28 February 2024

Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community

Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community

Mardi Gras celebrations have expanded across Sydney this February, with the main parade happening this weekend.

This year’s theme is Our Future, beckoning all to participate, influence, and champion LGBTQIA+ causes. It acknowledges the past but encourages us to envision what comes next.

Our Future ties in with the children and families that we work with, particularly those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Children are such an important part of our communities, now and into the future.

Mardi Gras is an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and serves as a reminder to ensure we have the skills and knowledge to work with rainbow families in a safe and connected way.

See the following resources that may be useful to you or the families you work with:

Inclusive communication with LGBTQIA+ clients

How to be an LGBTQIA+ Ally

What to do when your child comes out

LGBTQIA+ Glossary of common terms

How to celebrate and support your LGBTQIA+ child