At Life Without Barriers, we actively support the LGBTQI community through participating in a range of community events around Australia. Our membership with Pride in Diversity, our participation in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) and our CEO’s strong messages of support around the marriage equality bill all demonstrate this.
In partnership with Pride in Diversity (PID) we are working hard to make LWB a more LGBTQI inclusive organisation. Current activity includes reviewing LWB policies and procedures to ensure overt LGBTQI inclusive language is used, forming an employee network and implementing LGBTQI Awareness training.
We have participated in the following key LGBTQI Events: 2017 Mardi Gras, 2017 Perth Pride Festival, 2018 Midsumma Festival, 2017 Brisbane Pride Festival, 2018 Chill Out Festival, 2018 Mardi Gras Fair Day and plan to participate in a number of LGBTQI events in 2018/2019. We have also participated in Mardi Gras Fair Day in Sydney for the past 10 years.
We have a number of amazing Foster carers who are same sex couples and we are always advertising for LGBTQI Foster Carers. Meet Some of our carers in the video below.
We have been recognised for our work in the LGBTQI Community after receiving a nomination for Organisation of the Year from the Australian LGBTI Awards 2018.