GET TO KNOW THE MEMBERS
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
WHAT DOES SELF ADVOCACY MEAN TO YOU?
Being able to share my ideas and experiences with others and to campaign with others
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR SELF ADVOCACY GROUP?
Haven’t done self advocacy before. This is my first LGBTIQ self advocacy group. I have spoken to other groups about my lived experience of disability
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SELF ADVOCACY?
It’s empowering to share your story and how people can take inspiration and apply that to living their lives better. It’s about being brave enough to share your knowledge as some people are very private about their lives
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I want to perform. I’m in a choir, I am a triple bill, an actor, musician and singer
I love to go to the movies
I read and I love music
I love getting together with people just over a coffee
I’m a keen amateur historian. Perhaps I could be tutored about our local queer history and help conduct trips during Mardi Gras
WHY IS RAINBOW RIGHTS GOOD FOR YOU?
It gives me a chance to learn about what’s out there to support my vital area of my life coming to terms with my gender identity and getting to meet other people in the spectrum and other organisations I can access for support
Education helps to enlighten the unenlightened
We may have different preferences in life but we’re still human and can contribute to society
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH RAINBOW RIGHTS?
About 9 months
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT RAINBOW RIGHTS?
Getting to meet new people, learning about new things and new opportunities
IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE?
More opportunities form people with differing abilities and strengths
Perception that queer people are usually well off, not everyone is because we are like everyone else