30 episodes

The Better Together Podcast contains recordings from Australia's LGBTIQA+ Conference, the Better Together Conference, presented by The Equality Project.In order to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia we need to have a platform to share our ideas and experiences and build bridges between our diverse communities. The Equality Project does this through a national conference called Better Together. To ensure the Better Together Conference remains accessible for the wider Rainbow Community, JOY has recorded and produced as many sessions as possible from the conferences, bringing you this podcast.

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The Better Together Podcast contains recordings from Australia's LGBTIQA+ Conference, the Better Together Conference, presented by The Equality Project.In order to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia we need to have a platform to share our ideas and experiences and build bridges between our diverse communities. The Equality Project does this through a national conference called Better Together. To ensure the Better Together Conference remains accessible for the wider Rainbow Community, JOY has recorded and produced as many sessions as possible from the conferences, bringing you this podcast.

    2021: The Bridge: A National Strategy to Prevent LGBTI+ Elder Abuse

    2021: The Bridge: A National Strategy to Prevent LGBTI+ Elder Abuse

    Welcome to the 2021 Better Together Conference Podcast. Recorded live at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 18th and 19th of June, 2021. These sessions were proudly recorded and produced by JOY 94.9.  

    Older LGBTI people experience Elder Abuse in unique ways with devastating impacts on mental wellbeing. Yet these issues are often missing from Elder Abuse strategies. This session outlines The Bridge, an innovation to prevent LGBTI Elder Abuse by linking older LGBTI people to Elder Abuse services and supportive LGBTIQ communities.

    Speakers: Lisette Claremont-Goulet (Co-Founder, TLLPC), Mallory Rolfe, Gail (Ellis) Glaremont-Goulet (Co-Founder TLLPC) 

    To listen back to other sessions from the Better Together Conference, visit: https://joy.org.au/bettertogether/  

    For more information on future Better Together Conferences, please visit: https://www.theequalityproject.org.au/ 

    • 31 min
    2021: The (Inter)Personal is Political

    2021: The (Inter)Personal is Political

    Welcome to the 2021 Better Together Conference Podcast. Recorded live at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 18th and 19th of June, 2021. These sessions were proudly recorded and produced by JOY 94.9.  

    A panel reflecting on the experiences of Pride of the South in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. 

    Through community leadership and grassroots democracy, nurturing positive relationships within all three levels of government, stories from the lives of our constituency resonating with and influencing broader social change at local, state and federal levels.

    This panel represents an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of a particular LGBTIQA+ community group, volunteer run and largely unfunded, yet making positive impacts on the lives of the local community in which it exists.

    Facilitator: Llewellyn Jones (Pride of the South).  

    Speakers: Katrine Hildyard, Joanna Giannes and Shayne Glasgow (Pride of The South) 

    To listen back to other sessions from the Better Together Conference, visit: https://joy.org.au/bettertogether/  

    For more information on future Better Together Conferences, please visit: https://www.theequalityproject.org.au/ 

    • 37 min
    2021: Improving Mental Health as an LGBTI+ Person

    2021: Improving Mental Health as an LGBTI+ Person

    Welcome to the 2021 Better Together Conference Podcast. Recorded live at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 18th and 19th of June, 2021. These sessions were proudly recorded and produced by JOY 94.9.  

    A look at various steps you as an individual can take to improve your mental health and build your resilience. This will take into account issues around what may be common triggers for individuals, depending on which direction or events the “Fickle finger of Fate” may have impacted on an individual’s life. 

    Speakers: Colin Longworth (Huntingdale Psychology Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy) 

    To listen back to other sessions from the Better Together Conference, visit: https://joy.org.au/bettertogether/  

    For more information on future Better Together Conferences, please visit: https://www.theequalityproject.org.au/ 

    • 47 min
    2021: QueerAbility: ACON’s LGBTQ+ People with Disability Project

    2021: QueerAbility: ACON’s LGBTQ+ People with Disability Project

    Welcome to the 2021 Better Together Conference Podcast. Recorded live at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 18th and 19th of June, 2021. These sessions were proudly recorded and produced by JOY 94.9.  

    Helping LGBTQ+ People with Disabilities access and navigate the NDIS

    ACON’s QueerAbility team will be discussing the LGBTQ+ NDIS Queerability Toolkit ACON has created as well as the data and statistics that have informed this project. The QueerAbility team will then discuss current and future work ACON is undergoing in this space including the national wide QueerAbility NDIS workshops.

    Speakers: Charbel Zada (Community Health Promotion Officer – LGBTQ+ People with Disability Project, ACON) 

    To listen back to other sessions from the Better Together Conference, visit: https://joy.org.au/bettertogether/  

    For more information on future Better Together Conferences, please visit: https://www.theequalityproject.org.au/ 

    • 34 min
    2021: Growing Together In A Year Apart

    2021: Growing Together In A Year Apart

    Welcome to the 2021 Better Together Conference Podcast. Recorded live at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 18th and 19th of June, 2021. These sessions were proudly recorded and produced by JOY 94.9.  

    The Pinnacle Foundation provides scholarships to young, disadvantaged LGBTQI+ people – enhancing their education, and ending the isolation too many experience. In this session Pinnacle scholars and mentors tell how they’ve grown together through lockdowns and social distance.

    Social change is, at its heart, a story of individual change – of how people’s lives becoming better. Attendees will hear young LGBTQI+ students talk of their year in two parts – who they were when they commenced their Pinnacle scholarships, and who they are now. The most striking change scholars say the Pinnacle brings to their lives is how they feel connected to a ’new’ family.

    Facilitator: Simon Royal (Pinnacle Foundation).  

    Speakers: Dr Jacinta Clark, Isabelle Kotasek, Nathan Cappelluti and Dr Mark Fuller 

    To listen back to other sessions from the Better Together Conference, visit: https://joy.org.au/bettertogether/  

    For more information on future Better Together Conferences, please visit: https://www.theequalityproject.org.au/ 

     

    • 49 min
    2021: Our Leather Life – Beyond The Fetish

    2021: Our Leather Life – Beyond The Fetish

    Welcome to the 2021 Better Together Conference Podcast. Recorded live at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 18th and 19th of June, 2021. These sessions were proudly recorded and produced by JOY 94.9.  

    What makes us Leatherfolk. 

    The panel will explore what it is that makes them Leather; beyond the clubs, beyond the fetish aspect of the lifestyle and how we uplift each other and work together for the common good. We’ll be looking at historical and modern Leather representations, from gay men’s motorcycle clubs to current leather clubs and communities around Australia.

    Facilitator: KL Joy.  

    Speakers: Nick Henderson, Gerry Ebert, Zac CAnnell and Cherrie Rogers. 

    To listen back to other sessions from the Better Together Conference, visit: https://joy.org.au/bettertogether/  

    For more information on future Better Together Conferences, please visit: https://www.theequalityproject.org.au/ 

    • 57 min

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