The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI Network seeks to support and raise awareness of Indigenous perspectives within the Canberra LGBTQI community.
Launched in 2017 by Will Cooper, The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI Networks mission is to help raise awareness for all people and organisations that should be providing more support for indigenous people.”
Taking a deep breath and exhaling slowly, Will Cooper was overcome with emotion.
“We were all gathered around the kitchen and I just started crying when the vote showed Australia said YES. My reaction surprised everyone, even myself, I just wasn’t expecting to explode,” he exclaimed.
Feelings of pride and acceptance finally consumed Cooper, after months of having to endure what he described as a “dehumanising” survey process.
“I feel like in a way now we are all united with the Australian community and that there’s definitely been a positive impact from an interesting survey process.”