LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Report released (SA)

COTA SA & South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA), July 2018

The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project commenced in April 2017 as a 12-month
joint project between COTA SA and the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA). The main aim of the project was to engage with older people from South Australia’s LGBTIQ communities to find out what matters most to them as they age to better inform policy and create a groundswell for change to the policies that impact on the lives of older LGBTIQ people.

The project also celebrated the lives and contributions of older LGBTIQ people. Their
stories and lived experiences have the power to promote a greater understanding
of a unique set of issues, but also the power to create changes that will support and
enhance the lives of South Australia’s older LGBTIQ population.

This report makes a number of recommendations that can and will make a significant difference to the lives of older LGBTIQ South Australians, and must be addressed by all levels of government and the ageing and aged care sector.

 

 

 

The Threat is Always There: Radio Adelaide documentary on sex work in SA

Radio Adelaide, April 2016

In this oral history documentary, produced by Judith Peppard, South Australian sex workers and their advocates describe how they organised politically to work for law reform and put in place measures to keep workers safe during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Sex workers talk about how living in a criminalised environment affects their work and lives.

The Threat is Always There features interviews with the three women who managed the work of SIN, from 1998 to the present, and the spirited Sylvia, who explains why she set up PASA in 1986. The documentary also draws on archival materials, including documents from the SIN library, Hansard debates, court records and interviews from the archives of the State Library of South Australia.

Listen to podcast here