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LGBTIQ+ People still can’t rely on inclusive palliative care services

Despite the many gains that have been made towards LGBTIQ+ equality, health care services are still not always safe spaces for people from LGBTIQ+ communities.

Read more June 09, 2021 10:24 AM

Expression of Interest ICL Project Roundtable

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in association with The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), is calling for Expressions of Interest to join a Roundtable to seek insight from DPO’s (Disabled People Organisations) and the lived experiences of LGBTIQ+ people with disability to inform what would be useful to include in the training to support effective skills-building content and a peer support and mentoring program.

Read more June 09, 2021 8:23 AM

Aged Care Inclusive Practice Poster

This free-to-download 'You are welcome here' poster helps aged care service providers communicate to clients that LGBTI people are welcome at their service.

Read more June 01, 2021 4:44 PM

Refugee Week

From 20 -26 June we will celebrate Refugee Week with the theme of 'Unity'.

Read more May 27, 2021 11:43 AM

WEBINAR: LGBTQA+ Conversion Practices in Australia

This webinar explored the history and impact of LGBTQA+ conversion practices in Australia. Recorded 31 March 2021. 

Read more May 18, 2021 10:53 AM

Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ+ People

Although many LGBTIQ+ Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.

Read more May 13, 2021 6:12 PM

Mixed bag for LGBTIQ+ communities in the Federal Budget 2021- 2022

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the investments announced last night as part of the Federal Budget 2021-2022 that touch the lives of LGBTIQ+ Australians.

Read more May 12, 2021 2:03 PM

National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice Response

Analysis: National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice to Government and Productivity Commission’s Final Report

Read more May 12, 2021 10:29 AM

LGBTIQ+ Health & Wellbeing Policy Priorities 2021

LGBTIQ+ people are a priority population in multiple national health and wellbeing strategies, and there is an urgent need for greater national coordination and investment. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia worked closely with our member organisations to provide a submission to the Federal Budget, and to develop recommended Priority Policies for 2021.

Read more May 11, 2021 8:22 AM

LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference Communique

The 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference delegates call for action in an official 2021 Conference Communique.

Read more May 04, 2021 10:48 AM

Health In Difference Conference Communique 2021

The 11th Health In Difference Conference Conference delegates call for action in an official 2021 Conference Communique.

Read more May 04, 2021 10:48 AM

Submission on the National Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Final Development Consultation Paper

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the explicit recognition of LGBTQIA+ communities as a priority target group and the invitation for continued dialogue and engagement.

Read more May 01, 2021 11:21 AM

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Fri 28 May is LGBTQ* Domestic Violence Awareness Day.

Read more May 01, 2021 11:06 AM

Aged Care Inclusive Practice Poster

This free-to-download 'You are welcome here' poster helps aged care service providers communicate to clients that LGBTI people are welcome at their service.

Read more May 01, 2021 10:05 AM

Lesbian Visibility Day 2021

Lesbian visibility is crucial to health and wellbeing.

Read more April 23, 2021 2:57 PM

BEST PRACTICE IN CO-DESIGN

Tips for best practice for co-design and inclusive principles. 

Read more April 21, 2021 12:41 PM

Expression of Interest ICB Project Co-design Group

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in association with The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), is calling for Expressions of Interest to form a Co-Design Group to help with designing a training, peer support and mentoring program aimed at building the individual and collective capacity of LGBTIQ people with a disability.

Read more April 15, 2021 2:29 PM

Joint Statement by 12 Aged Care Consumer Organisations

Actions to be taken following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report: Care Dignity and Respect

Read more April 12, 2021 9:48 AM

Federal politicians to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy at upcoming conferences.

Join a specially convened politicians panel with Federal politicians from across party lines for their upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference. 

Read more April 09, 2021 10:55 AM

International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders.

Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.

Read more March 29, 2021 10:05 AM

Transgender Visibility Day 2021

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on 31 March dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

Read more March 25, 2021 12:04 PM

Announcing many of the speakers and panels scheduled for the upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.

We're excited to announce many of the speakers and panels scheduled for the upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.

Read more March 19, 2021 12:09 PM

New partnership with Dementia Support Australia

We welcome a new partnership with Dementia Support Australia to improve support for LGBTI people with dementia.

Read more March 09, 2021 8:37 AM

ANZ Institute donates $100,000 to LGBTIQ+ peer support helpline Qlife.

We're extremely grateful to the ANZ Institute for their very generous $100,000 donation to the QLife program.

Read more March 05, 2021 9:56 AM

Health In Difference & LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conferences 2021

Abstracts and registration now open for two virtual conferences - Health In Difference & LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conferences 2021. 

Read more March 03, 2021 2:32 PM

New Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020 Standard

New Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard for Sex, Gender, Variation of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables, 2020 ('2020 Standard').

Read more March 03, 2021 2:05 PM

Findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and its Impact on LGBTIQ+ People

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the public release of the much-awaited Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Read more March 02, 2021 8:32 AM

Webinar: Launch of LGBTIQA+ Suicide Postvention Response Plan

On behalf of our member organisation Switchboard, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia will host the launch of the LGBTIQA+ Suicide Postvention Response Plan. This webinar aims to support the work of LGBTIQ member organisations when responding to the need of people affected by suicide.

Read more February 24, 2021 12:47 PM

LGBTI Older People Housing Community Consultations

Housing for the Aged Action Group are hosting community consultations to hear about your housing needs now and into the future.

Read more February 09, 2021 1:34 PM

Writing Themselves In 4 National Report

The ongoing and significant impact of stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse on LGBTQA+ people’s lives has been confirmed by Writing Themselves In 4, despite recent legal and social progress towards acceptance.

Read more February 03, 2021 12:04 PM



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