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New fact sheet: Gender and Sexual Diversity 101

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SHINE SA, June 2022 SHINE SA have recently put together a new Information Sheet: Gender and Sexual Diversity 101. This resource is for those who want to know more about gender diversity and sexual diversity. The fact sheet covers: What is gender diversity? Terms to get you started- Gender (including  gender identity, gender expression, and gender roles) Sex (including intersex people) Download...

The Cost of Adverse LGBTIQ+ Mental Health

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Thorne Harbour Health, 30 May 2022 The poor mental health outcomes of LGBTIQ+ Victorians comes at an economic and financial cost estimated to be as high as $3 billion in research released today. Commissioned by Thorne Harbour Health, the report findings from Deloitte show the rate of lifetime mental health for LGBTIQ+ Victorians is 73%, significantly higher than the 46% among the general...

Sex Ed Guide for Self-Advocates: Written for People on the Autism Spectrum Aged 15+

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Organization For Autism Research (USA), 2019 onwards This guide is a sexuality and sex education resource written specifically for people on the autism spectrum age 15 and up. People on the autism spectrum sometimes don’t have the chance to learn about sexuality and sex in ways that work for them, so OAR created this guide as a starting point to change that.  In each of the nine sections of the...

The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people

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Cooper, K., Butler, C., Russell, A. et al. The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people: a phenomenological study with young people and their parents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2022). Abstract: Gender dysphoria is distress in relation to incongruence between an individual’s gender and sex assigned at birth. Gender clinics offer support for gender dysphoria, and there is a...

Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for intersex people

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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2021.  Authors: Michael Frommer, John Howell, Edward Santow, Dr Susan Cochrane, and Bruce Alston. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with...

Protecting LGBTIQ+ voices online

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The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety), August 2021 This research explores how people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are affected by adult cyber abuse and online lateral abuse (abuse between members within a community). The findings are based on group discussions with relevant community service providers and advocacy organisations, plus interviews with LGBTIQ+ adults. It can be difficult for people who...

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