Knowledge Hub category: Ageing and aged care

The Rainbow Makers, cultural safety and older LGBTI Australians.

The Rainbow Makers

This narrative based resource traces the journey of Malloy, an older lesbian ,as she navigates her way through the experience of discrimination by an aged care service provider. It highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.

Cycle of invisibility model - a wheel with multiple blue circles, showing a process of exclusion for LGBTI people

Cycle of Invisibility

The cycle of invisibility is a simple model for understanding exclusion at an individual/service level and broader systemic level, as it applies to and is experienced by L, G, B, T & I people.

Aged Care Inclusive Service Poster

This poster is designed to be used by aged care service providers to let consumers know their service is inclusive of LGBTI peoples. Photo by Jodie Barker at the 2018 Health in Difference Conference.

Tango Project Report

The Tango Project was launched in 2017 by Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Alice’s Garage.
The aim of the project is to address the difficulties (including abuse and discrimination) that
LGBTI elders face on the basis of their LGBTI identities.
The project is supported by a group of LGBTI Elders (pictured above) and a Project Advisory
Group of eight Commissioners and Regulators. This document provides a brief overview of the
first 12 months of the project from Jan – December 2017.

respect my decisions: IT’S MY RIGHT!

This booklet was developed as a resource to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI1) people understand the legal rights and options that they and their partners/close friends have in relation to end of life care and treatment.

Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response

The report looks at current Commonwealth Law, Commonwealth reports and best practise law and legal frameworks for the protection of older Australians. The full report is available for purchase on the ALRC website.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Dementia FrameWork

This document provides a framework that seeks to build on the six goals of the Australian
Government (then) Department of Health and Ageing’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy
(2012) to provide equity, acknowledgement, responsiveness and person centred support to
LGBTI people with dementia and their carers, partners, friends and relatives.

The 519, Training and Education Resources

The 519 is a City of Toronto agency, committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. They strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.