Hopefully, there will also eventually be a push for non-Indigenous queer people to look away from moments of US queer history such as Stonewall for their inspiration, and to refocus their attention on the local struggles experienced by Indigenous queers themselves.
Conference draft here.
Since Anwernekenhe 1, the voices of people living with HIV, gay men and sistergirls have guided our journey. The ANA acknowledges the central and ongoing role that people living with HIV, gay men and sistergirls and Brotherboys play in the response to HIV. The vision of the ANA is ‘Us mob stronger together, working to stop HIV for our people and our country’.
“Edward John Milera (John Cross) was an Aboriginal man who lived and worked in Alice Springs from 1992 until he ended his own life in 1995. He made significant contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Aboriginal communities of Central Australia, the participation of Aboriginal men in Central Australian gay social life, and the profile of Indigenous Australian queers nationally.”
“Whatever our sexuality or our transgender status, we are part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family.”
Publications include LGBT Sistergirl and Brotherboy inclusion strategies.