Connecting with community

The information on this page can help you to look for ways to meet other LGBTIQA+ people. 

Are you an LGBTIQA+ person with intellectual disability? Would you like to meet other LGBTIQA+ person with intellectual disability?

We all like to meet other people who are like us. It is also good to know what events and social groups are accessible to people with intellectual disability.

You can talk to someone who knows that you are LGBTIQA+ and who you feel comfortable talking to. They could be a support worker, a family member, or a friend.

Here are some ways to connect with the LGBTIQA+ community:

They are someone who supports you being LGBTIQA+.

They might be:

  • a support organisation
  • friends and family that you trust
  • a support worker that you trust

You can ask them:

How can I connect with the LGBTIQA+ community?

Are there any LGBTIQA+ events I can go to?

Are there any accessible LGBTIQA+ groups I can join?

Can you help me contact this
LGBTIQA+ group?

Finding community online

You can search online for information to connect with the LGBTIQA+ community. If you want to search for LGBTIQA+ information privately, you can:

  • Ask a person you trust to use their computer or phone
  • Use your own phone
  • Go to the Library

Searching online for information

You can search for the terms below. (if you click on most of the search terms, it will open a google search)

If you feel uncomfortable

If you go to a LGBTIQA+ place that is not accessible, or that makes you feel uncomfortable, you can:

  • Go next time with someone you trust
  • Talk to the person
    who told you about
    the group
  • Ask another person
    you trust
  • Talk to the person who runs the group about your accessibility needs

Tap the button below to download the “Connecting with Community” brochure”

Tap the button below to see other things you can download

Tap the button below to see a word list that explains the words underlined and bold