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.
Knowledge Hub tag: discrimination
Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all people, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or because they are intersex. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia can experience discrimination, harassment and hostility in many areas of everyday life. This can include discrimination and bullying… Continue reading Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights »
The third national study on the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people.
The Young and Well CRC, with partners the University of Western Sydney and Twenty10, releases ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. More than 1000 young people aged between 16–27 years of age participated in the national research study, with almost two-thirds reporting homophobic or transphobic harassment or… Continue reading Growing Up Queer »
The Australian Government has made impressive strides to reduce discrimination faced by LGBTI populations, including the addition of sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity (including gender history, gender expression, and gender-associated characteristics), and intersex status to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (the SDA). The SDA prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination in the administration of… Continue reading Submission to inquiry on airport and aviation security »
The experience of many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people throughout their lifetime often includes rejection, persecution and discrimination. Many older LGBTI people hide their sexual orientation, sex or gender identity on a daily basis because they fear discrimination. The Aged Care Complaints Scheme handles complaints including discrimination experienced by LGBTI care recipients…. Continue reading Three tips for reducing aged care complaints: becoming LGBTI-inclusive »
In this edition: MindOUT! Conference Ageing & Aged Care Roundtable Name Competition: Ageing & Aged Care Program Featured Research: Meta Analytic Review of Interventions to Reduce Sexual Prejudice Zie Plot Thickens: Reflections on Pronouns and Language Opportunities: AISSGA Annual Conference Senior Australian of the Year
A submission to the Human Rights Policy Branch of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department regarding the proposed amendments to the racial vilification provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
The first Parliamentary report anywhere on intersex health and wellbeing, which made 15 recommendations to improve the health of people born with intersex characteristics, including changes to clinical practices, scrutiny and national standards, use of non-stigmatising language, and funding for peer support.
A submission on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013.
Inside this issue: Health in Difference, 2013 – call for abstracts Diverse sex and gender health report launched at Parliament House in Canberra Three guiding principles for improving the health of Diverse Sex and Gender people – Peter Hyndal ‘Report identifies way forward for LGBTI Health’ Media Release – Warren Entsch MP MindOUT! Report: 5th… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.2 No.11, Dec 2012/Jan 2013 »
A submission on the Exposure Draft, Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 (Cwth).