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Emergency services don’t always understand that the LGBTIQA+ community has some specialised needs during a disaster. Whether it’s making sure that people only collect gender information when it’s needed, to access to specialised medications or safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ couples.
Deb Parkinson and Liam Leonard are working on training for emergency services to help them understand the community’s needs. The program, GADPod (Gender & Disaster Pod) has a lot of resources about helping the community.

 

About the author: Arion

 

Arion is the Executive Producer of JOY 94.9's The Informer Daily, a national current affairs program. He enjoys storytelling, a good book and hanging out with his dogs.

 

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