Description A Gender Agenda is unique in Australia for resourcing both intersex peer support and an intersex project worker position, the result of which is a one of a kind peer support model that can set a new standard for LGBTQ organisations. Join Cody Smith as they address the challenges of establishing intersex peer support,… Continue reading Network MindOUT Webinar: Building Intersex Peer Support »
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The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, in March 2017. It sets out the priorities and calls by the intersex human rights movement in our countries, under six headings: a preamble, human rights and legal reform; health and wellbeing; peer support; allies; and education,… Continue reading Darlington Statement: Joint consensus statement from the intersex community »
In the most recent issue of “Reproductive Health Matters” Journal Morgan Carpenter wrote a piece entitled Intersex Human Rights: addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change. Intersex people and bodies have been considered incapable of integration into society. Medical interventions on often healthy bodies remain the norm, addressing perceived familial and cultural demands, despite concerns… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Intersex Rights: Addressing harmful practices and rhetoric of change »
This webinar session is aimed to develop individual practitioner and organisational capacity to understand and provide inclusive psychosocial services to their clients with intersex variations. Participants will learn about the range of different topics including: Intersex: bodily variations, sexuality and gender identities Intersectionality of intersex issues Experiences and impacts of isolation, stigma and discrimination Human Rights implications Disclosure and self-awareness Inclusive language Current… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Understanding Intersex »
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of… Continue reading Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTI People »
A joint submission on a review of the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, by Dr. Gávi Ansara, National LGBTI Health Alliance; Sue Webeck, A Gender Agenda; Morgan Carpenter, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia; Peter Hyndal, Transformative; Sally Goldner, Transgender Victoria.
The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts. This prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of… Continue reading Beyondblue Factsheet: Depression and Anxiety in GLBTI People »
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 »
Free online LGBTI Aged Care training for all workers in the aged care sector. A convenient online module designed to give staff an introduction to the core principles of working in an inclusive way with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and interesex (LGBTI) people. Available to organisations throughout Australia. This training covers the basics and… Continue reading LGBTI Aged Care Training e-Learning Module »
A submission to an inquiry into the impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services.
Submission to the Minister for Health. The National LGBTI Health Alliance wishes to express our serious concerns about the intended change to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Guidelines, as reported in Australian Doctor on 24 February. According to this article, from either 1 March or 1 April 2015, the PBS Authority will bar General Practitioners… Continue reading Submission on PBS Restrictions on PBAC Policy Change »
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 »