Hearing queer voices at the Disability Royal Commission

Are you a member of the LGBTIQA+ community living with disability?

The Disability Royal Commission is a chance to share your story, ideas and recommendations for change to promote a society that is LGBTQI+ inclusive and disability inclusive.

Your Story Disability Legal Support (Your Story) is a free national legal service supporting diverse communities to have a voice in the Disability Royal Commission.

On 9 December, join us for a conversation with Luna (they/she), a young queer, non-binary trans woman with disability, and Oliver (he/him), a lawyer from Your Story.

Luna will share how they came to hear about the Disability Royal Commission and the process of sharing their story to create positive change, not just for themself, but for others in their community.

Oliver will talk about how Your Story can support members of the LGBTIQA+ community to take part in the Disability Royal Commission, and ways to keep their story, or parts of it, private.

This event will be recorded but if you attend your identity will not be seen by others and all details concerning attendees will be kept confidential. Please register on Eventbrite to receive a link.

Date and time: Thursday 9 December, 1.30—2pm AEDT
Location: Online (please register to receive a link)
Register: Register on Eventbrite

About Luna

Luna (they/she) is a young queer, non-binary trans woman with disability living on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Although Luna has lived with disabilities throughout their life, her disabilities were only recognised in adulthood. Luna is intent on raising awareness about the inequalities experienced across intersections, from diagnosis to support, by people living with disability.

Luna is interested in the processes that LGBTQIA+ and people with disability engage in to self-advocate for adequate and affirming health care. She enjoys participating in round tables and discussions, and hopes to push for and support others to push for positive change. She is a current member of the Women With Disabilities Australia Youth Advisory Group, and participated in the development process of the 2020 SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health report, and the TransHub platform, a digital information and resource platform for trans and gender diverse people in New South Wales.

Having previously studied psychology, they are hoping to further their education through a research degree. She plans to continue engaging with activism and advocacy through future research.

About Your Story Disability Legal Support

Your Story Disability Legal Support is a national service that gives free information and legal advice about taking part in the Disability Royal Commission. We are independent and separate from the Royal Commission. Our priority is to support and empower people with disability, as well as their family, friends, carers, advocates and supporters, to safely share their story and connect with support services. As a member of the Welcome Here Project, Your Story is committed to creating and promoting environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of LGBTIQA+ communities.