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Vision for SA Pride 2030

South Australia has a proud history of being a champion at the forefront of LGBTIQA+ rights, as the first State to decriminalise homosexuality in 1975.

But in recent years we’ve slipped behind, being the last State to abolish the outdated gay panic defence.

We want to reinstate the pride of South Australia by creating a healthy, safety and inclusive community for LGBTIQA+ South Australians.

We surveyed 623 LGBTIQA+ South Australians and their allies in partnership with our friends at Equality Australia to develop our communities Vision for SA Pride 2030. The results are a unified vision of LGBTIQA+ inclusion and equality for South Australia.

We’re a community of South Australians working to advocate, inform and educate for a LGBTIQA+ inclusive, healthy and safe South Australia.

 

At the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA), we’re working to:

  • advocate for decision-makers to make changes to improve LGBTIQA+ health and rights
  • create spaces and opportunities for LGBTIQA+ communities to discuss issues that matter to us
  • educate the broader South Australian community about the importance of LGBTIQA+ health and rights.

 

Latest news

Submission re: SALHN Community Engagement Strategy

27 November 2021
Read our submission on the SALHN Community Engagement Strategy 2021-2024 Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) recently sought community input on their Community Engagement Strategy 2021-2024. SARAA made a submission outlining how SALHN can engage with LGBTIQA+ people to reach…

Vision for SA Pride 2030

20 November 2021
South Australia has a proud history of being a champion at the forefront of LGBTIQA+ rights, as the first State to decriminalise homosexuality in 1975. But in recent years we’ve slipped behind, being the last State to abolish the outdated…

SA Parliament passes stronger hate crimes laws

18 November 2021
In 2020, during the push to abolish the outdated ‘gay panic’ defence, 38,292 people signed our petition with Equality Australia calling for stronger protections against hate crimes for all marginalised South Australians. We called on our leaders to bring in…

Join us at Trans Day of Remembrance

13 November 2021
This week from 13-19 November is Transgender Awareness Week, a time where we celebrate the incredible trans and gender diverse humans in our lives and commit to being the best trans allies we can be. To celebrate, we’re joining forces…

MEDIA: SA Tertiary Institutions are not accommodating trans students

11 November 2021
Big thanks to CityMag for their recent feature article highlighting misnaming and misgendering of our trans young people by tertiary education institutions. SARAA’s Policy & Project Officer Kelly Vincent said: Read the article here We get contacted by people who were…

Announcing our Ian Purcell Oration 2021

2 November 2021
The countdown is on until our Ian Purcell Oration 2021! BOOK TICKETS Day Hour Minute Second Each year as part of the annual Feast Festival, the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA) hosts the Ian Purcell Oration to commemorate LGBTIQA+…

We’re now a registered charity!

31 October 2021
Here at SARAA, we’re committed to practicing good governance so you’ve got trust and confidence in our ability to advocate for a LGBTIQA+ inclusive, healthy and safe South Australia. That’s why we’re excited to announce we’ve registered as a charity…

LETTER: LGBTIQA+ inclusion in the South Australian Public Sector

26 October 2021
Joint letter by Read our letter here In 2021, our LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group made a number of recommendations related to LGBTIQA+ inclusion in the workplace. They shared both positive experiences of inclusion, for example employers using correct pronouns and…

SA Public Transport Diversity and Inclusion Framework (2021-2026)

22 October 2021
In October 2021 the Department for Infrastructure and Transport released the South Australian Public Transport Diversity and Inclusion Framework (2021-2026) for public consultation. We were deeply disappointed to see the Framework makes little to no meaningful mention of the needs of LGBTIQA+ South Australians,…

MEDIA STATEMENT – Homophobic graffiti on Rainbow Walk Adelaide

8 October 2021
The South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA) notes with sadness the blatantly queerphobic graffiti spray painted on Adelaide’s Rainbow Walk at some point last night, in which the rainbow pavement was spray-painted with the word ‘REPENT’. But SARAA’s Policy and…

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