Sexual Diversity in Aboriginal Sexual Health (video)

Young Deadly Free, September 2019

Experiences and tips for health workers when working in sexual health with the LGBTIQ community.

This video goes for 10 minutes & 50 seconds.

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  • Watch video embedded below or on YouTube here

Landmark indigenous suicide report paves way for LGBTI recognition

Star Observer, Oct 14, 2016

A FEDERAL report which has revealed the shocking rate of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations has also been hailed as revolutionary for LGBTI people by Indigenous advocates.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) was released today as a way to address the suicide crisis in Indigenous communities as Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley, Indigenous affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and Ken Wyatt plan to attend a roundtable with Indigenous leaders and community organisations to address the issue.

 

It’s time to talk about the suicide rates of Indigenous LGBTI people in Australia

Star Observer, March 21, 2016

Nobody knows exactly how many LGBTI Indigenous Australians commit suicide each year, but we know it’s a lot. A new report released last week has highlighted the urgent need to address this issue.

Held in 2015, the Sexuality and Gender Diverse Populations Roundtable hosted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) brought together about 25 Indigenous people from around Australia to discuss how to tackle the issue.

  • Read more here
  • Access Roundtable report (PDF) here

Aboriginal Gay, MSM, Sistergirl & Brotherboy Action Plan – Survey (SA)

Message from Gay Men’s Health SA, 19th June 2015

A Reference group of community members and Aboriginal health workers have been working to develop an Action Plan that addresses the culturally appropriate health and well-being of Gay Aboriginal men, MSM (men who have sex with men), Sistergirls and Brotherboys.

As part of consulting with community we have created a survey (see link below). You are encouraged to complete the survey.

The data will be used to develop the Action Plan. The survey will be open until July 26 and the data will be used to develop the Action Plan.

It will take about ten minutes and is completely confidential.

You can complete the survey here

 

LGBTI Indigenous Australians in remote communities lack visibility, inclusive services

Star Observer, August 25, 2014

LGBTI Indigenous Australians living in remote areas face a lack of visibility and inclusive services, the Australian Human Rights Commission has heard.

Read more here