For Allies and Others

The information on the pages below is for Allies and other people. There is information for family, friends, supporters, and health professionals so that they can help you. 

What are Allies?

An Ally is someone who shows support for a group of people. You can be an Ally for L G B T I Q A + people, people with disability, or L G B T I Q A + people with disability.

Someone can show they are an Ally by:

Learning about issues that are important for L G B T I Q A + people with disability and the community.

You can learn by reading, listening to podcasts, and talking to people.

Showing you are an Ally in public places

This could be going to L G B T I Q A + event, supporting L G B T I Q A + businesses and charities, and ‘calling out’ or speaking up when someone is being homophobic, transphobic, or queerphobic.

Taking care of the L G B T I Q A + people in your life who need support.

You can support by helping someone when they are sad, angry, or annoyed, and help to cheer them up

Letting L G B T I Q A + people with disability speak for themselves.

If people ask you questions, tell people some of your favourite websites, books, social media accounts, and others places that you learn and get information. 

Critical Appraisal Tool

This is a tool. It has 3 pages.

The Critical Appraisal Tool (CAT) is a way to check if information is accessible for L G B T I Q A + people with intellectual disability.

The tool can help allies and supporters decide if a website, booklet, or other information is helpful, and can be easily read and understood by the person they support.
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‘We are LGBTQ People with Intellectual Disability: This is what is important. ‘ poster

This is a poster.

It is one page.

This poster was made by a group of 24 LGBTQ people with intellectual disability and supporters from Deakin University. They spent time talking about what helped them feel good about themselves. They came up with a list of statements. Then they talked to other people to ask if they agreed with the statements. The poster has the statements on it.

You can use this poster in your home.

You can also give it to other people in your community.

The poster can help people learn more about what you need to feel good about yourself.

The poster is in easy language.

What we want you to know – A letter to health professionals

This is a letter. It has 2 pages.

This letter can help your doctor or other health professionals understand being a L G B T I Q A + person with disability. It was written to help doctors and health professionals understand the difference that they can make in our lives.

The letter has different ways that they can respect you and your identities. The letter has information about communication, gender and sexuality, and consent.

Our Rainbow Lives

This is a book. 

It is a bit different to other books. You can read this book alone, or a friend or supporter can read the left page while you read the right page.

This book is all about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual people! It is OK if you do not know what these words mean now. This book will help you learn about them.

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Your rights as an LGBTIQA+ person with disability

These resources are NOT in easy language.

Inclusion Designlab worked with an organisation called Thorne Harbour Health to create information for L G B T I Q A + people with disability.

This information is in three guides. One is about your rights as an L G B T I Q A + person with disability. One is about getting ready for your N D I S planning meeting. The last guide is about how to make sure your needs as an L G B T I Q A + person are protected when you pay for support.

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More coming soon