Category: Media Releases

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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 »