About - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

About LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA), founded in 2010, is the national peak body for LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people.

LHA members contribute a wealth of diverse expertise, capabilities, and capacities to the organisation. Together, we serve as a formidable and trusted voice. LHA is guided by four foundational pillars of work: policy and influence, member engagement and support, partnerships and collaboration, and the national facilitation of capacity building programs.

We recognise that people’s genders, bodies, relationships and sexualities affect their health and wellbeing in every domain of their life.

Our Vision

Healthy LGBTIQ+ individuals, communities, and organisations, free from the burdens of stigma and discrimination and supported by safe, affirming and accessible services.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan 2024-2029 provides a cohesive national approach to LGBTIQ+ health and outlines our ambitions for strong national peak for LGBTIQ+ health across Australia.

Together we can improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Strategic Plan 2024-2029

Our Values

  • We recognise and celebrate—the rich diversity and inherent strengths of LGBTIQ+ communities, members, and our team including the many intersectional identities that exist amongst us.

  • We are engaged and accountable—We listen attentively, seek to understand, and respond to the unique needs of our members, partners, and staff. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

  • We are driven by our commitment to human rights and social justice—We stand in solidarity with our communities, members, partners and stakeholders, actively working to promote equity, address the social determinants of health, and expand access to services, support, and opportunities.

  • We lead with courage—raising critical issues, speaking up, and driving change.

  • Together, we make progress—championing collaborative efforts with our members to advance progress and effect change in the best interests of LGBTIQ+ communities. Our approach is forward-looking, and partnership is our preferred mode of operation.

Our Constitution

The Constitution of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, a public company limited by guarantee. The constitution was originally dated 17 April 2009, and was updated in October 2022

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Constitution (October 2022)

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ABOUT LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land and community. We pay our respects to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past and present.