The faces and ethos behind INCLUDED.
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In 2020 a group of passionate salvationists from across the
world came together, creating a space to facilitate conversations around LGBTQI+
matters within the Salvation Army. We believe that movement towards inclusion
is crucial to The Salvation Army and its mission, as we seek to educate,
facilitate conversations, and raise the voices of those who represent the
rainbow community within the Salvation Army. The INCLUDED team consists of
people who are themselves LGBTQI+, as well as sexuality and gender affirming
allies who desire to further these goals.
The INCLUDED team facilitates the annual INCLUDED webinars, publish podcasts and resources, conducts interviews, and hosts stand-alone webinars to help the Salvation Army community connect, and provide a space for conversation to happen.
The INCLUDED team is listed here as a matter of transparency and inspiration. This is done not to place them on a pedestal or proclaim them to be leaders, but to humbly introduce them that you might know who they are.
Our team consists of both LGBTQI+ individuals and allies:
As a cisgender, straight, Australian immigrant (I grew up in
the UK) I feel incredibly privileged to work alongside the LGBTQI+ community. I
have been an Officer within The Salvation Army since 2007, serving in Corps,
social, chaplaincy, DHQ and other appointments.
I joined the INCLUDED team in 2021 after founding Rainbow Wear, and also taking on responsibility for the INCLUDED website. On a local level I help cultivate LGBTQI+ inclusion within Salvation Army social mission ventures, including our growing involvement in the Midsumma Pride March.
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