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Research Projects

BlaQ recognises the importance of building an evidence base regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB peoples.

  • BlaQ’s policy and research work aims to ensure our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB community are supported, encouraged and empowered.


  • BlaQ works with community, academia, government and non-government organisations to produce policy and research projects and to help inform policies, programs and practices that support outcomes for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB


  • BlaQ is also open to collaborating with organisations to ensure the voices of our community are represented in research impacting mob.


If you want to collaborate with BlaQ, please get in touch with us at

Current Projects

NSW Digital Inclusion Project


BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation and NSW Department of Customer Services is currently working together to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to information and services enabling participation in informed decision-making regarding their own lives.

Target 17 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap commits the government to ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have equal levels of digital inclusion by 2026.

For more information about this project, please see


This project aims to pilot approaches to build community acceptance, awareness and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+SB people at risk of sexual violence. BlaQ will engage with local LGBTQ+SB people through yarning circles to determine community priorities for future development of sexual violence prevention approaches for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Consultations will be held through a series of yarning circles and workshops in the east coast of Australia, including in QLD, NSW and VIC. BlaQ will develop training, resources and tools that will raise awareness of sexual violence prevention and create a model and framework that can be used in other Aboriginal community settings. This is a 2-year project and will run until mid‑2025

St Vincents Health Network

Past Projects


This NSW project aims to provide a better understanding of the social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+SB young people, and to work with services to develop appropriate supports. Through a roadmap, the project provides guidance to services, communities, and all governments on how to best support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+SB young people. The project was led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ researchers, Aboriginal researchers, and LGBTQA+ researchers. BlaQ worked in partnership with ACON and Western Sydney University in supporting this project


BlaQ has collaborated with the UTS Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, and ACON Pride and Diversity on the LGBTQ+ Mob in the Workplace Research Project. This first face-to-face yarn’ circle was to better understand the barriers, opportunities and experiences of our Australian First Nations’ queer and trans mob, sistergirls and brotherboys peoples in navigating the workforces. 

If you’re interested in getting involved in any of our projects please get in contact with us.




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.