The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy is a plan for strategic action to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote good mental health and wellbeing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities across Australia. This strategy includes recommendations across the breadth of approaches in Australian mental health work including… Continue reading National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »
Knowledge Hub category: Discrimination
Recently, the lives of LGBTI people have been examined in the Australian media as rarely before, which can border on vilification. This commentary landscape has been primarily focussed on issues of school bullying, marriage equality, transgender people’s access to public bathrooms, parliamentary apologies for past legal wrongs, and how government policy can affect the lived experience of… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Supporting Mental Wellbeing of LGBTI People During Contentious Public Debate »
Description Adulthood is complex for many people, but when you incorporate disability and sexuality into the equation, it can become even more complicated. There are a lot of assumptions made about people with disabilities: that people with a physical disability have an intellectual disability, and that people with an intellectual disability are stupid, but… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Navigating Gay Adulthood with a Disability in a Modern World »
Discussion Paper 2013: In which the Alliance explores contexts and implications for data collection practices relevant to LGBTI people in Australia.
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 »
A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand.
The third national study on the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people.
The Young and Well CRC, with partners the University of Western Sydney and Twenty10, releases ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. More than 1000 young people aged between 16–27 years of age participated in the national research study, with almost two-thirds reporting homophobic or transphobic harassment or… Continue reading Growing Up Queer »
The Australian Government has made impressive strides to reduce discrimination faced by LGBTI populations, including the addition of sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity (including gender history, gender expression, and gender-associated characteristics), and intersex status to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (the SDA). The SDA prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination in the administration of… Continue reading Submission to inquiry on airport and aviation security »
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 »
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)
When trans people’s passports, driver licenses, and national ID cards, do not reflect their gender identity, it can exclude them from fundamental aspects of daily life—like receiving health care, schooling, housing, or a bank account. And it can prevent trans people from exercising basic liberties like the right to vote or freedom of movement… License… Continue reading License to Be yourself, Laws and Advocacy for Legal Gender Recognition of Trans People »