International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+* people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination. IDAHOBIT affirms the strength, resilience, and contributions of LGBTQIA+ people and their families, allies, and supporters.
At Juno, we are proud of the diversity of our service users, staff and wider community. We welcome all women (trans and cis), non-binary and gender diverse people and believe self-definition is at the discretion of the individual. We are committed to becoming an Intersex, Trans, and Gender Diverse friendly service.
At Juno, intersectional and feminist frameworks and trauma-informed care underpin our work supporting people experiencing homelessness and family violence. We acknowledge that LGBTQIA+ people are more likely to experience homelessness and family violence than the general population and that homophobia and transphobia put them at greater risk and compound violence and instability. We understand that the impacts of stigma and discrimination create complex pathways and barriers for LGBTQIA+ people within the homelessness system, requiring initiatives that consider intersectionality.
At Juno, we aim to create an inclusive, respectful, and safe environment for all service users, staff, and other stakeholders. We proudly work with women and gender diverse people to support them in achieving their goals; gaining access to safe, affordable housing, and living free from violence.
Juno acknowledges the LGBTQIA+ groups around the world who are marginalised, excluded and at times criminalised. We pay respect to First Nation’s communities who have always celebrated gender diversity. Juno also recognises the pivotal role of fearless advocates across the world, especially Black trans women, in securing rights for the LGBTQIA+ community.
* LGBTQIA + – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual