Indigenous LGBTQI suffering must be addressed, conference hears

The National Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum has been told that more needs to be done to prevent suicide among Indigenous LGBTQI people.

A $20 phone card could make the difference for a homeless Indigenous LGBTQI person who is struggling with their identity.

That’s the message that Black Rainbow founder Dameyon Bonson was given when he sought advice from a social worker about how to help those Indigenous people dealing with their sexuality.

“He said that when we’ve been able to give them $10 or $20 credit on their phone, it’s like their birthday every day,” Mr Bonson said.

“So that’s what we’ve done.”

via SBS