Welcome. This is a space intended to provide ethnic LGBT+ people with the resources to help them navigate the specific challenges they may face in coming out to their families and to provide them with a supportive ethnic LGBT+ network. Together, let’s share our stories.
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Stories by our community
Fearlessness – what does it mean to you?
The theme of Sydney's 2019 Mardi Gras is FEARLESSNESS. I was curious as to what this word meant for Ethnic LGBTIQA+ people. Personally, fear has played a large part in my narrative. It was fear that kept me in the closet for so long. Fear that caused my parent's to...
Vyvyen Wong – Cairns LGBTIQ+ Pioneer – My Story
It was a bright, sunny morning along a tropical Queensland Road as I drove from Babinda Boulders to James Cook University Campus in Cairns. Passing the sugar cane trains with their little trolleys full of sugar cane mulch, the ocean to my right and the Great Dividing...
What happens when you don’t see yourself in the law
On Jan 22, 2019, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Attorney-General's (AG) Department in Canberra on what my experiences have been as a queer South African Indian Australian woman social entrepreneur. I wanted to really highlight to the Department the dangers...
The Human Dignity Festival 2018 – Hong Kong
Ethnic LGBT+ is proud to be a primary supporter and co-convenor of the Human Dignity Festival 2018. From the 16th - 22nd of November Planet Ally, Ethnic LGBT+ and the Social Good Outpost are bringing together 7 phenomenal human rights leaders and activists from around...
Living, loving, diversity conference in Melbourne aimed for Ethnic LGBTIQ communities
Melbourne | September 21-23 | 2018 Australia's GLBTIQ Multicultural Committee (AGMC) are hosting their national conference centred on all things Ethnic LGBTIQ related, early bird registration closes this month (August) and the line up of Michael Ebeid, Roj Amedi,...
The marriage equality postal vote explained to Chinese communities
Please share and continue talking about the importance of equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability etc.
We believe stories save lives. Ethnic LGBT+ is intended to be a safe place for the stories of the culturally and linguistically (CALD) LGBTIQA+ community.
It aims to provide support through storytelling, a collection of academic literature in this space and links to support services and mentoring. Contact us for more information.
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You can share any aspect of your life that you feel comfortable to do so.
Others share with us their stories of coming out. Some share moments of triumph, others moments of pain. We ask that you share only what you feel comfortable with.
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