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Can digital health improve the lives of LGBTIQ+ people?

Teresa Savage, a consultant in LGBTIQ+ ageing and health and our Project Manager Roundtable and Digital Health, writes about the potential for digital health services to improve the lives of LGBTIQ+ people in rural and regional Australia.

Read more December 17, 2021 4:31 PM

Calling all LGBTIQ+ people with disability!

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and NEDA are developing training for LGBTIQ+ people with disability (PWD). The training aims to improve people’s knowledge and skills in advocacy and storytelling.

Read more December 17, 2021 1:26 PM

Building service capacity to work with LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people

This online training module by the Forcibly Displaced People Network is designed to increase the capacity of various community services in providing affirming, safe and inclusive support for LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people.

Read more December 15, 2021 12:57 PM

Great day for preventative health of LGBTIQ+ people and communities

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) has welcomed a commitment to health equity in the Federal Government’s 2021-2030 National Preventative Health Strategy (NPHS), and the announcement that LHA is one of the twenty-one health groups across Australia that has been awarded funding under the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program.

Read more December 14, 2021 10:26 AM

Expressions of Interest: LGBTIQ+ Champions eModule

Expressions of Interest are now closed - thank you for your interest and stay tuned to find out more. If you have applied, someone from MindOut will be in contact soon, even if your application was unsuccessful.

MindOut Australia is redesigning it’s LGBTIQ+ Mental Health & Suicide Prevention eModule with lived experience voices at the centre of it!

Read more December 07, 2021 10:34 AM

National Lived Experience Peer Workforce Development Guidelines

The National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines are the result of extensive consultation and a co-production process to ensure that national standards for Lived Experience workforce development are grounded in the expertise of lived experience.

Read more December 06, 2021 2:40 PM

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Annual Report 2020-2021

This is LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's Annual Report for 2020-2021

Read more December 02, 2021 12:33 PM

Expressions of Interest Open for MindOut Training Review and Update

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is seeking applicants to conduct a review and update of MindOut's training offerings.

Read more November 30, 2021 4:40 PM

Expressions of Interest Open for an Evaluation Recommendation-Implementation Consultant

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is seeking an Evaluation Recommendation-Implementation Consultant to assist QLife in the implementation of recommendations from its 2019-2021 evaluation. 

Read more November 30, 2021 4:04 PM

AMA releases new position statement on LGBTQIA+ health

The AMA has released a position statement calling for an end to discrimination against people who are LGBTQIA+ in the healthcare system, including patients and health care workers.

Read more November 23, 2021 9:17 AM

Webinar: the Lean On Me report

This live webinar panel, chaired by Amber Loomis of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, explores the recently released Lean on Me report from La Trobe University. The report revealed that the responsibility for providing suicide prevention in LGBTQ communities in Melbourne frequently falls on peers with little or no training in responding to a mental health crisis. This ARCSHS report, funded by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), explores how LGBTQ individuals experiencing mental health concerns turn to their peers.

Read more November 22, 2021 3:17 PM

Submission to the government consultation on Choice in Residential Aged Care

The Australian government is reforming aged care in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia broadly supports the proposed change but believes it is not sufficient.

Read more November 16, 2021 4:16 PM

Gender affirming surgery in Australia: an evidence brief

Surgery is a fundamental aspect of how many trans people affirm their gender and maintain wellbeing, with access often significantly improving quality of life.

Read more November 16, 2021 3:12 PM

Aged Care and Community Sector urges Australian Government to implement rights-based aged care act

A broad coalition of aged care and community sector organisations are urging the Australian Government to build on its current reform agenda and commit to implementing a rights-based Aged Care Act that embeds older people's rights at its core.

Read more November 15, 2021 11:53 AM

Expressions of Interest Open for a Digital Mental Health Standards Consultant

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is seeking a Digital Mental Health Standards Consultant to assist QLife in assessing and implementing the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards (NSQDMH).

Read more November 09, 2021 11:16 AM

YOUth&I: an intersex youth anthology launch

Join Intersex Human Rights Australian at a free webinar for Intersex Day of Solidarity, on the evening of Monday 8 November, with Steph Lum, Georgia Andrews and Gabrielle Niemeyer.

Read more November 08, 2021 5:18 PM

Listening to LGBT Seniors

"I don’t want to be treated differently, just included."

Read more November 04, 2021 2:58 PM

Beyond Urgent: National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

This is LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's second National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, and it comes at a critical juncture for LGBTIQ+ people in Australia.

Read more November 01, 2021 11:55 AM

New Human Rights Commission report urges significant changes to protect human rights of intersex people

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a new report which makes significant recommendations to protect the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics. 

Read more October 26, 2021 5:09 PM

Fact Sheet: Intersectionality and Youth Mental Health

Orygen fact sheet for professionals working with young people.

"Intersectionality describes how multiple social aspects of identity, such as gender, race and sexuality, intersect or interact with each other. Intersectionality is about seeing a person as a whole, and encourages thinking beyond discrete labels that make up someone’s identity and experience in the world."

Read more October 12, 2021 10:58 AM

Webinar: It's all about pronouns, right?

Join Nevo Zisin (Melbourne) in conversation with Naavikaran (Brisbane), Liesel Hughes (Perth), and Amber Loomis (Sydney) talk about their lived experience of multiple identities beyond the binary.


Read more October 05, 2021 4:26 PM

Sharing a story with the Disability Royal Commission?

It’s a good idea to get legal advice if you have questions about things like privacy or naming the person or organisation that hurt you.

Read more August 18, 2021 10:46 AM

Courtney Act joins advocates to demand LGBTIQ+ people counted in the census

Stop leaving LGBTIQ+ people out and count us in! 

Read more August 10, 2021 2:09 PM

Census 2021: Webinar and FAQs

Australia's census night is on 10 August. Find out how the 2020 ABS Standards can be used to improve data collection for LGBTIQ+ communities. 

Read more July 30, 2021 10:39 AM

Walkern Katatdjin Rainbow Knowledge: Phase 1 Report

Find out more and download the Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) Phase 1 Community Report. 

Read more July 21, 2021 11:55 AM

Analysis: Final Report of Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Analysis: Final Report of Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence: a snapshot of where LHA recommendations have been adopted and where there is still work to be done.

Read more July 13, 2021 4:44 PM

International Non-Binary People’s Day

14 July is International Non-Binary Peoples Day! We celebrate those who are non-binary, the rich diversity of gender and celebrate people who do not fit into a binary gender.

Read more July 13, 2021 4:43 PM

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Grief and Trauma Support Services poster & brochure

Australian Government Department of Health: poster outlines the grief and trauma support services available for those living, working and caring in the aged care sector who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Read more July 08, 2021 12:21 PM

Response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Issues Paper

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Issues Paper addressing barriers to inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people with disability.

Read more June 22, 2021 4:44 PM

New national survey targets palliative care needs of LGBTIQ+ people

A new online survey asks LGBTIQ+ people and/or health professionals to share their views on palliative care for LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia.

Read more June 10, 2021 4:49 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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