Knowledge Hub resource type: Document

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.

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.

Safeguarding The End Of The Rainbow

This resource looks at financial, personal and medical matters, working with professional advisors and reviewing and storing your documents.

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.

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).