We hope the referrals below can support your service to continue delivering to LGBTI communities during the COVID-19 viral epidemic.
The Alliance is acutely aware of the hardship facing organisations providing essential services and programs to LGBTI communities at this time. Many people across LGBTI communities rely on daily medication, for example, people living with HIV, as well as trans and gender diverse people who are accessing gender affirming hormonal care, as we noted in a recent statement with AFAO here.
It is well evidenced that LGBTI people experience higher rates of chronic health conditions such as cancer, which means that many are at risk of serious illness if they acquire COVID-19. It is also vital that the health system is able to ensure that each person has access to at least two months’ supply to see them through a potential lockdown or periods of self-isolation.
We would like to reach out and support you as best we can. So that we can respond in a meaningful way, we ask that you to complete this survey. We hope the referrals below will be useful to ensuring you can continue to work with our community.
No matter what care your service provides, it is likely you care for LGBTI people: #ConnectWithCommunity
Working with LGBTI People:
- See Network Mindout, a COP providing: monthly newsletters, webinars and more.
- Intersex Human Rights Australia: Resources Page
- Rainbow Health Vic: LGBTI Inclusion for COVID-19 Services
- AUSPATH: Cancellation of ‘Elective’ Surgeries – Impact on TGD people
- Transgender Victoria: Information for Clinicians
- FREE LGBTI online module for Primary Health Networks. Contact MindOut to enroll in the Introductory lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) mental health & suicide prevention training e-module
- WithRespect: family violence and intimate partner violence service supporting LGBTIQ+ communities and their families (Vic)
- ILGA: a global perspective
- Intersex Human Rights Australia: Intersex people and COVID-19
- Thorne Harbour Health: COVID-19 & LGBTIQ Women
- Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and UNAIDS: Joint Statement
- Scarlet Alliance: Emergency Support Fund for Sex Workers in Australia
Some Key Mindout Webinars:
Safe Work Australia Resources:
Commonwealth Workplace Support:
Technology and Software:
Communicating around Corona:
In Language Resources:
More from the LGBTI and Community Sector:
- AFAO: COVID-19 for HIV Organisations
- ASHM: BBV and STI Sector Webinar
- Scarlet Alliance: Resource Page for Sex Work
- AIVL Twitter Feed: Links to Isolated Drug Use and COVID-19
- Hepatitis Australia: Fact Sheet on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
- NACCHO Webpage: Aboriginal Health and Corona Virus
- Thorne Harbour Health: COVID-19 and Communities
- ACON: Sexual Health and COVID-19
Indigenous Health Services
- Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia: Coronavirus Page
- Emerging minds: resources to support children and reduce worry and distress
- The Department of Health website COVID-19 resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities.
- NACCHO on COVID-19 and Community Health
- Bill Bowtell: Clocking Corona Youtube Series on Pandemic Health Messaging
- Kirby Institute: Lecture by Professor Raina MacIntyre: The COVID-19 pandemic update: transmission, herd immunity and is an exit strategy possible?
- Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: The world should face the reality
Videos Around Corona Virus:
- University of QLD: Your Top 10 Questions About COVID-19 Answered
- Lung Foundation Australia: Understanding Masks Video
- Lung Foundation Australia: Mental Health and COVID-19
- WHO: COVID-19 Stigma Video Including Talking to Young People
- Redfern Legal Centre Factsheet No. 7: NSW COVID-19 Public Health Laws and Police Powers
- HRLC: Over 200 organisations outline human rights concerns at outset of COVID crisis
- Legal Aid resource page: https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/get-legal-help/covid-19
- OHCHR: COVID-19 AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBTI PEOPLE
- Aus Covid Policing website: 32 additional reports
- Fair trading: landlords and Evictions
The pressure on our health system is immense and we must all contribute to reducing infections.
Our important work continues across ageing and aged care, disability, mental health and suicide prevention and LGBTI health more broadly. Please see the regularly updated National LGBTI Health Alliance Program and Policy here.
Please see our referral pages for COVID-19:
- Connect with Care: for the LGBTI Sector and Organisations
- Connect with Confidence: for the LGBTI Communities and Individuals
- Connect with Community: for the Health Sector and Services