News - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia



Webinar: We can all respond to suicide

This webinar explores the importance and benefits of creating LGBTIQA+ specific learning environments to build suicide awareness and response skills – for, with and within our own communities.

Read more October 01, 2020 5:30 PM

MEDIA STATEMENT: National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System website

The National LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the launch this week of the Department of Health funded website by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), noting that the new system will not be able to monitor everyone.

Read more October 01, 2020 8:00 AM

World Mental Health Month

World Mental Health Day is on Saturday 10 October, and the whole of October is Mental Health Month. That means you can plan 31 days of activities to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Read more September 23, 2020 12:41 PM

Out with cancer - Webinar

In this webinar, join Professor Jane Ussher from the ‘Out with Cancer’ Study, and a panel of LGBTQI+ people with lived experiences, to discuss preliminary study findings, including photo-voice, interview and survey results.

Read more September 18, 2020 1:42 PM

Submission: NDIA Support Coordination

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is reviewing whether an organisation providing Support Coordination for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant should also be able to provide other funded supports.

Read more September 18, 2020 11:31 AM

Shining a Light on Suicide Prevention: World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2020) marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to collectively shine a light on suicide prevention, to help save lives.

Read more September 10, 2020 1:02 PM

EOI: Silver Rainbow Ageing and Aged Care NSW Tender

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is currently seeking a project partner to undertake the delivery of the Silver Rainbow Ageing and Aged Care sub-contract for New South Wales (NSW) for 2020 - 2022.

Read more September 02, 2020 4:12 PM

Media Statement: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia response to new report on sexual assault in Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report on sexual assault in Australia, whilst also expressing concern at the lack of national data available to capture the experiences of LGBTI populations.

Read more August 28, 2020 2:42 PM

Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

In May 2020, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability invited input about the employment experiences of people with a disability. Its employment issues paper identified the need to address the experiences of LGBTI people with disability.
Read more August 26, 2020 2:56 PM

Jean Hailes and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia promoting good health and wellbeing

We're pleased to announce a community partnership with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health for Women’s Health Week 2020.

‘Check in on your health’ is this year’s message for what is Australia’s biggest week focusing on good health and wellbeing for all women, including LGBTI women and trans and gender diverse people of all ages.

Read more August 26, 2020 2:28 PM

Introducing Daniel Comensoli

To help you learn more about the Alliance and the way we work, we'd like you to meet our team and various community members. Firstly, let us introduce Daniel Comensoli. 

Read more August 14, 2020 3:21 PM

Victoria, we stand with you

We know Victorians are hurting right now. Our Victorian communities and members we stand with you. 

Read more August 04, 2020 4:55 PM

Submission to Family Violence Inquiry

Letter from the LGBTI Health Alliance to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs' inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence - 24 July 2020. 

Read more July 29, 2020 4:06 PM

Impact of COVID-19 on Older LGBTI Australians

A diverse group of 17 older self-identified LGBTI people were recruited to describe their experience of living in self-isolation. 

Read more July 23, 2020 10:10 AM

New phone number – new office location!

New office location, now in Pyrmont.

Read more July 23, 2020 9:09 AM

Submissions: Royal Commission into Aged Care

The entire aged care system needs to be re-designed so that LGBTI older people are at the centre of the system rather than resorting to ‘safety nets’ or adding things onto the system to make it inclusive.

Read more July 01, 2020 6:27 PM

COVID-19: Individual and Community Care for LGBTI People

This is a central resource space for our diverse LGBTI community members.


Read more June 01, 2020 11:46 AM

The Pledge

We have developed the #LGBTIHealthPledge to promote LGBTI inclusive principles and to ensure that LGBTI people are able to access safe, culturally appropriate and affirmative care during this challenging time.

Read more June 01, 2020 10:16 AM

Beta Test our New Website!

We're really excited to reveal our new website - now being beta tested. And we'd love your feedback. 

Read more June 01, 2020 9:18 AM

LGBTI People and Dementia

This guide was prepared by Dementia Australia for LGBTI people living with dementia, their families, friends and care partners.

Read more June 01, 2020 9:17 AM

Member Training Courses

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is a member-based organisation. Many of our Full Members provide LGBTIQ+ training and professional development in their local regions throughout Australia. This is a list of training opportunities currently available through our member organisations across Australia.

Read more May 31, 2020 8:34 AM

LGBTI Organisations and Policy: COVID-19

This is a central place for LGBTI organisations (the full members of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia) that are working to support LGBTI people throughout the changing COVID-19 environment.

Read more May 26, 2020 10:32 PM

Health and Wellbeing Services: COVID-19

We hope the referrals below can support your service to continue delivering to lgbti communities during the covid-19 viral pandemic.

Read more May 26, 2020 10:16 PM

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Calls for Intergenerational Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia supports government advice to all older LGBTI people to stay at home during this COVID 19 crisis.

Read more May 26, 2020 9:55 PM

2020 Webinar Series: LGBTI Experiences of COVID-19

COVID-19 Impacts | The National LGBTI Health Alliance: 2020 Webinar Series

Read more May 26, 2020 9:34 PM

MindOUT Webinar: Affirmative Practice During COVID-19

Just in time for IDAHOBIT, see how you can reduce discrimination in the workplace for LGBTI folk, and celebrate your LGBTI peers

Read more May 14, 2020 8:28 PM

Media Statement: The National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019 Key Findings

While there are some signs of improvement for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people since 2010 there is still work to be done.

Read more May 01, 2020 10:41 AM

Understanding the Differences: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

Each letter in ‘LGBTI’ contains a diverse range of real people, living real lives. This factsheet describes what each of the letters mean. 

Read more April 28, 2020 7:47 AM

Intersex for Allies

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) provides useful information to help allies understand the intersex spectrum and many experiences of intersex people. 

Read more April 27, 2020 3:35 PM

Writing Themselves In Publications

Writing Themselves In is the largest national study series exploring the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people in Australia. 

Read more April 27, 2020 3:29 PM

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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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