We just attended one of the most informative KeyNotes by Bi Alliance Victoria.
They raised some very important issues and experiences, statistics that were educational and the need for better mental health support for those with multiple identities such as Indigenous Queer people.
The amazing Key Note Speakers:
Dr Mandy Henningham (she/they) is an Indigenous queer genderfluid woman living on Dharug country in NSW, Australia. She is currently a research fellow at the University of Sydney where she is a dedicated LGBTIQA+ advocate and researcher in sexuality, sexual health, Indigenous studies, Intersex studies, youth, and mental health in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Todd Fernando (PhD) (he/him) is the Acting Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities and a descendant of the Kalarie peoples of the Wiradjuri nation. Identifying as queer, he is an accomplished diversity and inclusion consultant and public intellectual with extensive experience working with both First Nations and LGBTIQ+ communities. He has expertise in reforming social policy and cultural safety frameworks in public and private sectors across Australia.