Producer/Audio Engineer: Dallas Rogers

Following a referendum in May same-sex marriage will soon to be legal in Ireland. There are calls in Australia to follow suit, and to recognise same-sex marriage.

Many see the legalisation of same-sex marriage as a symbolic victory. But legalising same-sex marriage could have far more important practical effects. Dallas speaks with Scott McKinnon about the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities during a natural disaster event.

When a natural disaster strikes the impact varies significantly across different social groups. LGBTI communities are poorly accounted for in disaster management policy and practice.

Legal recognition could help emergency services, policy-makers and aid agencies better respond to LGBTI populations.

FEATURED
Dr Scott McKinnon – Research Fellow on an Australian Research Council funded project investigating the experiences of LGBTI people in natural disasters.

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