We are committed to providing services and developing a culture that promotes diversity and embraces the unique skills, experiences, and qualities of all our clients, board members, volunteers and employees. This is an inherent part of our vision for a caring, equitable and inclusive society. We believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect and believe in removing the barriers which exclude some people from participating in their communities.
As an advocacy provider, we have a unique opportunity to support people to speak up about their experiences, identities, backgrounds, beliefs and strengths. We see firsthand the ways that diversity enriches and empowers us all alongside the barriers and discrimination that people continue to face.
We believe that all acts of discrimination, intolerance, abuse, oppression and bigotry must be challenged and cannot be tolerated or ignored.
Providing an open and inclusive service for all people is a major theme of our current strategic plan and we look forward to progressing this. We have also worked to improve our inclusiveness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex individuals through the MindOut! Champions Program, which you can read about here.
We support the members of Transforming Tasmania in pushing for a conscience vote on legislative reforms to allow for full recognition of human rights for LGBTI people in Tasmania. For more information please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TransformingTasmania