The Way Forward provides an overview of the considerable work the South Australian Government has undertaken in recent years to further support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community and create inclusive strategies and approaches within Government agencies. Uniting Communities thanks the State Government for their continued focus on the needs of the LGBTIQ community and the engagement that has occurred through conducting the Rainbow Survey and hosting several community consultation events since the 2012 LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy was implemented.
Despite this, the goal of LGBTIQ inclusion and equality is an ongoing process of continued development. This submission outlines several recommendations that Uniting Communities (and in particular Bfriend due to their direct work with the LGBTIQ community) believes are important to progress the inclusion and equality of the LGBTIQ community.