LBQ Women's Health Conference
In 2015, VAC launched the inaugural LBQ Women’s Health Conference, the first of its kind in Australia, to explore the health service needs of lesbian, bisexual and queer women. In 2016, VAC partnered with NSW counterpart ACON in expanding the conference to reach a national audience.
The conference focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LBQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities. Conference guests participate in a range of workshops and presentations from local and international industry experts, health and human service providers and community members.
The 2017 LBQ Women’s Health Conference will be hosted by ACON in Sydney 13 & 14 July.
This conference is committed meaningful inclusion, diversity and access. It aims to create safer spaces to strengthen the health and wellbeing of all LBQ women, including Aboriginal women and Sistergirls, women of colour, women with disabilities, trans, gender diverse and intersex women. We respect that experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality can intersect with diverse gender experiences, intersex status and all forms of marginalisation that women experience. We acknowledge that striving for best practice and positive health outcomes for all women requires meaningful engagement and fostering a cross-sector response that embeds these principles in all aspects of our work.
Take a look at the 2017 LBQ Women’s Health Conference program
Visit lbq.org.au for more information.