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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

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia presents The Latest in LGBTIQ+ Health and Policy

With an ambition to bring the latest in LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing policy to the forefront of the national discussion, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, 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 and gender diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities and JOY 94.9 have launched a brand-new podcast today.

Read more January 31, 2022 11:27 AM

EOI: National Palliative Care Co-Design Team

The Department of Health has funded LHA to deliver a three-year project that aims to build the capacity of the palliative care sector to provide inclusive services to LGBTIQ+ people accessing palliative and end-of-life care. This will be achieved through research, training (e-modules for health professionals) and development of Community of Practice groups.

Read more January 20, 2022 2:01 PM

Guidance to support gender affirming care for mental health

This guide from the ACT Government and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia member Meridian Health is designed to support providers of mental health care to be able to deliver their services in a gender-affirming way to support the needs of trans and/or gender diverse people.

Read more January 13, 2022 1:09 PM

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Submission on the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia have lodged a submission regarding the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, and to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Read more January 13, 2022 12:02 PM

4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care

This forum will focus on exactly what we need to do to ensure LGBTIQ+ people live fulfilling lives into old age. Outcomes will include recommendations for the Silver Rainbow program and will suggest topics for the development of policy. 

Read more January 12, 2022 4:40 PM

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

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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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