WorldPride aims to promote and advocate for LGBTIQA+ human rights around the world. Although the traditional Pride month in the northern hemisphere is June, Sydney WorldPride 2023 will be staged Friday 17 February - Sunday 5 March 2023.
Not only does Sydney WorldPride represent the first time the event will be staged in the southern hemisphere, but the festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride Week, the 45th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and the fifth anniversary of Marriage Equality in Australia.
In support of WorldPride 2023, ADCET is proud to showcase the following LGBTIQA+ webinar recordings:
This webinar focused on embedding inclusive communication through language guides with a particular focus on LGBTIQA+ people with disability. The guest speakers, Stevie Lane and Kay Barnard from Edith Cowan University, brought their personal lived experiences, and professional expertise as equity practitioners, to talk about the importance of inclusive language within the tertiary education context. (December 2022)
For this webinar we invited speaker, writer, university lecturer, spoken-word performer and theatre producer Jax Jacki Brown to speak on the experiences of LGBTIQA+ people with disability. Jax explored the experiences of LGBTIQA+ people with disability through a social model of disability and intersectional lens. They utilised their lived experience as well as drawing on research into LGBTIQA+ people with disability to unpack the key issues of access and inclusion for this group. (November 2022)
In recognition of Pride Month 2022, ADCET was proud to present this webinar focusing on the issues facing LGBTIQ+ people with disability and the ways inclusive practices can make a difference. Topics included: understanding LGBTIQ+ language and terminology, affirming LGBTIQ+ identities for people with disability, engaging respectfully with LGBTIQ+ people with disability, and embedding LGBTIQ+ inclusive practices into everyday behaviours. (June 2022)
ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) presented this webinar which featured four panelists from diverse sections of the LGBTIQA+ community who represented different viewpoints from the tertiary setting: an academic; DA background; tutor; and a student. They discussed their experiences and what they would find more inclusive and helpful when studying and working in a tertiary environment. What supports are available? Why are students from the LGBTIQA+ community disproportionately represented in mental health statistics? What should we be doing as a community to support them? (July 2018)
Furthermore, ADCET also has information on the importance of Inclusive Language and how it can ensure that everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected in all communications, interactions and spaces.