Nexus Primary Health staff demonstrated their support to diverse communities by participating in International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, IDAHOBIT, and Midsumma Pride March events.
IDAHOBIT unites people globally to acknowledge the resilience of LGBTIQ communities and draws attention to the work needed to combat discrimination.
Sex and gender-based discrimination creates environments where people feel unsafe and feel they cannot be their unique selves.
Nexus staff attended Mitchell Shire Council’s IDAHOBIT event with community members and other partners, including Victoria Police and The Bridge.
Together, the organisations brought awareness to the day by raising a rainbow flag.
Staff continued the celebrations at Midsumma Pride March, marching alongside health and council regional partners as part of the Pride in the North group.
Chief executive officer Amanda Mullins said Nexus was committed to being an inclusive organisation that celebrated a diverse community.
“Nexus wants to provide safe, welcoming, and inclusive services for our LGBTIQ community,” she said.
“We are doing this through the Nexus Diversity Committee and their work towards Rainbow Tick accreditation.”
Rainbow Tick accreditation ensures that LGBTIQ inclusive practices are implemented throughout Nexus’ systems, policies, and environments.
Nexus also co-ordinates two LGBTI social groups – Liquorice Allsorts for youth aged 14 to 25, and a group for people aged over 25.
People from the LGBTIQ community who want to become involved in Nexus’ Rainbow Tick process, social groups or have any feedback can call the health and diversity team on 1300 77 33 52.