'LGBTIQ’ is a shorthand descriptor of many types of people who are not heterosexual (straight) or ‘cisgender’ (a person whose gender identity matches the gender they were assigned at birth).
OPA desires to be an inclusive organisation2 for those whose identity is LGBTIQ.
Fundamentally, inclusion means two things:
- That OPA does, to the extent to which an organisation can, identify as being ‘a bit bent’; that is, our identity may be straight, LGBTIQ or cisgender.
- That OPA engages its vision, mission, work and obligations mindful of representing to others that it is inclusive.
In valuing our various identities, OPA will create opportunities for its staff and volunteers to enliven and enrich ourselves in our diversity.