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LGBTIQA+ experiences in disasters and recovery | Webinar
A small but growing body of research suggests some LGBTIQA+ people are reluctant to access help in a disaster because of historic and ongoing discrimination and abuse experienced toward them and their communities.

How do we work towards inclusive practice and services that meet the needs of LGBTIQA+ communities during and after disasters?

Hear from experts at the Gender and Disaster Pod as they explore the experiences of the LGBTIQA+ community in disasters and COVID-19.

Apr 20, 2021 02:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Speakers

Liam Leonard
GAD Pod Associate @Adjunct Research Fellow with Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative
Liam has over 20 years experience as an LGBTIQA+ advocate and is the former Director Rainbow Health Victoria, La Trobe University. He has worked on LGBTIQA+ legislative reform, led the development of the world’s first LGBTI-inclusive service accreditation program, the Rainbow Tick and lectured and published widely on sexuality, gender studies and social policy. More recently, Liam has worked with the GAD Pod researching and developing training on LGBTI people’s experiences of disaster and the impacts of COVID-19 on Victoria’s family violence primary prevention workforce and LGBTI people’s intimate and familial relationships.
Steve O’Malley
Firefighter – Diversity and Inclusion @Fire Rescue Victoria
Steve O’Malley AFSM is a Leading Firefighter and Diversity and Inclusion Officer with Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV). He has been an operational Fire-fighter for more than 32 years and is a graduate in the study of Human Rights. Steve is a Board and Honorary Life Member of Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA), a foundation member of the Emergency Management Victoria ‘Gender and Disaster’ taskforce and an FRV Family Violence Contact Officer. Steve is a long-standing presenter and advocate for prevention of violence against women and gender equity.