With staggering rates of homelessness, poverty, discrimination and violence, 2SLGBTQ+ communities are in a constant state of crisis and struggling to survive. After decades of government neglect, intentional discrimination and chronic underfunding, our communities have demonstrated their incredible resilience through our singular commitment to keeping ourselves, our friends and our families alive.
With an election on the horizon, it’s time to move beyond platitudes and embrace a fundamental commitment to justice, health, safety and liberation for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. It’s time for our federal government, political parties, candidates and elected officials to put 2SLGBTQ+ issues on the federal agenda. No more piecemeal commitments. No more symbolic gestures. No more delays. We have the capacity to deliver real change for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We can end the violence, protect human rights, and can create a world wherein all 2SLGBTQ+ people survive and thrive.
We are calling on all federal political parties, party leaders and candidates to commit to substantive policy change and significant funding to deliver change for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We are calling on all federal political parties to raise the bar on 2SLGBTQ+ issues during and beyond Election 2021.
In this publication, we have outlined key activities we believe must inform federal and political party leadership on 2SLGBTQ+ issues, alongside 8 key policy proposals that we believe political parties should commit to for Election 2021.