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Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

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Reframing Autism, June 17th 2021; Written by Sam Rose with Melanie Heyworth In recent years, it has become widely accepted that there is a considerable overlap between the Autistic and the LGBTIQA+ communities. However, a corresponding effort to support the Autistic-LGBTIQA+ community has not been forthcoming, and there is a striking lack of resource allocation, acceptance, and support for this...

2021 Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention statistics for LGBTI People (Report)

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, May 13, 2021 Although many LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown 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 stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and abuse on the basis of being LGBTI. The 2021...

South Australian Launch of Writing Themselves in 4: Webinar Invite

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SHINE SA, April 2021 This year one of the largest ever studies on the experiences of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia was released: Writing Themselves In 4. The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University asked 6,418 LGBTQA+ people aged 14 to 21 about their experiences with education, homelessness, harassment, assault, mental health, community...

Gender Adventure Workshops for Newly Identified Trans and Gender Diverse Young People

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SHINE SA, April 2021 SHINE SA’s Gender¬†Wellbeing¬†Service presents GENDER ADVENTURE: Free Online Workshops for newly identified Trans and Gender Diverse Young People Who are these workshops for? People who are newly identified or out as trans and gender diverse, and who are also young people aged between 18 to 25. What will we cover? Exploring your own identity Self care and wellbeing Coming...

Writing Themselves In 4 report released: SA-specific and national

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, 2/2/21 This report describes South Australia-specific findings from Writing Themselves In 4: a national survey of health and wellbeing among LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. Writing Themselves In 4 involved an online survey of people living in Australia aged between 14 and 21 years who identified as LGBTIQA+...

New Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020 LGBTIQ+ Standard

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¬†Australian Bureau of Statistics, Published January 14th 2021 The Standard for Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables, 2020 (“2020 Standard”) has been developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to standardise the collection and dissemination of data relating to sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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