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LGBTQ Online Forum: COVID-19 & Our Communities

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ACON, April 2020 When: Monday 6 April 2020, 3pm-4.30pm (Virtual Event via Zoom) ACON will be hosting a live online information session to explore coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on sexuality and gender diverse communities on Monday 6 April 3pm – 4.30pm. The forum will include experts from community, public health and medicine, who will talk through issues, answer questions and provide...

TREATY BODIES: FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH SHOW INTERNATIONAL LAW INCREASINGLY PROTECTS LGBTI PERSONS’ RIGHTS

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ASIA PACIFIC ALLIANCE FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS (APA),  2020 The United Nations Treaty Bodies are an authoritative source of international law, and have steadily contributed to protecting the human rights of LGBTI persons. A review of their activities in 2017 and 2018, released by ILGA World, shows that references to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex...

New resource: LGBTI R U OK? Conversation Guide

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National LGBTI Health Alliance and R U OK?,  February 2020 “Life can be challenging, and we all need support during times of grief, loss, relationship breakdown and when we’re under work or financial pressure. On top of this, LGBTI people might be subject to prejudice, stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence.”  National LGBTI Health Alliance has collaborated with R U OK? to...

Snapshot of mental health and suicide prevention statistics for LGBTI people

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The National LGBTI Health Alliance (The Alliance), February 2020 Although many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of...

SHINE SA a signatory to the South Australian joint statement against the Religious Discrimination Bill

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February 27th, 2020 We the undersigned represent a range of researchers, community service organisations and advocacy groups that support communities throughout South Australia. We are united in our concerns about the draft Religious Discrimination Bill and its potential to cause harm to the communities we serve. We respect the diversity of Australia and celebrate the multitude of beliefs...

Call for allies to step up with LGBTQ distress ‘worse than after postal survey’

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Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2020 Four out of five LGBTQ+ people say they feel worse now than they did after the “yes” vote on same-sex marriage, describing the debate over religious discrimination as “Marriage Equality 2.0” because it is amplifying negative voices. The findings are from the Make Love Louder report by Macquarie University researcher Shirleene...

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