are focussing on a needs analysis as well as concentrating our effort to form an ongoing connection with the older LGBTI community. Our aim is to create a council where younger and older LGBTI communities have a sense of trust and comfort in any activity related to council.
We are undertaking a needs analysis to better understand the lived experience of LGBTIQ+ communities in Knox. We're exploring opportunities for Council to positively influence LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing outcomes locally and regionally. LGBTIQ+ people who live, work, study or play in the City of Knox, as well as their families and allies are invited to make a contribution to the needs analysis. Findings and insights will inform our future work and how we partner with LGBTIQ+ communities to influence Council policy, strategy and practice.
We are focussed on creating a stronger connection with the older LGBTI community (65 years+). We know many older LGBTI people have faced stigma, discrimination and lived in a time when ‘homosexual acts’ were a crime. Earlier this year, Council commenced a program of interactive inclusion training sessions. These sessions are developed to provide participants with an insight into the lived experiences of the older LGBTI community including the histories that older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex people have experienced as well as the barriers to social participation and accessing services created by these experiences. Participants learn practical ways for community groups and clubs to start providing welcoming and safe participation for older LGBTI people.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Desktop research review
Preliminary research to begin to understand health and wellbeing needs, as well as strengths, assets and resources.
Timeline item 2 - complete
Older LGBTI Library exhibition
Dates: Tuesday 24 November 2020
Time: 7 pm – 8pm (via Zoom)
Timeline item 3 - complete
Includes focus groups, survey and ideas wall to gather information from Knox's diverse LGBTIQ+ community, friends and allies.
Timeline item 4 - active
LGBTI Inclusion Training
Timeline item 5 - active
Needs Analysis Report
Timeline item 6 - incomplete
Older LGBTI community focus groups
Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:
|Phone||0407 156 990|
|Phone||+61 3 9292 8850|
Phone: (03) 9298 8000
511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152
Knox City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the city of Knox, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.