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20,000 and counting: ReachOut.com’s work in supporting LGBTQI young people online across Australia

By: Atari Metcalf, Evaluation Manager – ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation Online youth mental health service ReachOut.com recently launched research that highlights the important role mainstream health services can play in improving LGBTQI young people’s mental health. ReachOut.com, which works across the spectrum of mental health promotion, prevention and early-intervention, has worked with in partnerships with… Continue reading 20,000 and counting: ReachOut.com’s work in supporting LGBTQI young people online across Australia »

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Sex and Gender Diversity Training for Youth Service Providers (Zoe Belle Gender Centre)

By: Zoe Birkinshaw, Youth Project Qorker – Zoe Belle Gender Centre The Zoe Belle Gender Centre Youth Project has continued in it’s second year to bridge the gap between individuals, communities and healthcare providers. The project has continued to provide workshops to service providers, develop strong community partnerships and support amazing local networks across Victoria…. Continue reading Sex and Gender Diversity Training for Youth Service Providers (Zoe Belle Gender Centre) »

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New Horizons for QLife: Innovation through technology and media

By: Ross Jacobs, Qlife Clinical Director Sometimes, finding new audiences for the long standing work of community organisations can be the biggest challenge to reinvigorating services, reaching new clients, and making our work relevant to the modern world. QLife, Australia’s first single-point of entry national counselling project for LGBTI people, is a great example of… Continue reading New Horizons for QLife: Innovation through technology and media »

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Introducing Rebecca Reynolds

Greetings to you all from the National LGBTI Health Alliance office! My name is Rebecca Reynolds, and I recently stepped into the role of Executive Director here at the National LGBTI Health Alliance, which is physically based in Newtown, NSW. I thought that I would take some time to introduce myself to you collectively, and… Continue reading Introducing Rebecca Reynolds »

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Media Release: Health body backs intersex awareness

Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance has given its strong support for Intersex Awareness Day. “The recent inclusion of Intersex people in the Sex Discrimination Act, supported by all parties in the Parliament, was a great achievement”, Mr Talbot said. “This national leadership now needs to be followed through by medical and health professionals, State health departments… Continue reading Media Release: Health body backs intersex awareness »

Conference shines light on Trans* and Intersex Health Issues

WRITTEN BY // Cec Busby The findings from GASP (Geelong Adolescent Sexuality Program) a groundbreaking conference on the health and wellbeing of trans and intersex young people held in Geelong last week have been announced. The conference which partnered with the LGBTI Health Alliance and representatives from the Zoe Belle Gender Centre, Transgender Victoria, Organisation Intersex… Continue reading Conference shines light on Trans* and Intersex Health Issues »

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LGBTI Health 2013

LGBTI Health Alliance identifies key health issues facing LGBTI Australians Click here to download LGBTI Health 2013  LGBTI Health 2013: people, profiles and perspectives, released prior to the 2013 election, summarises the practical ways for the Australian governments to address the health issues facing the LGBTI community in Australia. While there are many issues facing… Continue reading LGBTI Health 2013 »

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Media Release: Family Court improves health care for trans young people

Click here to download a PDF of this media release… Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the recent Family Court decision to allow a 13 year old transgender boy to receive Lucrin, a medication that suppresses the hormones responsible for physical changes during puberty. In the Re: Lucy (Gender Dysphoria) [2013] FamCA 518 decision, the Family… Continue reading Media Release: Family Court improves health care for trans young people »

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Media Release: Medicare Benefits Scheme amended to include intersex and trans people

Click here to download a PDF of this media release Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes changes to the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) that provide more inclusive health care for intersex, trans and gender diverse people as of July 1. The Department of Health and Ageing consulted with the Alliance and several other community organisations prior… Continue reading Media Release: Medicare Benefits Scheme amended to include intersex and trans people »