Marching for pride at Midsumma (24 January)

Today on Brainwaves, the team talks to Charlie & Arthur on Wellways Australia’s work to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ+) and other sexuality and gender diverse people. 

Arthur has been part of Wellways Well Said community education program for 7 years where he shares his experiences of mental health issues and being a member of the LGBTIQ+ community.  He is also of a member of Wellways Well Proud network of LGBTIQ+ staff, consumers, carers, volunteer and allies and recently joined the Out Together project. Since 2010 Charlie has been a Wellways  participant, community educator, NDIS Support Worker, and Peer Worker and trainer in Tasmania. Charlie’s current role is LGBTIQ peer project manager, he is leading Wellways Out Together Project. 

For more information on Well Proud, read here. You can also find information on Out Together on the Wellways’ website here, or contact Charlie directly on 0438 421 471 or canderson@wellways.org.

Brainwaves – 24 February – Organisation Intersex International Australia

Morgan Carpenter, activist and researcher from Organisation Intersex International Australia comes on the show to talk about OII Australia and the intersex community. Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. Morgan discusses stigma, mental health and supports available for intersex individuals.

Panel Operator: Rose
Interviewer: Rose & Kathleen

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