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Volunteering for QLife: Why I do it…

QLife provides counselling and referrals to LGBTI people from around Australia. Our service is peer-to-peer and staffed by members from the many populations we support. Currently there are more than 200+ volunteers taking calls and committed to providing unconditional, informed, support to our callers. If you are interested in becoming a QLife volunteer email: ask@qlife.org.au for… Continue reading Volunteering for QLife: Why I do it… »

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Connect Project: Promoting services to LGBTI people living in regional areas

Recognising the unique needs of rural and regional communities, the innovative new Connect Project is developing a network of regional volunteers to represent QLife in their local communities. We know from our data that LGBTI people live in every part of Australia and that 20% of all QLife contacts are from people living in regional areas*. This… Continue reading Connect Project: Promoting services to LGBTI people living in regional areas »

QLife in the Teleweb context

When the QLife Australia project received funding from the Federal Government in 2013, it was a huge vote of confidence for the work of the five volunteer-operated telephone counselling services across the country at that time, that then became the partner sites for QLife. By funding the work of these five ‘Gay and Lesbian Counselling Services’,… Continue reading QLife in the Teleweb context »

QLife: the emerging data story of LGBTI people and populations in Australia.

Data emerging from the QLife project is providing an unprecedented wealth of critical information about the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and populations in Australia. We are beginning to notice thematic trends, demographics, and population needs. Some of this material raises questions about the common stories told about ‘LGBTI’ people: where do they live?… Continue reading QLife: the emerging data story of LGBTI people and populations in Australia. »

Media Release: LGBTI Health Alliance cautions that new Sex and Gender Standard remains problematic

‘The lack of inclusivity in general population data collection reduces data integrity.’ Download as a PDF On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables. The 2016 Standard replaces the 1999 Sex standard. The Standard sets national classification categories used by government and government-funded projects… Continue reading Media Release: LGBTI Health Alliance cautions that new Sex and Gender Standard remains problematic »

Media Release: ‘Alliance disappointed at losing secretariat funding’

Media Release: 4 February 2016 In response to media inquiries last week, the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), confirmed it was not successful in its application for ongoing ‘Peak Health and Advisory Body program’ funding, with Government funds for this activity ceasing from December 2015. The final decision, received from the Department of Health… Continue reading Media Release: ‘Alliance disappointed at losing secretariat funding’ »

Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport

The Genders, Bodies & Relationships Passport at a glance Multipurpose document that presents critical information about a person’s gender/s, body, and relationships in a single location. Developed in collaboration with Alliance Members and populations in response to community requests. Assists with integrating federal anti-discrimination legislation on gender identity and intersex status into people’s everyday practices. Convenient Format: A6… Continue reading Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport »

Call for Applications: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board Advisory Group

The Alliance is forming an ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board Advisory Group’. The purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group is to advise the Board of the Alliance in: identifying and periodically updating Alliance priority policy areas for engagement; augmenting existing Alliance consultation mechanisms by providing information and insights regarding the… Continue reading Call for Applications: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board Advisory Group »

Health in Difference 2015

In their own words: Reports from HiD2015 Scholarship Holders

A major focus of the Health in Difference conferences is inclusive practice. Many of the people who hold important knowledge about our populations and communities have faced multiple forms of disadvantage, and/or perhaps are geographically isolated. The scholarship program helps to ensure that a wide diversity of voices are heard at each Health in Difference –… Continue reading In their own words: Reports from HiD2015 Scholarship Holders »