SHine launches LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect Workforce Training Package

SHine is excited to launch its LGBTI Cultural safety and Respect Training Package!

Creating and sustaining a workplace that values and celebrates sexual and
gender diversity has far reaching benefits for all of the stakeholders in your

By providing a culture of safety and respect for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, clients or other
stakeholders, your organisation as a whole will benefit from a culture that
values and upholds diversity of all kinds.

SHine SA is the first and only South Australian organisation to be awarded
Rainbow Tick Accreditation for LGBTI Inclusive practice. We are also respected
for our education and training, making us ideally placed to train your staff on
LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect.

Training outcomes:

> A clear understanding of the definitions and concepts around
LGBTI communities
> An awareness of assumptions, values and beliefs regarding LGBTI people and communities
> Knowledge of Anti-discrimination laws in SA (and recourse)
> How to create a safe and inclusive environment in the workplace for LGBTI people
> An understanding of how to use inclusive and respectful language
> An understanding of the intersectionality of LGBTI and
other identities
> Knowledge of where to find further resources and support services

When: Friday, 24 June 2016, 9am – 12.30pm
Where: SHine SA, 64c Woodville Rd, Woodville (parking off Bower St)
Cost: $75 per person (Student and group discounts available upon application)
Morning tea provided.

Registration: Click here to register

Enquiries: Janiece Pope via email here or on 8300 5300

Download flyer here (PDF) LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect training

Study shows teen girls’ sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual behavior

Science Daily,

About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study of close to 3,000 adolescent girls that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Read more here

Women on average are physiologically sexually aroused to both male and female sexual stimuli

University of Essex, 05 November 2015

When it comes to what turns them on, women are either bisexual or gay, but never straight, according to a new study by the University of Essex.

Whereas previous research has shown that women generally are sexually aroused by both men and women to varying degrees, it overlooked the differences between women who are straight or gay.

  • Read more of press release from University of Essex here
  • View article abstract for ‘Sexual Arousal and Masculinity-Femininity of Women’ here

‘I’m a bisexual homoromantic’: why young people are rejecting old labels

The Guardian, Wed 19th August 2015

A YouGov poll this week put the number of 18- to 24-year-old Brits who identify as entirely heterosexual at 46%, while just 6% would call themselves exclusively gay. Sexuality now falls between the lines: identity is more pliable, and fluidity more acceptable, than ever before.

Read more here

Why Straight Men Have Sex With Each Other, August 5, 2015

When straight women hook up with other straight women, no real explanation is required; when straight men hook up with other straight men, it’s a different story.

This divide stems from a common understanding of human sexuality: The female variety of it is more malleable, more inherently open to experimentation and variety, than the male variety. In Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, out last month from NYU Press, Jane Ward, an associate professor of women’s studies at the University of California, Riverside, makes the case that this is a flawed understanding.

Read more here

Why are lesbians drinking so much?, 6:56 p.m. EDT June 16, 2015

For years, academic research has shown that lesbian and bisexual women abuse alcohol at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts.


Read more here