Better Together Conference
We are excited to announce that our 3rd National LGBTIQ+ Conference - Better Together 2020, will be held in Melbourne at Williamstown Town Hall on 10-11 January 2020. And for the first time the Trans & Gender Diverse Caucus will be held for a full day on 9th January 2020.
In order to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia we need to have a platform to share our ideas and experiences and ask the hard questions. We achieve this through a national conference we call Better Together.
Better Together is a space for our voices to be heard. It is an opportunity to establish meaningful connections so we can work collaboratively to cultivate positive change.
The conference aims to explore current issues facing the LGBTIQ+ movement, bringing together voices from indigenous communities, people with a disability, the Deaf community, as well as multicultural and multi-faith communities.
Our goal is to create a truly intersectional discussion about achieving social and cultural change to create a fairer, more equal and more just Australia.
Since our inaugural conference in 2018, Better Together has been attended by over 1,000 people from around Australia as well delegates from the US, UK, Canada, Sweden and the Philippines.
An important feature of our conference is the gathering of each sector in our community to discuss the issues that matter to them. At Better Together 2020, we will be running a caucus for each of the following groups: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Indigenous, Disability, Deaf, QPOC; and a first for 2020 - Allies and Rainbow Families.
The Trans & Gender Diverse Caucus will be held on a separate day on 9 January in the Melbourne CBD. Registration for this event will be announced once the venue is confirmed.