Dameyon Bonson winner of this years Dr Yunupingu Award for Human Rights
There is much that needs to be interrogated when it comes to Indigenous suicide. – Dameyon Bonson.
“THE prestigious National Indigenous Human Rights Awards has recognised an LGBTI person and advocacy for the first time, with the founder of national Indigenous LGBTI advocacy and support group Black Rainbow being listed as a finalist.”
“Western Australia’s Kimberley based Dameyon Bonson is of the Northern Territory’s Mangarayi people and also from Maubiag Island in the Torres Strait. He is the founder of the Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation and has become a leading voice on LGBQTI and is dedicated to suicide prevention and improving the social health of his peoples”
Report from the Australian Human Rights Commission (2015)
Chapter 11: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
IndigiLez case study:
“Indigilez is a place where the women find connection. Indigilez provides the safe place for Indigenous women to speak their mind and tell their journey of sexuality and culture. Indigilez empowers and provides leadership to a minority group of women that were once isolated, discriminated against and not treated equal. Indigilez uplifts the spirits and encourages healthy life style choices for today and the future.” – pg. 62.
“He harboured not a bone of racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice in his body”