Investigators: Bep Uink (Telethon Kids Institute, Perth), Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Murdoch University), Ngaire Pigram (Telethon Kids Institute, Broome), Shakara Liddelow-Hunt (Telethon Kids Institute, Perth), Ashleigh Lin (Telethon Kids Institute, Perth), Yael Perry (Telethon Kids Institute, Perth), Braden Hill (ECU)
Rainbow Knowledge: Broome & Kununurra is a First Nations led research project that aims to explore the perspectives, social emotional wellbeing (SEWB) and mental health experiences of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Asexual (LGBTQA+) or other sexually and/or gender diverse identifying young people living in the Broome and Kununurra.
The Rainbow Knowledge: Broome and Kununurra project arose out of the Walkern Katatdjin: Rainbow Knowledge project and community report which looked at the social wellbeing of LGBTQA+ Aboriginal young people living in Perth only. Some of the participants were from the Kimberley but living away from home and noted there was a need to facilitate the project in the Kimberley too. The Rainbow Knowledge: Broome & Kununurra Project Advisory Group and Community Research Assistant provide the researchers with area-based support and knowledge of the First Nations LGBTQA+ community experience and with the help of specific Aboriginal health services, we have begun recruitment for Broome and Kununurra.
We are currently recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people living in Broome and Kununurra to take part in an interview and/or focus group. Please contact the team to participate. You can take part in an interview/focus group if you are:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and
- LGBTQA+ and
- 14-29 years old and
- Living in Broome or Kununurra
For more information about the project, get in contact with Ngaire Pigram at Rainbow.Knowledge@telethonkids.org.au or (08) 6319 1229, or contact our Perth team on (08) 6319 1062.
External Collaborators: Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS), Edith Cowan University and Broome Pride
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