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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...

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...

Public Cervix Announcement campaign

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Thorne Harbour Health, September 2019 Cancer Council Victoria, November 2019 As more research reveals concerning health outcomes for lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) identified women, it is encouraging that there is a shift in focus towards improving health for LBQ women from both mainstream and LGBTIQ health organisations. As part of Women’s Health Week (September 2 – 6) we thought we’d take...

Sexual minority women face barriers to health care

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The Conversation, October 23, 2019 9.25pm AEDT Stigma and discrimination are common experiences that people who identify as LGBT or sexual minority face when accessing health services. One report found that one in seven LGBT people in the UK avoided seeking healthcare for fear of discrimination from staff. As many as one in four also experienced negative remarks against LGBT people from...

When Love Hurts: Domestic Violence Through the Lens of LGBTIQ+ Relationships

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Diversity Council Australia (DCA), 21 Oct 2019 Power and control drive all domestic violence cases. But how does intimate partner violence play out in same sex and LGBTIQ+ relationships? What differences are there, and how do we recognise and put safety strategies in place to support them? The Art of Inclusion* is DCA’s own podcast, peering into the lives of fascinating people, whose...

Is the world becoming more gay-friendly?

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By Amy Adamczyk, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, via BBC 29/05/2019 When Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions, hundreds of gay people marked the occasion by registering to marry. It marked a significant change on the island, where the majority of people only relatively recently became supportive of same-sex relationships. In many other places there has also been...

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