Working It Out Team News
After some anguish, and only a short time with us, Alex Huntir has left Working It Out to pursue a new study opportunity in Sydney. Alex, who has a particular interest in bridge-building between faith and LGBTI communities, said “I’m ambitious for the work to be done here in Tasmania and believe my study will help greatly in my future efforts”. We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him back in Tasmania in the future.
We are delighted to announce that Lucinda Shannon is joining the WIO Team. Lucinda will be largely based in the North but will also work with people and organisations from the Burnie Office.
“I am excited to work for WIO because I want to live in a Tasmania that has space for everyone. Safe and healthy communities are ones that are diverse and celebrate their diversity. By working with WIO I hope to make a positive change in the way people understand LGBTIQ people and their families.
My experiences in LGBTIQ activism and organising, and my work in the community sector means I bring a deep understanding of the particular issues faced by the LGBTIQ people and their families. My work in training and as a spoken word artist give me skills in organising, public speaking, communicating and education.”
Lucinda will be in the Southern Office for her first 2 weeks and from Wednesday 3rd September will be available in the North on Wednesday to Friday on 0438 346122.
Welcome to Working It Out Inc
WIO is a unique organisation in Australia providing a specialist service to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people and their families across Tasmania. We are proud of our reputation as an inclusive, community driven organisation respected by our members and other key stakeholders. WIO has the capacity, resources and desire to achieve our strategic goals. WIO has played a key role in identifying the nexus between suicide prevention and the importance of embracing diversity. WIO provides services designed to meet the needs of people negotiating their gender, sexuality and or intersex status through:
Individual counselling and/or support;
Student education and support in schools;
Training in workplaces;
Policy development with government agencies;
Partnership projects with mainstream services; and
Partnership projects with LGBTI organisations.
WIO is valued for its commitment to engage with individuals, and their families and friends, as well as service providers, educational institutions and employers in an empathetic way. WIO understands its target group, and LGBTI communities more widely and is inclusive of all 5 communities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex. WIO reflects a sophisticated understanding of LGBTI community members’ culture, experiences and needs.
Tasmania's specialist service for sexuality, gender and intersex status support and education, recognised for our experience and expertise.
To build individual resilience, community capacity and a more just society.
Supporting Working It Out
You can support the organisation by becoming a member, nominating to sit on the Committee of Managament or donating to the organisation. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.