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LHA submission to the Australian Cancer Plan

Cancer Australia, on behalf of the Australian Government, is developing the ten-year Australian Cancer Plan.

Read more January 04, 2023 2:15 PM

November 2022 Policy and Research Webinar: LGBT Older People and Homelessness

The webinar focuses on the report Out of the Closet, Out of Options: Older LGBT people at risk of homelessness.

Read more November 28, 2022 11:38 AM

Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on 20 November that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The week before TDOR, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Read more November 08, 2022 11:29 AM

LHA welcomes the Government’s Budget, October 2022-23 investment and calls for new vision for LGBTIQ+ health

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the Budget investment in Australia’s health and wellbeing, and has called on the Government to show a clear vision to address the significant disparities in health outcomes in LGBTIQ+ health.

Read more October 26, 2022 12:47 PM

2022 Palliative Care Scoping Review

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia recently conducted a Scoping Review that looked at the existing literature on palliative and end-of-life care for LGBTIQ+ communities from 2016-2020.

Read more October 25, 2022 9:23 AM

Pride & Pandemic: Health experience and coping strategies among LGBTQ+ people during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia

Pride and Pandemic is a joint study between La Trobe University's Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.

Read more October 24, 2022 11:32 AM

New study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ people

A new joint study has revealed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ people in Australia and their mental health, as well as rates of family and domestic violence and economic situations.

Read more October 24, 2022 10:45 AM

LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing peak welcomes National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children and calls for resources for sector

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the release of the Federal Government’s National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032 and has called on governments across Australia to fund LGBTIQ+ community-controlled services to implement its recommendations.

Read more October 17, 2022 4:12 PM

12th Health in Difference and 6th National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care conferences survey

Help us shape the 12th Health in Difference and 6th National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conferences in 2023 by participating in our survey.

Read more October 07, 2022 12:15 PM

Submission to the Select Committee on Work and Care

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia lodged a submission in response to the Select Committee on Work and Care’s inquiry on how combining work and care responsibilities will impact the wellbeing of workers, carers, and those they care for.

Read more September 30, 2022 9:21 AM

Factsheet: LGBTI People and Dementia

This factsheet is specifically for aged care workers to provide guidance on how to support LGBTI people living with dementia in aged care.

Read more September 30, 2022 9:13 AM

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Carers Leave

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified a lack of support for informal (unpaid) carers, including challenges balancing their caring role with work and other commitments.

Read more September 19, 2022 11:18 AM

AIHW report shows we're still in the dark on LGBTIQ+ people and family, domestic and sexual violence

Rates of family, domestic and sexual violence in LGBTIQ+ relationships are as high or higher than for the broader Australian population, but the lack of hard data means LGBTIQ+ people risk being forgotten in policy, planning, funding and new projects. 

Read more September 05, 2022 11:15 AM

New podcast gives aged care workers an introduction to what matters to LGBTI older people

The Ageing Fabulously podcast is a new education resource for the aged care sector from LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s Silver Rainbow program, giving aged care workers easy access to the issues important to older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people accessing residential and home-based aged care services.

Read more August 02, 2022 4:24 PM

LGBTIQ+ health peak body welcomes paid domestic and family violence leave, calls for LGBTIQ+ inclusion in implementation

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the introduction of legislation making 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave available to all employees and calls for further action to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality and gender, and bodily diverse people (LGBTIQ+) people are included.

Read more July 29, 2022 8:00 AM

We Need You: New Positions Open

New positions are available at LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. Come join the team!

Read more July 11, 2022 12:11 PM

NAIDOC Week Events

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Read more July 05, 2022 5:21 PM

Building a national Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) and the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC) are working together to help the Australian Government build a strategy to eliminate cervical cancer in Australia by 2035.

Read more July 02, 2022 6:06 PM

Older LGBTI people and the digital divide

Teresa Savage, a consultant in LGBTIQ+ ageing and health and our Project Manager Roundtable and Digital Health, looks at how the digital divide is affecting older LGBTI people's access to healthcare

Earlier this year LHA held the 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care 2022. The event was attended by 34 participants from all Australian states and territories, including older LGBTI community representatives, Silver Rainbow partners (who deliver the Silver Rainbow program on behalf of LHA), key ageing and aged care organisations and observers from relevant government departments.

Read more June 28, 2022 3:06 PM

2021 Census Data shows nothing for LGBTIQ+ Australians

As the first round of data from the 2021 Census is analysed for essential insight into the Australian population, we remain in the dark about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and other sexuality and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) Australians.

Read more June 28, 2022 11:02 AM

Media oulets must prioritise trans and gender diverse voices in FINA decision coverage

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is calling on news media to prioritise the voices of trans and gender diverse people and experts in the coverage of the International Swimming Federation’s (FINA) disappointing decision to exclude trans women from elite women’s competitions.

Read more June 20, 2022 4:53 PM

Silver Rainbow Webinar: Older LGBTI people and accurate data collection

Why does accurate data collection for LGBTI older people matter and how can we take steps to create more inclusive data collection?

Read more May 31, 2022 2:33 PM

Report of the 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care 2022

This report focuses on the recommendations that emerged from the 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care in February 2022 and includes initiatives carried over from the previous Roundtable.

Read more May 30, 2022 4:44 PM

Your data, your privacy: Using My Health Record securely

Teresa Savage, a consultant in LGBTIQ+ ageing and health and our Project Manager Roundtable and Digital Health, looks at how everyone, especially older LGBTI people, can keep their My Health Record data safe and secure

Do you use My Health Record?  Are you worried about your privacy?

Read more May 24, 2022 2:29 PM

A recap of the Leadership In Action: LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Forum

MindOut Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Officer Yesim Karasu recaps the MindOut Leadership In Action forum on 12 & 13 May

Read more May 24, 2022 1:30 PM

Webinar: LGBTIQ+ Palliative Care

Join Hannah Morgan, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's National Palliative Care Project Coordinator, to learn more about the barriers LGBTIQ+ people experience when they access palliative care services, and what skills and knowledge are required to create safe, respectful and inclusive practices for our communities.

Read more May 23, 2022 3:09 PM

Webinar: Older Lesbians' Experiences of Ageing in Rural Tasmania

With increased attention on the importance of safe and inclusive ageing and aged care, what are the specific needs of older lesbians in rural communities?

Read more May 19, 2022 8:19 PM

IDAHOBIT 2022: A Call to Action

This year, IDAHOBIT is just days before the 2022 Federal Election. IDAHOBIT is observed on 17 May each year and aims to raise awareness for ending discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people. Ending stigma, discrimination, and violence against LGBTIQ+ people and communities requires systemic change and specific support for diverse LGBTIQ+ communities.

Read more May 17, 2022 10:52 AM

National LGBTIQ+ Forum Demonstrates Parties Can Work Together

On 5 May the National LGBTIQ+ Election Forum was held at the Melbourne Pride Centre and online. The Forum was co-hosted by LHA, Equality Australia, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and Intersex Human Rights Australia, and brought together Greens Senator Janet Rice, Labor Senator Penny Wong and Senator Andrew Bragg of the Liberal Party to answer questions from LGBTIQ+ people and community organisations. They were given an opportunity to pitch what their parties would do for LGBTIQ+ people should they win government.

Read more May 13, 2022 1:41 PM

Leadership in Action: LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Forum

The Leadership in Action: LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Forum, 12 & 13 May 2022, is a community-focused forum that brings together key MindOut stakeholders to discuss various types of leadership in Australian LGBTIQ+ suicide prevention. 

Read more May 04, 2022 9:48 PM

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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.
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