Category: Media Releases

Marriage Equality Position Statement

  National LGBTI Health Alliance  The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) is gravely concerned about the damaging impact that the national dialogue on the issue of marriage equality is having on our communities.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and their families, are being told to wait while it is decided whether to… Continue reading Marriage Equality Position Statement »

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’ »

In red: Kathy Noble at the first national intersex, trans, and gender diversity roundtable (2012).

Vale Kathy Anne Noble (1934-2015)

To have Trans people recognised as people, and not freaks. To have laws that are easy to comprehend and that make life easier for Trans people.” Kathy Anne Noble The Alliance acknowledges with sadness, the passing of prominent trans* activist and community member Kathy Anne Noble. Kathy was a tireless and courageous campaigner for trans*… Continue reading Vale Kathy Anne Noble (1934-2015) »

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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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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 »

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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 »