The average citizen would think government was there to protect the citizen and provide certain services. Not in the Australian state of New South Wales. ‘NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham says he doesn’t see how a “sexuality led recovery” will work for the people of NSW in one of the worst recessions in history. The NSW Planning Department led by Jim Betts will on Tuesday add a new LGBTQI unit, which will join the already established harmony council, Aboriginal cultural team, and the diversity council. Mr Latham said the planning department’s diversity program was “selective diversity and inclusion policy” as it does not include or represent those battling homelessness and joblessness. “It’s inefficient, it’s unnecessary, and it shouldn’t be happening. “In (Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s) public service, it’s all about sexuality and it doesn’t serve the people of New South Wales one iota.”’ https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6175484545001
Then there is the unbelievable list of groups for the LGBTQI folk at the Lane Cove Council web site. If this doesn’t stir the ire in a normal thinking person then nothing will. For space only a few will be listed here. ‘Lane Cove Council is committed to supporting an inclusive and welcoming community which values and celebrates diversity in all its forms. This page provides information and links to relevant services for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer LGBTIQA+ community.
Below is a list of organisations who provide services for the LGBTIQA+ communities
Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) advocates on behalf of lesbians and gay men. They provide referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to the media, policy makers and the community.
Australian Lesbian Medical Association
The Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) was founded in 1999 for lesbian doctors, lesbian medical students and their partners. It provides a supportive network to its members through advocacy, mentoring and social activities.
The Gender Centre
The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices. They offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales. They are an accommodation service and also act as an education, support, training and referral resource centre to other organisations and service providers. The Gender Centre is committed to educating the public and service providers about the needs of people with gender issues.
Chatswood police have support person for the gay and lesbian community – call the Chatswood Police station on 9414 8499 and ask to be put through.
UnitingCare Ageing celebrate diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity. They are proud to be accredited with the Rainbow Tick for standing with people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities, at every stage of life.
This website is for LGBTIQ people in relationships who are or may be experiencing domestic and family violence. It contains information on what domestic and family violence is, what to do if you are experiencing abuse, suggestions on making a safety plan, and details for some referral options in NSW. It also has information for supporting a friend or family member who is experiencing abuse.
Gay Dads Australia
Support group for gay men who plan to, or already have children.
Rainbow Babies and Kids
A social network for GLBTQI parents.
Gay Married Men’s Association
GAMMA provides safe and confidential opportunities for men to discuss and consider issues relating to their sexuality and the relationships in their lives
Mature Aged Gays
A social club for gay and bi sexual men and their supporters.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir is a non-auditioning choir which welcomes members regardless of their sexual identity or musical experience. The choir is open to all – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and our straight friends and families, all united by a love of singing together and striving for performance excellence.’ http://www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/Community/CommunityServices/Pages/GLBTIQ.aspx
More time and funds should be spent for roads, coal fire powered plants, police, hospitals etc. and NOTHING on sexual identity!