Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca is a Gooreng Gooreng woman, and connected to the Tarlibelang Bunda people. Bec has over 20 years in working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Sister Girl, Brother Boy and LGBTIQ Communities in local, state and national. She is a member of Tekwabi Giz (meaning all of us connected), a national collaboration of people and organizations from Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander descent who are working with LGBTIQ Sister Girl and Brother Boy people and communities across Australia.  She is the co-founder of IndigiLez Women’s Leadership & Support Group, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Same Attracted and Bisexual women. Bec is passionate about Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ Sister Girl and Brother Boy communities. She is the recipient of the Queensland State Pride Award and the Australian LGBTIQ Established Professional award for her work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ communities. Rebecca advocates for the development meaningful partnerships that recognize cultural responsibilities and cultural protocols. Bringing experience and knowledge in the National Suicide Prevention Trial through her work on the LGBTIQ, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander implementation teams. She has been instrumental in leading grass roots LGBTIQ Sister girl and Brother boy community groups Gar’ban’djee’lum and IndigiLez leading the Suicide Prevention campaigns for whole of community in the Brisbane North Trial. Across sectors, Bec also is a working group member of the Suicide Prevention Health Taskforce.