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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

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.

Read more April 28, 2022 3:19 PM

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.

Read more April 27, 2022 10:47 AM

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.

Read more April 01, 2022 11:44 AM

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.

Read more March 31, 2022 3:06 PM

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.

Read more March 30, 2022 2:51 PM

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.

Read more March 24, 2022 1:59 PM

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.

Read more March 22, 2022 4:47 PM

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?

Read more March 18, 2022 9:15 AM

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.

Read more March 17, 2022 3:19 PM

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.

Read more March 16, 2022 4:34 PM

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.

Read more March 09, 2022 12:21 PM

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.

Read more March 09, 2022 12:21 PM

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. 

Read more March 02, 2022 3:43 PM

Request for Tender: Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way project

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and National Ethnic Disability Alliance are inviting responses to this request for tender (RFT) from creative design agencies for the provision of marketing, videography, storytelling support and social media promotion services.

Read more February 23, 2022 3:35 PM

LGBTI and Dementia: Understanding Changes in Behaviour

Understanding why a person with dementia is experiencing changes in behaviour is critical to developing effective person-centred care. When caring for an LGBTI person with dementia, the right background and knowledge can be lacking.

Read more February 23, 2022 1:32 PM

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Budget Submission 2022-2023

The Australian Federal Budget for 2022-23 will be put to Parliament on Tuesday 29 March.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) has called on the Government to invest in removing address serious LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing disparities in a strategic and targeted way.

Read more February 09, 2022 11:26 AM

LGBTIQ+ health peak body calls for great care to be taken when discussing the Religious Discrimination Bill this week

With the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill being debated in Parliament this week, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is calling for politicians, media and others to take care when commenting in the public domain. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is urging those commenting to consider the negative impacts that continued public attention on the Religious Discrimination Bill has had and will have on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities. 

Read more February 08, 2022 9:59 AM

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia tribute to Aunty Vanessa

LGBTIQ Health Australia (LHA) is deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of Aunty Vanessa, Noongar Sistergirl of the Kaneang people in Western Australia.

Read more February 03, 2022 3:43 PM

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