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Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill Entrenches Discriminative Access Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTI People

The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance),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, and intersex people (LGBTI) calls for the immediate removal of the Bill’s provisions relating to conscientious objections for health practitioners as they will act as discriminative barriers to LGBTI people in accessing the health care they need.

Read more October 04, 2019 3:07 PM

Working Together to Prevent Suicide: National LGBTI Health Alliance Statement on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2019) marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to collectively shine a light on suicide prevention both politically and at a community level.

Read more September 10, 2019 3:02 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Building Resilience: Working and Belonging in the LGBTI Community

During, and since the marriage equality debate a lot of the self-care advice given to LGBTI community members was about getting off social media and taking a break from the negative comments, but for people who work in the community this wasn’t always possible.

Read more July 16, 2019 9:45 AM

“Loving Beyond Labels” Sydney Queer Muslims Inc.

Sydney Queer Muslims is a volunteer-based non-profit organisation that has been supporting queer Muslims in the greater Sydney area since its incorporation in 2017.

Read more June 30, 2019 3:02 PM

'LGBTI' People and Communities

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ‘LGBTI’ COMMUNITIES?

Read more June 28, 2019 5:49 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Black and Brown Queers: Pushing back on the Whiteness of Multiculturalism

A purely statistical analysis will never be able to tell the full story on LGBT suicide. 

Read more June 26, 2019 8:17 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Communicating about Mental Illness and Suicide in LGBTI Communities

While there is currently no population-based data on completed suicides by LGBTI people in Australia, recent research has indicated that mental ill-health, self-harm, suicide attempt and suicidal ideation rates amongst LGBTI people are disproportionately higher than that of the general population.

Read more April 15, 2019 8:48 AM

Annual Report 2018-2019

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2018-2019.

Read more April 13, 2019 10:41 AM

MindOUT Webinar - Reflections from the Brisbane North PHN LGBTI Suicide Prevention Trial

This webinar provides an overview of the work of the Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) has been undertaking in the delivery of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.

Read more March 18, 2019 5:02 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Building Intersex Peer Support

A Gender Agenda is unique in Australia for resourcing both an intersex peer support and an intersex project worker position, the result of which is a one of a kind peer support model that can set a new standard for LGBTQ organisations.

Read more February 19, 2019 5:09 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+Affirmative Practice

Affirmative Practice is a term we hear about increasingly in our work with diverse populations.

Read more September 18, 2018 9:42 PM

MindOUT Webinar - A Critical Development Approach to Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Young People

This webinar aims to provide attendees with an overview of the mental health needs of transgender and non-binary young people, before outlining an approach to working with transgender and non-binary young people that is mindful of both their diverse needs, and those of their parents.

Read more September 18, 2018 5:12 PM

Cycle of Invisibility Resource

The cycle of invisibility is a model for understanding exclusion and invisibility for LGBTI people. This resource was developed by Silver Rainbow for aged care workers, however it can be easily used by other sectors.

Read more September 03, 2018 10:45 AM

The Rainbow Makers

This resource highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.

Read more August 01, 2018 9:14 PM

SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT EVIDENCE FOR GOOD PRACTICE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR LGBTI PEOPLE

Suicide Prevention Australia partnering with The LGBTI Health Alliance for the development of LGBTI Suicide Prevention Good Practice Guidelines. This synthesis informed the development of the pending LGBTI Suicide Prevention Good Practice Guidelines.

Read more July 26, 2018 3:56 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Intersectional Identities: LGBTIQ people with Disabilities

Join LGBTIQ disability rights educator Jax Jacki Brown for an engaging and informative presentation that will provide you with new perspectives on disability, and how we can be agents of change in creating a more accessible and inclusive society.

Read more July 17, 2018 5:14 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Developing LGBTIQ Inclusive Practice within Mainstream Mental Health Service

National mainstream mental health service providers have a particular responsibility to develop strategies, projects and policies that move beyond ’treating everyone the same’, to consider the unique circumstances of oppression, marginalisation and discrimination that can impact the access of marginalised people and communities to services.

Read more June 19, 2018 5:18 PM

Webinar: LGBTI Young People

LGBTI people are most likely to realise and explore their identities and experiences during their childhood and adolescence.  Along with increasing social acceptance of LGBTI people, LGBTI young people are choosing to be visible at a younger ages than previously possible. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:43 PM

Webinar: LGBTI Families

LGBTI families, like all families, come in many different forms, and as with any family, the membership and structure of LGBTI families can change over time. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:40 PM

Webinar: Intimate Partner and Family Violence

While we know that intimate partner and family violence are risk in any relationship, for LGBTI people it may be more invisible because of the compounding impact of LGBTI relationships being less recognisable to service providers and the lack of inclusion of LGBTI relationships in relevant research. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:38 PM

Webinar: Alcohol and Drug Use

LGBTI people and communities use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at elevated rates compared to the broader population, and are significantly more likely to experience drug dependence. 

Read more April 23, 2018 8:32 PM

Webinar: LGBTI Older People and Ageing

The ageing population in Australia is dramatically increasing demand for ageing and aged care services.  Older LGBTI Australians have lived through a time in the nation’s history when they suffered stigma, discrimination, pathologisation, criminalisation, family rejection and social exclusion and isolation.

Read more April 23, 2018 8:31 PM

Webinar: Introduction to LGBTI People and Communities

In Australia, the Commonwealth Government uses the initials ‘LGBTI’ to refer collectively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex, which are five distinct but sometimes overlapping groupings.

Read more April 23, 2018 8:28 PM

MindOUT Webinar - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse LGBTI People

Ethnic identity is a person’s sense of belonging to a particular ethnic group. This involves participating in and negotiating that group’s cultural, religious and other traditions, beliefs and values.

Read more April 15, 2018 5:20 PM

Annual Report 2017-2018

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2017-2018.

Read more April 13, 2018 10:38 AM

MindOUT Webinar - GPs Role in Supporting LGBTI Mental Health

LGBTI people have disproportionately high levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Ruth will describe some of these issues, and differences for different sub-groups including for example, gender diverse, and bisexual people.

Read more March 20, 2018 7:18 AM

Tango Project Report

The Tango Project was launched in 2017 by Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Alice’s Garage. The aim of the project is to address the difficulties (including abuse and discrimination) that LGBTI elders face on the basis of their LGBTI identities. 

Read more March 19, 2018 2:16 PM

10 Questions to Ask About LGBTI Residential Aged Care

This brochure is designed to help you when deciding which residential aged care home meets your needs. 

Read more March 13, 2018 8:32 PM

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow

This guide tailored for older LGBTI community members on how to plan for future care and medical needs, finances and estate, and funeral and burial wishes.

Read more March 01, 2018 1:37 PM



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