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COVID-19 & Aboriginal Communities

At the moment, the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all our communities. This includes our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

We recognise the intersectional lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI people and the devastating role colonisation has played in their Communities. We acknowledge the marginalisation and social isolation that comes from being in this intersection.

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28 Jul 2022

The queer First Nations group connecting across state borders

After the last few years of social distancing and disconnection, Ricki Spencer was keen to create a space for queer First Nations people to come together safely.“A lot of it came from my own want to connect to country, and want to connect with other people who are queer and blak throughout Australia,” she said.Ricki is a trans and disability community advocate, and co-facilitator of Thorne Harbour Health’s new Yarning Blak & Queer online group. She worked with First Nations Health Lead Peter Waples-Crowe on the project.“It's been about a year and a half in the making because we wanted to wait for the right opportunity. For some people, it's not safe to come out,” said Ricki.

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