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Proud member of the Welcome Here Project!

by Renee Jernigan 22 Dec 2022
Welcome Here Project by ACON proud member ~ Let's Pawty

We're proud to be members of the WELCOME HERE PROJECT! 

You may be wondering, what is it? The Welcome Here Project is a support system and a safe place for the LGBTIQ+ community throughout Australia that promotes diversity and a welcoming environment for each member of the community. 

It's the new "Safe Place Project." (Welcome Here)

The project is an initiative of ACON - a health organisation based in New South Wales, creating opportunities for the LGBTIQ+ communities to live their best and healthiest lives.

ACON started the Welcome Here Project in 1992 when there was a huge outbreak of street-based violence that targeted the LGBTIQ+ communities.

Who are the members of the LGBTIQ+ community?

Who are the members of the LGBTIQ+ community

The LGBTIQ+ community stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer. Making up around 11% of the entire Australian population, they're considered to be the priority for suicide in the country as a result of discrimination, harassment, prejudice, and abuse.

When ACON started the Welcome Here Project, they wanted it to be a beacon of hope for all the members of the LGBTIQ+ community. Local businesses and establishments who signed up to become a 'Safe Place' member receive a sticker and are encouraged to display it in a public area, or online. This lets everyone know that that particular business welcomes and celebrates the LGBTIQ+ community. 

Criteria for joining the Welcome Here project

If you want to become a member of the project, you need to commit to support these three:

  • Welcome and celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community
  • Create positive change in your local community
  • Celebrate Diversity Days

How to register your business as a member?

You can apply to become a member by going to the Welcome Here website and fill out the registration form

    Become a 'Safe Place' member today! Join us in spreading love, compassion, positivity, and diversity throughout Australia. Let's welcome and celebrate  LGBTIQ+ as a VITAL and IMPORTANT part of our community. \

     

    With Let's Pawty, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! 

    Our newly updated website footer including our WELCOME HERE icon:

    LGBTIQ+ Acknowledgement of country, Positive, Passionate Business Woman-owned business trust badge, women-owned icon.

    ... and just in case you missed Levi's customised rainbow pawty theme in mid 2022, here's a recap - it was a fabulous day celebrating Levi!

     

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