Research Matters: What does LGBTIQ mean?

Rainbow Health Victoria, 06 Oct 2020

Rainbow Health Victoria has launched a new series of information resources called Research Matters. This series aims to deliver accessible and concise briefings on current research relevant to LGBTIQ health and wellbeing.

This includes looking at concepts and definitions as well as research relevant to particular communities or issues within the LGBTIQ ‘umbrella’. The aim of these papers is to provide knowledge that is useful to you in developing training, resources, policy and service delivery. We also hope to promote thinking and discussion amongst the sectors engaged in LGBTIQ health and wellbeing.

The first issue in this series is Research Matters: What does LGBTIQ mean?. This evidence brief focusses on the concepts of sex, gender and sexuality and what lies underneath the definitions collected together in the acronym ‘LGBTIQ’.