Brisbane Pride Fair Day was celebrated on Saturday 28 November and Carers Queensland NDIS Local Area Coordination team was there.
The event was held at New Farm Park with live performances, exciting and enticing stalls and delicious street food.
Local Area Coordinator from our NDIS LAC PITC Program, Brooke, attended the event and described it as an enjoyable experience to meet many amazing people and see the diversity within the crowd.
“The day was one of inclusion. I realised that it was a place where people felt safe to be themselves,” she said.
As a Rainbow Tick organisation, Carers Queensland works to ensure people from the LGBTIQ communities feel safe, supported and feel the freedom to be themselves when they are engaging in our services.
“The importance of pro-actively contributing to an organisational culture of celebration and inclusion for LGBTIQ community members became very clear,” Brooke said.
“A place where people can feel safe is not only key to the delivery of quality and responsive services but it is also a basic human right. A basic human right that I can imagine is often not afforded to members of the LGBTIQ communities.”
“I now understand why the Pride Event, and others like it, are so important to the LGBTIQ communities – setting the platform for respectful engagement between the community and service providers.”