Knowledge Hub category: Research and policy

2020 Webinar Series: LGBTI Experiences of COVID19

LGBTI experiences of COVID 19. We’ve asked some rather incredible community leaders to share their stories and their work with us. We hope to illuminate the health and wellbeing impacts of the pandemic for different LGBTI communities and individuals, and those who work with our communities.

The LGBTI Health Pledge Campaign

As part of the #LGBTIHealthPledge campaign, we’ll be providing #LGBTI inclusive practice tips daily. Today’s tip is for services with TGD clients!

Blues to Rainbows report asked 188 trans and gender diverse young people their reasons for not seeing a health care professional. Among the reasons were fears that they wouldn’t be understood (33%), the language used by health professionals made them feel uncomfortable or angry (23%), and negative past experiences (30%).

To download and share our #LGBTIHealthPledge visit our campaign webpage today: https://bit.ly/2WcvJBa

Summary: Recommendations made to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Between October 2019 and January 2020, The National LGBTI Health Alliance (The Alliance) made three submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. These three submissions used material gathered from a series of consultations with LGBTI elders, their family, friends and carers in a number of locations around the country, as well as input from online surveys from our members and the broader community.  

SUBMISSION: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The National LGBTI Health Alliance placed this 1st submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to help inform the diversity hearings in October 2019 held in Melbourne. We will continue to place submissions and policy recommendations throughout the process of the Royal of Commission.

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.

Beyond the myth of ‘pink privilege’

This report aims to address the gap in knowledge about poverty and disadvantage experienced by LGBTI people in Sydney and NSW more broadly. We use the terms poverty and disadvantage to denote two different sets of distinct, but interrelated, experiences. Poverty refers to the inability to meet basic needs (which could be defined as shelter, food, clothes and transport), whilst disadvantage refers to differential outcomes people experience as members of a social group, which are essentially discriminatory in nature (for example, disparities in wages and salary earnings, employment conditions, or promotions).

Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Framework is a high-level document that provides guidance to service providers, consumers, government and peak bodies on how to adequately address the specific needs of all people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.

The design of the Framework ensures that Aged Care embraces diversity and is truly inclusive of all people. The Framework follows on from the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy which completed in June 2017. The initial Strategy was developed with key recommendations from the National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care, formed of LGBTI organisations and community leaders. In the review of the Strategy, respondents strongly stated that the goals should continue in future aged care reforms, such as the Aged Care Diversity Framework which launched on Dec 6, 2017 by the Hon Minister Ken Wyatt in Canberra.

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MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People in the Northern Territory

Description This presentation delivers an overview of Dr Kerry’s new book: Trans Dilemmas. Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities, to be published by Routledge in September. The book is based on the findings of a three-year project which explored the lived experiences of trans Territorians; two of the most pressing issues raised by… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Transgender People in the Northern Territory »

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Online Panel: The Progression of LGBTI People within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes

LGBTI people and communities have been slowly gaining increased recognition of their mental health and suicide outcomes, however, LGBTI populations are still relatively invisible in mental health and suicide prevention strategies, policies and frameworks, and thus excluded from project and programmes responses. In this online panel discussion with those who have worked within LGBTI communities,… Continue reading Online Panel: The Progression of LGBTI People within Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, Policy and Programmes »

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Webinar: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice

Description This webinar will discuss results of a research project that investigated factors related to suicide death in LGBT populations in Australia. No such research had ever previously been carried out. Interviews were conducted with people who knew an LGBT person that had died by suicide and with living LGBT “control” participants in order to… Continue reading Webinar: Research Factors Related to Suicide Death in LGBT People: Implications for Practice »