When a person is neither straight nor with Anglo/Irish heritage, the intersectional discrimination they face from society can be oppressive and isolating — and it can even manifest within the LGBTI community. Matthew Wade spoke to a handful of gay men from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds about their experiences.
Nobody knows exactly how many LGBTI Indigenous Australians commit suicide each year, but we know it’s a lot. A new report released last week has highlighted the urgent need to address this issue.
Dameyon Bonson, founder of Black Rainbow, recognised for his advocacy work in the Indigenous LGBTI community.
NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their achievements and contributions to Australia. The annual event is traditionally held in the first full week of July. For this month’s opinion pages, the Star Observer pays acknowledgment to NAIDOC with Indigenous voices from the LGBTI community.
In the lead up to the forthcoming State of the Nation report on LGBTI issues, Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson is consulting people living in remote communities to learn more about the specific challenges facing LGBTI Indigenous Australians.
A FACEBOOK page that supports Indigenous Australians who identify as LGBTI and sistergirls or brotherboys has amassed over 3000 fans since it was established from …