At the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, we're proud of the word we've done with Transgender Victoria, Intersex Human Rights Australia and the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby to keep the issue of LGBTIQA+ homelessness on the agenda.
Together we have made recommendations including asking the government to invest in research to identify the root causes of homelessness for LGBTIQA+ persons through a submission made to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.
Our submission identified that LGBTIQA+ communities are at a higher risk of becoming homeless. Little research has been conducted into the causes, rates & experiences of LGBTIQA+ homelessness – this lack of research is a clear obstacle in the pathway to properly addressing the issue and one that we're all committed to fighting for on behalf of the community.
Read our joint submission here.
Thank you to QNEWS and Star Observer for reporting on this important issue.