GET TO KNOW THE MEMBERS
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
WHAT DOES SELF ADVOCACY MEAN TO YOU?
It means speaking up for yourself, knowing your rights and knowing what’s out there
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR SELF ADVOCACY GROUP?
RR is a unique group as it’s the only self advocacy group for people with an Intellectual Disability in the LGBTIQ community within Australia
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SELF ADVOCACY?
It gives me the chance to speak up for myself and the skills to speak up for myself
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Play all abilities basketball, go watch my partner Jack play cricket, sometimes I play soccer
Watching tv, things like NCIS, Texas Walker Ranger
Go pictures now and then with Jack my partner
WHY IS RAINBOW RIGHTS GOOD FOR YOU?
It gives me the opportunity to see other people with ID, having a say and trying to get our voices heard
It has given me work, the opportunity to go on the right path, and met new friends and co-workers who I class as friends
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH RAINBOW RIGHTS?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT RAINBOW RIGHTS?
It shows people with ID to have their voices heard within the LGBTIQ community
IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE?
I would like to change the rules about the disability support pension
As in you shouldn’t penalise people who are in relationships
The Prime Minister doesn’t get a cut in his pay if he’s in a relationship