Ms Gai Lemon B.Ed; M.A
Director, Healthy Communities Programs, QuAC | Queensland Director, Board of the National LGBTI Health Alliance
Currently the Director of Healthy Communities Programs with the Queensland AIDS Council, Gai’s career has spanned several domains including women’s health, disability, sexuality education, blood borne viruses, alcohol and other drugs, and compliance/quality control.
Gai has an extensive history as an activist on behalf of the LGBT communities in Queensland, holding the offices of President (Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association), Lesbian Co-Convenor (Queensland Association for Gay and Lesbian Rights), Coordinator (Queer Radio and Dykes on Mikes, 4ZZZ Community Radio) and other volunteer roles including the Lesbian and Gay Pride Association, contributor to Queensland Pride magazine, collective member for the Queensland Lesbian Conference and Festival, and facilitator of a range of groups addressing the needs of the Lesbian, Gay and Trans communities in particular. Gai has held the position of Queensland Director on the Board of the National LGBTI Health Alliance since 2014.
She has authored a diverse range of health and education related publications and articles, written training manuals for service providers working with marginalised communities including transgender people, women with disabilities, Indigenous injecting drug users, young injecting drug users and illicit substance users in general, and assisted a specialist community service RTO to devise accredited material for Mental Health, Aged Care, and Community Services Management.
Along with significant experience in qualitative research, her particular interests lie in addressing social inequalities through creative education and community engagement.