‘I thought if you and other made it, I can make it too.‘
Queer Sisterhood Project is a peer-run support and advocacy group aimed to provide a space of community and belonging to queer refugee women.
The group is open to all women (based on the self-identification) who are identifying as queer(homosexual, bisexual, lesbian, same-sex attracted, pansexual) and have sought asylum in Australia because of the persecution on the grounds of gender or sexuality. Women on different stages of the protection visa application, including those who were refugees in the past and are citizens now, are welcome.
Being Queer and Refugee Cartoon
This project has been funded by the Channel Diverse Storytelling Grant. The cartoon discusses the experiences of being queer and refugee taking about navigating the life in Australia as a queer refugee woman. The cartoon has been co-designed with queer women who are part of the project.
This project privileges and foregrounds the lived experience of queer refugee women. It’s unique as we share what we think is an effective support and vital as it tells the world that we exist. This is one of the first projects in Australia of such nature.
Being Queer and Refugee Brochure
This project has been funded by the Lesbian Inc Grant. It is an informational resource aimed at service providers to better understand the experiences of queer refugee women and ensure appropriate service provision. It provides 30 useful tips for service providers to make sure that their service provision is inclusive.
You can download the web version and the print version with crop and bleed here. You can print your own copy, however you may not change the content of the brochure. See the copyright instructions on the page 2 of the brochure.