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Quantum Support Services employees took time on 17 May 2022 to recognise the importance of International Day Against LGBTQ+ Discrimination, also known as IDAHOBIT Day.
Quantum Chief Executive Natalie McDonald said it was an important annual event on the organisation’s calendar.
“Since 2017 we have been progressively working towards our Rainbow Tick Accreditation. We are implementing changes to ensure we are embedding inclusivity into everything we do, at every level and in every interaction with clients,” Ms McDonald said.
“We want to be known as being a safe place for the LGBTI+ community. Everyone should be able to access services safely, if and when, they need.
“Everyone deserves to be safe in their community and their lives. It is critically important to us that Quantum is active in this space and assists in creating more inclusion for all our community members.”
Quantum LGBTI Champions Group Chair, and organisational working group representative, Kim Halliday said she was proud Quantum was actively standing up against discrimination towards the LGBTI+ community.
“Today was about Quantum actively participating in ending discrimination, starting conversations and embedding cultural change in the organisation,” Ms Halliday said.
“Our guest speaker, Gaby Kruithof, highlighted the importance of supporting LGBTI+ young people. Those who are supported by their family and loved ones have significantly better outcomes than those who don’t. Gaby spoke about how ‘a life lived in fear is a life half lived’ and encouraged the audience to be active allies.”
For more information on the support services available through Quantum Support Services visit www.quantum.org.au or phone 1800 243 455