The South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA) was founded in 2013. We are a volunteer organisation with only one paid staff member. We are a group of passionate advocates for the rights of LGBTIQ+ people, and have a wide range of lived experience of queerness, gender, and background.
At SARAA, we believe that including LGBTIQ+ people in society and protecting our rights benefits everyone because it keeps people safe, healthy, and free to be themselves. We play our part by:
- running a Community Advisory Group of LGBTIQ+ people to tell the government what the LGBTIQ+ community needs and track the government’s progress
- working with other advocacy bodies and lobbying Members of Parliament to improve laws and services
- putting on events so that LGBTIQ+ people can network together and learn from each other.
Our values are:
We acknowledge that even though we are all LGBTIQ+, we are also diverse in so many other ways. We embrace this diversity for it makes us stronger.
We strive to be inclusive of all parts of the LGBTIQ+ communities, listening to the voices and views of all of us.
We believe that all people are worthy of respect and dignity. We aim to be respectful in our conduct at all times.
We recognise that there are groups in our society that are privileged and others that are marginalised. We seek equitable outcomes for all LGBTIQ+ people in society.
We stand up for those who too often are invisible. We listen to those who have been silenced.
For examples of our work, visit the Our Work and News page