GRAI - GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc


Welcome to the GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) website.

We are a Western Australian community-based group with a mission to create a responsive and inclusive mature age environment that promotes and supports a quality life for older and ageing people of diverse sexualities and gender identities.

We are a voluntary group that works actively in the policy and political environment and we would welcome your support and involvement.

As with any organisation, we value feedback from anyone who visits our site so please check back here often for the latest in GLBTI retirement news and let us know if there’s something you want to see us include on our site.

 “The future belongs to truth, science and rationality rather than to dogma, hatred, and ignorance".

The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC, CMG

An excerpt from Justice Kirby’s opening address at the Inaugural GRAI Public Forum – held on Tuesday 25 October 2005.

Sexuality, gender and elder abuse workshop

August 5th, 2014 Comments off

Sexuality, gender and elder abuse:

A workshop exploring rights and practical strategies for aged care service providers

Please note the address for the workshop has changed.

Tues 2 September 2014
54 Bickley Cres (cnr Pether Rd), Manning

8.45am Registration; 9am to 3.00pm

For more information, see the flier here.

Registration (includes morning tea and lunch):

Update: A sundowner has been organised with Dr Catherine Barrett on Thursday 4th Sept, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Perth. See here for more information. All are welcome.

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GLBTI Aged Care Training – Enrol Now for the First Course

June 3rd, 2014 Comments off

GRAI invites all interested parties to enrol now for the first course of it’s GLBTI Aged Care Training Programme: “RIGHT TO BELONG: GLBTI People and Aged Care”.

This free, essential and relevant one day training for all workers in the aged care sector will help promote a better understanding of the needs of GLBTI people and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

Course date: Thursday 12 June 2014
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Pilbara Room, Alexander State Library, Perth

Morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch provided.

Contact Dr Susan Harwood to enrol.

More information in the flier attached here.

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LAUNCH of GRAI’s new training project

April 23rd, 2014 Comments off

You are warmly invited to celebrate the LAUNCH of GRAI’s new training project:

RIGHT TO BELONG: LGBTI* People & Aged Care

Tuesday 6 May 2014 geoff
5.30 -7.30pm (6pm start)
Hotel Northbridge
210 Lake St, Northbridge

Guest Speaker
Dr Gavi Ansara Phd

Celebrate the launch of GRAI’s new training project designed to aid all aged care services develop safe and inclusive services for LGBTI clients. Guest speaker, Dr Gavi Ansara, from National LGBTI Health Alliance, will address a little understood topic, Trans and Intersex ageing. Panellists will discuss the significance of this critical training initiative in a new era of aged care.

This is a free event, but registration is essential
Further information, Project Coordinator:
Light refreshments available

Full Details: Launch Training Project


Details of training: Training Details

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