Who we are

Who are we?

The South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA) is a not-for-profit volunteer-based peer-led community organisation, founded in 2013. 

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. 

 

What’s our vision and purpose?

Our vision is health and rights for LGBTIQ+ people.

Our purpose is working together to advocate, inform and educate for a LGBTIQ+ inclusive and safe South Australia.

 

What do we do?

At SARAA we:

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

You can read more about what we're doing in the next 3 years in our Strategic plan.

 

Our values 

Justice We believe in fairness and the rights of all people to love, work and live free from discrimination.

Diversity 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.

Inclusion We strive to be inclusive of all parts of LGBTIQ+ communities, listening to the voices and views of all of us.

Respect We believe that all people are worthy of respect and dignity. We aim to be respectful in our conduct at all times.

Equity 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.

Visibility We stand up for those who too often are invisible. We listen to those who have been silenced.

 

Our governance 

SARAA is governed by a volunteer Board of passionate LGBTIQ+ advocates.

You can read more about SARAA’s governance in our Constitution.

 

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