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MindOUT Webinar: The Impact of Bisexual+ Invisibility on Mental Health

Bisexual+ people are thought to be the largest group in the LGBTIQ+ population, yet are commonly misunderstood by mainstream society and often invisible in the broader LGBTIQ+ discourse.

Read more April 01, 2020 9:24 PM

COVID-19 and LGBTI Communities

The Australian Federation of AIDS Arganisations and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia call for health practitioners and medical professionals to ensure the health needs of LGBTIQ+ people are considered across all responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more March 30, 2020 7:33 PM

Statement on Impact of COVID-19

We know that this is a challenging time for every person. There are particular challenges in our communities, and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia would like offer support in a meaningful way. 

Read more March 30, 2020 1:56 PM

COVID-19: Royal Commision into Aged Care Update

LGBTI EXPERIENCE OF THE AGED CARE SYSTEM:

The Alliance has been funded to represent the views, experiences and aspirations of older LGBTI people utilising the aged care system.

Read more March 26, 2020 8:12 PM

Dementia Australia Resources

Dementia Australia advocates for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers. They have developed a suite of resources for LGBTI people with dementia, their families and carers, and services providers. Follow the link below to access the full set of resources.

Read more March 26, 2020 10:11 AM

Statement on Impact of COVID-19: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

After consideration of the current advice that is being provided with regard to coronavirus and ways to reduce transmission, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, 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) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities, has decided to:

Read more March 17, 2020 7:22 PM

Submission: Religious Discrimination Bill

The Alliance supports the federal government’s commitment to provide comprehensive protection from discrimination for people of faith in areas of public life, provided that these laws do not sanction and enable new forms of discrimination against LGBTI people.

Read more February 07, 2020 7:30 AM

Submission: Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Mental Health

We welcome the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report, and its recognition that LGBTI people are more likely than the general population to face stigma and discrimination, and that we are highlighted as a population group at higher risk of poor mental health and suicidal behaviours.

Read more January 29, 2020 3:51 PM

Rainbow Ageing Papers

Rainbow Ageing is a national research project that aims to provide new data on the health and well-being of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Australians.

Read more January 08, 2020 3:34 PM

3rd National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care

In October 2019, thirty-five delegates attended the 3rd National Roundtable on Ageing and Aged Care. This meeting produced some clear directions for the Alliance to work towards in the ageing and aged care space. 

Read more October 23, 2019 8:58 PM

Census 2021: Share Your Voice with our Template Letter

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has prepared the following letter template for Members, which calls for the meaningful inclusion of LGBTI people in the 2021 Census.

Read more October 17, 2019 8:14 PM

Joint Statement in Support of LGBTI Inclusion in the 2021 Census

JOINT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE INCLUSION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND INTERSEX STATUS IN THE 2021 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING

Read more October 09, 2019 8:18 PM

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: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia 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 LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’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



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