Social Inclusion and Exclusion for First Nations LGBTIQ+ People in Australia

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2803

Editorial | Open Access

Social Inclusion and Exclusion for First Nations LGBTIQ+ People in Australia


  • Karen Soldatic Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Corrinne Sullivan School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Linda Briskman School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • John Leha BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation, Australia
  • William Trewlynn BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation, Australia
  • Kim Spurway Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia


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Abstract:  This thematic issue of Social Inclusion highlights the connections between First Nations LGBTIQ+ people’s intersecting identities and inclusionary and exclusionary process in settler-colonial Australia. In this editorial, we briefly introduce key concepts and summarise the different contributions in the issue, providing some general conclusions and guidance on a possible future research agenda.

Keywords:  Aboriginal; First Nations; Indigenous; LGBTIQ+; social inclusion; social exclusion; Torres Strait Islander; wellbeing

Published:   15 April 2021


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v9i2.4280


© Karen Soldatic, Corrinne Sullivan, Linda Briskman, John Leha, William Trewlynn, Kim Spurway. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction of the work without further permission provided the original author(s) and source are credited.