The past 63 days have been a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex communities have faced particularly intense scrutiny and loud opinion. The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey generated debate that has revealed the things that bind us together and the things that make us different. In this statement, we are taking time to reflect… Continue reading Taking this moment to reflect and respond »
Category: Health and Human Rights
The National LGBTI Health Alliance & Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby invite you participate in our online survey about LGBTI Human Rights in Australia. This is your chance to contribute to Australia’s Human Rights Score Card (the United Nations Universal Periodic (UPR) Review).
‘Reaching Out – Law and Older’ evolved from a historical perspective of LGBTI history and discrimination and experience working with older LGBTI around their barriers to service provision. The project sought to raise awareness of their rights, link older LGBTI with information, address real and perceived barriers to access, provide basic legal information and empower… Continue reading Reaching Out: Law and Older project »
The National LGBTI Health Alliance has approved a new policy on the medical necessity of gender affirmation. Medical gender affirmation is necessary and beneficial for intersex, trans and gender diverse people who seek such intervention on their own behalf. There are many intersex people in Australia who have been subjected to medical intervention without their… Continue reading Policy Statement: The Medical Necessity of Gender Affirmation »
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 »