Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIASB+ people and mental health and wellbeing


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 2023. Authors: Madi Day, Bronwyn Carlson, Dameyon Bonson and Terri Farrelly. The high rates of suicide-related behaviour among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, combined with similar evidence relating to LGBTQIA+ people, suggest that there is a need to investigate the compound risk of suicide-related behaviour among people who are...

Treating sistagirls, brothaboys, and gender diverse mob (Factsheet)


Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales, 2020 This fact sheet offers a question-and-answer format to help health practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers, doctors, nurses or other people working with gender diverse patients to better understand how to talk to and connect with sistergirls, brotherboys and other patients in an appropriate way.  Please note: this document...

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...

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...

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)...

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