The GRAI VisionAdvocacy, dignity, respect.
LGBTI elders should be welcomed and feel safe to be themselves in all environments and with all services.
We are a voluntary group that works to enhance the quality of life for GLBTI (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, intersex) elders, focusing on improving GLBTI awareness in aged care services (both residential and community care). We also aim to promote healthy ageing and social inclusion for older GLBTI people through a range of events and projects.
The GRAI Mission StatementWe put people first.
We advocate for LGBTI elders; rights with governments; provide training in the aged care sector, and collaborate with researchers in order to increase the visibility and understanding of, and respect for GLBTI elders. Our work with the community aims to strengthen social connectivity through peer and intergenerational friendships.
Should you have any questions about our work, GLBTI issues in ageing or to become involved in GRAI please contact us.
feature galleryComing Out Of Covid
Lockdown? I love it – I love my own company – all those books, Foxtel, internet, my movie library…I went shopping yesterday – was sorry at first, took me awhile before I would go out.
Acorn Photo visited some of our fave LGBT elders, capturing these beautiful images along with a variety of iso anecdotes thanks to June Lowe.
GRAI EVENTSAn AGM to remember!
GRAI would like to thank all of the members and friends that made our 2020 AGM such a wonderful success. It was a record turnout and can only lead to even bigger and better things next year. Special thanks to the GRAI board for all their hard work and our very special guest Manuao TeAotonga...
The NewsSee what we’re up to.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL US ….October 13, 2021
GRAI announces resignation of long term GRAI Board member June LoweSeptember 23, 2021
Queer BookClub March Review – LessApril 15, 2021
A Bigger Boot Scooting Barn Dance in 2021 thanks to ANZ Mardi Gras grantNovember 26, 2020
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!GLBTI Training
Having a well-trained workforce to deliver aged care services is essential to achieve LGBTI inclusive practice. GRAI is Western Australia’s specialist agency in LGBTI ageing and aged care, and offers unique expertise and highly skilled trainers to deliver effective programs.