Standing Against Discrimination for IDAHOBIT

Standing Against Discrimination for IDAHOBIT


31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service (Tweddle) is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of families by promoting human rights and equity.

We recognise that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people face barriers accessing support services and employment.

As we work towards our Rainbow Tick accreditation, we have a working group that  strives for a safe, inclusive and affirmative experience for LGBTQI+ clients and staff at all times.

We encourage and invite the consumer voice of LGBTQI+ parents and carers to help shape our programs for all families.

Do you identify somewhere under the LGBTQI+ umbrella and have a passion for inclusive and safe family services?

Here at Tweddle we are on a mission to figure out how we can better support LGBTQI+ families’ access and engagement with early parenting services in the West, but we can’t do it alone.

We invite the voices of ‘rainbow’ families who identify under the LGBTQI+ umbrella for meaningful, inclusive and culturally safe participation.

There are lots of ways people can participate, from being part of a one-off individual or group consultation session, to completing this survey (insert link), to being a member of the core team for the duration of the LGBTQI+ Inclusive Practice Action Plan (1 day a month for 24 months).

If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.  Please fill out the online form and we’ll get back to you with more details. Feel free to also share with your communities.

Questions? Contact Manager Quality on (03) 9689 1577 or email

Together we can continue our journey for equitable, tailored and affirming services for LGBTQI+ families.

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