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Engaging our older LGBTI community

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Knox Active Ageing & Disability Services are working on a ground-breaking project to engage with our older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI+) community.

Knox City Council celebrates LGBTI residents and staff by having active involvement in Pride March, Wear It Purple Day and other awareness raising events, and by encouraging staff to participate in LGBTI cultural awareness training. This project takes these efforts further by launching a project which focuses on the lesser heard voices in the community; older people that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex. Our key focus is to create a stronger connection.

We know many older LGBTI people have faced stigma, discrimination and lived in a time when ‘homosexual acts’ were a crime. Our aim is to create a council where younger and older LGBTI communities have a sense of trust and comfort in any activity related to council. Council will be undertaking a series of initiatives to ensure our services and culture are inclusive.

We want to hear from you

We want to hear from you as part of this community, or as allies and friends. We want to know what’s important to you, and what role you see for Council in enabling more inclusive participation with service delivery and social participation. We welcome any conversations and feedback about what you feel would benefit you or your family or friends to be socially connected with others and what you feel that would look like as part of the LGBTI community. Visit our consultation website:

LGBTIQ+ Consultation website


You can contact us on our confidential email address: seniorLGBTI@knox.vic.gov.au

You can contact our Project Officer, Jacqui Storey, jacqueline.storey@knox.vic.gov.au or 9298 8032.

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