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.
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.
We Need You: New Positions Open
New positions are available at LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. Come join the team!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Request for Tender: National Palliative Care Project
Calling all educational design consultants/services and/or creative design agencies. Help us create eLearning for healthcare professionals on inclusive palliative and end-of-life care.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia urges care for trans and gender diverse communities
Peak organisation LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is calling urgently for care in the media following ongoing conversations about trans women in sport.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia calls on candidates to commit to tackling health disparities
With a federal election due to be called, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is calling on all parties and independent candidates to commit to nine priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities.
Factsheet: Understanding Suicide Among Trans and Gender Diverse People
Many transgender and gender diverse people live happy and healthy lives; however, some also experience a higher burden of poor mental health and rates of suicidality than the general population.
LGBTIQ+ people left behind by 2022-2023 Federal Budget
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the investment in the 2022-23 Federal budget that will improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians and continues to call for specific funding measures to directly address LGBTIQ+ health priorities.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia calls on universities to prioritise LGBTIQ+ student safety following release of safety survey findings
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is calling on Australian universities to prioritise the safety of LGBTIQ+ students after findings from the National Student Safety Survey showed LGBTQ+ students were more likely to experience sexual harassment and sexual assault in university contexts.
Q&A: Jen Walsh, Barwon Health, LGBTIQ+ Palliative Care Project Lead
This series of Q&As is a chance to meet the people who are working to create inclusive palliative and end-of-life care experiences for people who are LGBTIQ+ in Australia and around the world. Part one is with Jen Walsh, LGBTIQ+ Palliative Care Project Lead at Barwon Health.
Advanced Care Planning Week 21-27 March 2022
Does your community know about advanced care planning? If someone you work with became seriously ill or was injured, would they trust that medical professionals know what care they want or who they nominate as their preferred decision-makers?
Federal Labor commits to 15 community sector workers in LGBTIQ+ community organisations
This media release was originally released by Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, and Senator Jenny McAllister, Shadow Assistant Minister for Communities and the Prevention of Family Violence
An Albanese Labor Government will provide dedicated funding to LGBTIQ+ community organisations to employ specialist domestic violence workers, ensuring LGBTIQ+ people receive appropriate family and domestic violence support.
A recap of the 4th National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's Ageing and Aged Care Project Officer Franky Lander-McLeod recaps our 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care
On the 9th and 10th of February LHA and the Silver Rainbow team hosted the 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care. We were joined by industry experts, representatives from advocacy bodies, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia member organisations and beloved members of the LGBTI community to discuss key issues that directly affect the health and wellbeing of LGBTI older persons.
Expressions of Interest: Paid speaking role for Teachers and LGBTIQ+ Parents
We are seeking video submissions from teachers and teaching support staff who support LGBTIQ+ young people in their community. Successful applicants will have their video submission included in a larger Suicide Prevention webinar around how we can make schools safe communities for LGBTIQ+ students, staff and families. Successful applicants will also be paid $200 for their submission.
Expression of Interest - Paid role for LGBTIQ+ storytellers
MindOut is looking for LGBTIQ+ storytellers, musicians and artists to share their experiences about what LGBTIQ+ leadership looks like in their local community. Successful applicants will have their work included in a larger webinar that looks at LGBTIQ+ leadership - especially within the context of mental health and suicide prevention – and how we can make space for change-makers who are unseen or underrecognized in their communities.
Register your interest for the Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way Project
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) are developing training, peer support and mentoring activities for LGBTIQ+ people with disability. The training aims to improve your knowledge and skills in advocacy and storytelling.