As an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation, our vision is to achieve a society that nurtures, supports, affirms, and celebrates our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB community whilst promoting safety and inclusion for all.
Person-Centred: To treat people with dignity and respect whilst valuing personal perspectives, morals, beliefs, and preferences, always ensuring our members are free to decide their own journey with BlaQ always ready to provide assistance and options.
Cultural Integrity: At the core of what we do is our culture. Our cultural identity underpins our policies, program methodology and service delivery, not just for the work we do, but also for the organisations engaging with our service and our Community.
Strength-Based: We acknowledge, appreciate, and build upon the strengths and assets of our Community. BlaQ operates with an evidence-based and lived experience model in working to create a culture of continual growth.
NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) – CAPO is a collective of self-determining Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, which provides a strong, independent and coordinated voice to address issues affecting Aboriginal people in NSW. BlaQ works to ensure that the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB people are embedded into Closing the Gap reforms. Read More.
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) Oceania – ILGA is a United Nations (UN) non-government organisation advocating for LGBTI rights at the UN. BlaQ has been elected as the Australian representative of the Oceania region to advocate for the human rights of our community on an international platform.
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future. We acknowledge and pay special respects to our LGBTQ+SB mob. We honour their legacy in everything we do.