The Genders, Bodies & Relationships Passport at a glance Multipurpose document that presents critical information about a person’s gender/s, body, and relationships in a single location. Developed in collaboration with Alliance Members and populations in response to community requests. Assists with integrating federal anti-discrimination legislation on gender identity and intersex status into people’s everyday practices. Convenient Format: A6… Continue reading Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport »
Category: Inclusive practice
Over the course of the past 50 years Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people have become substantially more visible in Australian society. While there is still a long way to go, and many barriers to equality for LGBTI communities, these conversations are becoming less taboo and more common than they used to be. … Continue reading Silver Rainbow: A narrative for the Ageing and Aged Care Training Project in Australia »
“We witness today a painful search for a hospitable place where life can be lived without fear and community can be found”. These words of Henri Nouwen apply very well to the aspirations of older members of LGBTI communities who are seeking aged care in residential aged care, community care or retirement living settings. UnitingCare… Continue reading Authentic commitment: Celebrating Diversity »
The Alliance provides a national voice on policy related to the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people. Our aim is to provide an informed voice, consult widely, be inclusive, and dynamically responsive to the needs of LGBTI populations.
Key points from the MindOut Conference presentation by Ruth McNair June 2014 Click here for more information about the MindOUT! Courageous Voices Conference The mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people is more likely to be worse than that of the general population. Population based results from the Australian National… Continue reading LGBTIQ Identities, Intersections, Inclusion and Mental Health »
In honour of Matt Kailey, 1955-2014, whose trans activism and education touched so many lives. Those of you who may not yet be acquainted with Agatha Christie’s fictional Belgian detective Hercule Poirot have a treat awaiting you in the Poirot series. One of the things I have always enjoyed about Hercule Poirot is his passion… Continue reading Zie plot thickens! »
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 »