To mark their 13 year relationship with Sydney Mardi Gras, ANZ commissioned research on inclusion across Australia.
Despite the fabulousness oozing through the city at the moment, about half a million (1 in 4) in the LGBTIQ+ community are said to still not be comfortable being their true selves and discussing their sexuality and gender identity with their loved ones or friends. In a sense, the measurable success post equality was of course the ‘permission’ or ‘validation’ to marry, but for too long, many charities, support programs, learning resources relied so heavily on mythical estimations to justify funding tenders. With the inclusion into the recent ABS census, we now have a definitive number and data on same-sex married couples. More and more, as it moves into the ‘you’re ok’ and ‘not so controversial’ pile, the scope of research widens and becomes more sophisticated to better quantify issues, information and needs that were impossible 13 years ago.