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Providing safe and remote services to LGBTIQ people due to the impact of COVID-19

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Rainbow Health Victoria, April 2020 We would like to acknowledge the difficult time we all face with the current public health crisis caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Overall, older people and those with underlying health conditions are more at risk. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities are known to have significant health disparities, which might...

Porn use is up, thanks to the pandemic

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The Conversation, 8th April 2020 Not all businesses are experiencing a downturn. The world’s largest pornography website, Pornhub, has reported large increases in traffic. In many regions, these spikes in use have occurred immediately after social distancing measures have been implemented. Why are people viewing more pornography? I’m a professor of clinical psychology who researches pornography...

Thorne Harbour Health calls for community to stop having casual sex during COVID-19

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Thorne Harbour Health – media release, 26 March 2020 For the first time in its four-decade history, Thorne Harbour Health is calling on communities to stop having casual sex in the face of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Thorne Harbour Health, formerly the Victorian AIDS Council, is calling on LGBTI communities and people living with HIV to limit their risk of COVID-19 transmission...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HIV & hepatitis C: What you need to know

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CATIE (Canada), 17 March 2020 An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with...

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...

Towards a Safe Place: Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence in LGBTIQA+ Communities (resource)

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Catalyst Foundation, 2019 The Towards a Safe Place project has created resources for LGBTIQA+ communities to use both as individuals or in communities to support and inform at risk individuals of available services and supports in relation to Domestic Violence and to increase awareness and understanding of Domestic Violence and its impact within LGBTIQA+ communities. We have worked closely...

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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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