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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...

New ‘Trans @ School’ resource

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 LGBTI Legal Service, Legal Aid Queensland and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, in consultation with the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, 2020 This resource has been developed in consultation with the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, young people, parents and educators. School is an important part of life for children and young people. Schools not only have an ethical duty, but a...

Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows

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University of Washington, November 18, 2019 Children who identify as the gender matching their sex at birth tend to gravitate toward the toys, clothing and friendships stereotypically associated with that gender. Transgender children do the same with the gender they identify as, regardless of how long they have actually lived as a member of that gender. New findings from the largest study of...

Trans @ Work: a guide for trans employees, their employers, and colleagues

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Queensland Human Rights Commission, 2019 This information is for trans and gender diverse employees, their employers, managers and colleagues who are seeking guidance on issues associated with transitioning at work. The guidelines suggest ways to: work together the achieve a successful transition in the workplace; address pre-employment issues; and provide ongoing support to trans employees. Why...

He, she, or … ? Gender-neutral pronouns reduce biases – study

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The Guardian, Tue 6 Aug 2019 05.00 AEST A new study has found that using a gender-neutral pronoun reduces mental biases that favour men, and boosts positive feelings towards women and LGBT people. The finding marks an easy win, the researchers believe, and shows how a minor change in language can help chip away at long-standing gender inequities. Read more here  Access abstract of journal paper...

Respectful reporting on gender identity

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, 10 January 2017 Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, said that despite great advances in recent years, misgendering still occurs in the media and can be particularly harmful to trans people. “Getting the language right is respectful and easy to achieve,” Commissioner Hilton said. The Victorian...

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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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