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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

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

Expression of Interest: LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention E-Module

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a content review and update of our LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention E-Module.

Read more February 02, 2021 4:54 PM

Submission for the Federal Budget 2021/22

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia provided a written submission for the 2021/22 Federal Budget, highlighting health disparities that LGBTIQ+ people experience remaining the same or getting worse.

Read more February 02, 2021 10:38 AM

Conversations about death & dying

Two End of Life Doulas to talk about the importance of having conversations about death, dying, and end of life planning.

Read more February 01, 2021 12:49 PM

Submission to the Department of Health’s Consultation Paper

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has responded to the Department of Health’s Consultation Paper on the development of a National Preventive Health Strategy.

Read more January 15, 2021 10:39 AM

LGBTQIA65+ Equality At Every Age

Julie McCrossin AM moderates a diverse panel of members from the Rainbow community as they explore the particular characteristics and vulnerabilities of older LGBTQIA+ people and talk about real life examples of elder abuse in their community.

Read more January 01, 2021 2:05 PM

R U OK's LGBTIQ+ Conversation Guide

R U OK? has developed a conversation guide that contains tips to help you know when and how to ask someone who is gender, bodily or sexuality diverse, “Are you OK?” in a safe and supportive way. 

Read more December 29, 2020 4:02 PM

New name and Strategic Plan 2021-2023

It’s a new year and we’re launching a new name, and a new Strategic Plan!

Read more December 27, 2020 8:36 AM

Our presentation to the Disability Royal Commission

On the 9 Dec 2020, we presented to the Disability Royal Commission around issues relating to employment. We talked about the experiences of LGBTIQ+ people with disability accessing employment and the EmployableQ Toolkit which helps organisations become more inclusive and accessible.

Read more December 10, 2020 8:25 AM

Annual Report 2019-2020

This is the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Annual Report for the financial year 2019-2020.

Read more December 01, 2020 1:54 PM

Productivity Commission’s Final Report on mental health, and National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice to the Prime Minister

 We have today released our formal response to the Private Lives 3 National Report, the Productivity Commission’s Final Report on mental health and the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice to the Prime Minister.

Read more November 26, 2020 3:06 PM

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is held annually on 20 November to commemorate trans and gender diverse people who have been murdered as the result of transphobia. TDoR was started in 1999 by Rita Hester and is now preceded by Transgender Week of Visibility from 13-19 November.

Read more November 20, 2020 8:38 AM

Expression of Interest: Silver Rainbow Training Review

We're calling for expressions of interest from consultancies to review the current Silver Rainbow training package for the purpose of further building on this important adult learning tool.

Read more November 19, 2020 10:27 AM

Productivity Commission’s final report on mental health, and the interim report from the National Suicide Prevention Adviser

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, welcomes the federal government’s attention on the mental health and suicide risks of LGBTI people.

Read more November 17, 2020 4:16 PM

2021 Census topics confirm a lack of commitment to LGBTI Australians

The National LGBTI Health Alliance* (the Alliance), remains frustrated that next year’s Census will not include questions on sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status, despite a national consensus for this data to be collected.

Read more November 17, 2020 10:33 AM

Private Lives 3 Study

Findings from Australia’s largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people to date, show that our communities are continuing to experience significant disparities across a range of health and wellbeing indicators, and concerning levels of discrimination, harassment and violence, compared to the general population. 

Read more November 13, 2020 2:44 PM

AU LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS

LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS. Recording of the live webinar dated 5th November 2020. The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community managed mental health organisations in New South Wales.

Read more November 09, 2020 10:09 AM

The EmployableQ Disability Employment Inclusion Toolkit

The EmployableQ toolkit provides a non-prescriptive set of resources to guide and support organisations to build inclusive, welcoming, and safe workplaces for LGBTIQ+ people with disability.  The Toolkit is underpinned by the 4 Pillars of Inclusion Framework:

Read more November 04, 2020 3:14 PM

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice Guide for Homelessness and Housing Sectors in Australia

This document outlines guidance on inclusive practice for agencies in Australian homelessness and housing sectors working with clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ+).

Read more November 02, 2020 1:21 PM

Current Evidence For Good Practice In Suicide Prevention For LGBTIQ+ People

This report provides an overview of evidence from 2010 to 2020 for good practice in suicide prevention for LGBTIQ people. It largely focuses on peer-reviewed literature from 2018 onwards.

Read more October 30, 2020 10:23 AM

Intersex Inclusion - How To Be An Intersex Ally

26 Oct is Intersex Awareness Day - and we're supporting two new resources; an Inclusion Guide To Respecting People With Intersex Variations and Raising The Bar How To Be An Intersex Ally.

Read more October 26, 2020 6:29 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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