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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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »

LGBTI Health 2013

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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Media Release: Landmark anti-discrimination laws to promote LGBTI health

Click here to download a PDF of this media release Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance is celebrating the passage of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 into Commonwealth law last week. “Research shows that discrimination is a factor in many health problems that disproportionately affect LGBTI Australians. Passage of… Continue reading Media Release: Landmark anti-discrimination laws to promote LGBTI health »

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Opportunities for older LGBTI Australians: National responses to healthy ageing and aged care

Alliance chairperson, Susan Ditter, has today addressed the inaugural LGBTI Aged Care Forum. Below is an excerpt from the address. Click here if you would like to download a PDF of this address in full. Susan Ditter: ‘I am pleased to have been invited to give the Opening Address at this national conference. Looking at… Continue reading Opportunities for older LGBTI Australians: National responses to healthy ageing and aged care »

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Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) recommended to UN council

In a historic vote today, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended special consultative status to a Lesbian medical organization, as it continued to put under scrutiny the dozens of applications before it — approving special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council for 16 organizations and deferring action on 38 applications. During impassioned exchanges about the… Continue reading Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) recommended to UN council »