Lesbians Incorporated provides financial backing to lesbians and lesbian-friendly groups in Australia through our community grants scheme. All grant applications are closed for 2019. We will be announcing the recipients of out second round of grants in November. While the current submissions are being reviewed by our committee we will continue to share stories of our past grant recipients and their success stories through our weekly Recipient Spotlight.
This week our spotlight shines on IndigiLez a LInc grant recipient in round two of 2018.
IndigiLez provides a culturally safe, friendly environment by encouraging & fostering women to speak their hopes & dreams, while developing values of leadership, respect, health & wellbeing. Indigilez continues to form and maintain positive partnerships to unite and embrace our multicultural LGBTI community.
IndigiLez Leadership and Support Group was founded in 2008 by Rebecca Johnson and Tanya Quakawoot formed. Both women are passionate advocates for improving the lives of Indigenous lesbians and same sex attracted women. The women’s personal experiences of growing up in their respective small country communities in the Wide Bay-Burnett and Central Queensland areas have encouraged them to make a difference in the Indigenous community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. As young adults Rebecca and Tanya encountered extremely challenging obstacles because of their identity. Aboriginal, women and lesbian.
The founders of IndigiLez are dedicated to providing support to their community and volunteer their own time and funds to support the women where possible. Forming positive partnerships with other LGBTI community organisations and various community groups who are willing and able to support Indigilez women.