Knowledge Hub category: Access to healthcare

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Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights

Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all people, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or because they are intersex. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia can experience discrimination, harassment and hostility in many areas of everyday life. This can include discrimination and bullying… Continue reading Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights »

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Nothing for Them

This report is the result of a small study undertaken to explore services and referral pathways, if any, are currently available for refugee and newly arrived young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* or those who may be questioning their sexual feelings and/or gender identity. The report aims to: Document the support… Continue reading Nothing for Them »

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Beyondblue Factsheet: Depression and Anxiety in GLBTI People

The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts. This prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of… Continue reading Beyondblue Factsheet: Depression and Anxiety in GLBTI People »

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The First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study

The first national trans mental health study was a cross-sectional study of trans people living in Australia in 2013. A total of 946 people participated in the study, making the study the largest ever conducted in Australia and one of the largest in the world. 

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MindOUT! Webinar: Lighting Fires in Allied Hearts: LGBTI Affirmative Practice

In 2008 Relationships Australia Qld launched its Rainbow Program with the aim of addressing the mental health needs of LGBTI populations.  In an organisation where most practitioners are not LGBTI, thoughtful recruitment and induction process of Rainbow Reps was crucial.  Informed by the central tenets of LGBTI Affirmative Practice and twenty years of experience in group… Continue reading MindOUT! Webinar: Lighting Fires in Allied Hearts: LGBTI Affirmative Practice »

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MindOUT! Webinar: Dr. Ruth McNair, Identities, Intersections, and Mental Health

10 February Presenter: Dr. Ruth McNair Watch Now! Assoc. Professor McNair speaks about the multiple identities we have and how these influence our mental health in positive or negative ways. For some LGBTIQ people with more than one identity that is marginalised, such as a disability or minority ethnic identity, their mental health can be… Continue reading MindOUT! Webinar: Dr. Ruth McNair, Identities, Intersections, and Mental Health »

Three tips for reducing aged care complaints: becoming LGBTI-inclusive

The experience of many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people throughout their lifetime often includes rejection, persecution and discrimination. Many older LGBTI people hide their sexual orientation, sex or gender identity on a daily basis because they fear discrimination. The Aged Care Complaints Scheme handles complaints including discrimination experienced by LGBTI care recipients…. Continue reading Three tips for reducing aged care complaints: becoming LGBTI-inclusive »

LGBTI Health Update

LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.9, Dec 2014

Inside this issue: Alliance Annual Report 2013-2014 Conference: Health in Difference 2015 – Save the Date! New Resource: Champions of Inclusion Consultation: Human Rights Commission – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights Expressions of Interest: Alliance Board Vacancy (QLD)

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LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.8, Nov 2014: Ageing & Aged Care

This issue of LGBTI Health Update focuses on Ageing & Aged Care: Ageing and aged care Transgender Victoria (TGV) reflect on the Aged Care Training Project News From Tasmania: Promoting the National Aged Care Training Package Formation of a new LGBTI Carer Services Network UnitingCare – Authentic commitment to LGBTI Communities: Celebrating and Welcoming Diversity… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.8, Nov 2014: Ageing & Aged Care »