Our vision is a world that values and affirms all LGBTIQ+ people as full citizens.
The Equality Project is a health promotion charity. Our primary activity is to:
advance the health and social welfare of LGBTIQ+ Australians;
advance the education and training of LGBTIQ+ community advocates and leaders;
and promote cooperation, participation and mutual respect between LGBTIQ+ individuals and communities in Australia.
We will create a space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people and organisations to work together, build bridges, and speak with a common voice, through a national conference we call Better Together.
Our conference will be Indigenous and feminist in its approach, welcoming the voices of multicultural and faith groups, people with disabilities, the Deaf community, and people of all ages, genders, sexualities, geographical locations and family formations.
We will cultivate social and cultural change by creating a training program, the Better Together Training Academy, that will foster the training of a new generation of LGBTIQ+ advocates, change-makers and leaders.
We will operate within a culture of care, recognising that our diversity is our strength by ensuring we nurture one another and promote healing through our processes.
We will actively work to bring together the many communities within the LGBTIQ+ space, share knowledge and resources and build productive relationships.
We will treat every person with respect and acknowledge their story and their voice.
We will act always with honour to earn the respect of our communities, to whom we will be fully accountable.
We will bring to our activities the passion and courage that has been a hallmark of our LGBTIQ+ history, acting with resolve to achieve meaningful social change.
We will celebrate the magnificent cultural and political contribution of our movement, the achievements of those who have gone before, and the energy, spirit and enthusiasm of LGBTIQ+ pride.
We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of the Kulin Nation, this land that we meet and work on. We wish to pay respect to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.