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
By J Pope

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