This survey is for any LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or gender diverse, intersex, queer, asexual or other) person living with a disability in Victoria. We will use your answers to know how a self-advocacy group will work best and what it would be for.

Self-advocacy groups are groups run by and for people living with a disability. Self-advocacy is important because it gives people with a disability an opportunity to learn how to speak up for themselves, especially when they are treated differently or unjustly.

Self-advocacy is different to other forms of advocacy because it puts people with a disability first. Sometimes people advocate for people with a disability and they do so in a way that really respects that person. Other times, people try to advocate for people with a disability in a way the person with disability does not think is helpful. Sometimes, families or carers need help to support their family members to take risks and have responsibilities in their lives. 

This is why people with a disability say “Nothing about us without us!”

The survey will ask you questions about:

- yourself so that we know the range of people answering

- what you think a self-advocacy group would do for you and for your community

- how, when and where a group would work

We understand disability to be any continuing condition that restricts everyday activities. We believe in empowerment through respectful relationships.

This survey has two parts. The first part is to find out the how best to set up an LGBTIQA+ disability self-advocacy alliance. The second part is about understanding the lived experiences of LGBTIQA+ people with a disability within organisations and the LGBTIQA+ community.

This survey can be completed anonymously. You are welcome to leave questions out if you would prefer not to answer them. Please be as honest as you can and tell us how you really feel.

We estimate that it will take about 20 minutes to complete.

If you agree to complete this survey, please indicate your consent by clicking Yes below.

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