Inclusive Environments

how do we create space for rainbow people in a world that operates on the assumption that we’re straight and cis until we say we’re not? AND, how do we make sure that our rainbow spaces are inclusive of all people – that we’re not perpetuating racism, ableism, misogyny, or even policing people’s sexualities and genders?

DPSN Team Favourites: Vlog – Change (Anna)

We interviewed Julie Watson to talk to us about the change people go through when entering aged-care facilities, and how she works to change the sector to make it more friendly to the Rainbow Community with Silver Rainbow

DPSN Vlog: Change

This month we interviewed Julie Watson to talk to us about the change people go through when entering aged-care facilities, and how she works to change the sector to make it more friendly to the Rainbow Community with the Silver Rainbow programme.

Speeding bus, blurred motion. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, USA.

Welcome back! It’s Pride month on DPSN

Happy New Year, and welcome back to our blog!  DPSN aims to build and bring together a community of people to engage in conversation about diversity, creativity and social change. In doing so, we hope to both achieve changes in attitudes about diversity, acceptance and inclusion as well as foster a leadership approach to social…

Do rainbows make a difference?

Unless you’ve been tucked away under a rock somewhere, you likely would have seen the recent news that the US Supreme Court has ruled all 50 states in the nation must carry out and recognise marriages between people of the same sex.  This makes the US the 21st country or territory in the world to…

Rainbow hearts in shape of Olympics logo

The Furore over Rainbows in Sochi

During the lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, there was a lot of community, media and social media chatter about how overtly anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*) the Russian government is. It all began in 2013, when “President Vladimir Putin signed a law at the end of June prohibiting…