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New resources to support LGBTIQ+ community with online safety

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The eSafety Commissioner (Australia), released September 2022 The eSafety Commissioner has launched new resources to help the LGBTIQ+ community safely navigate the online world, featuring guidance on a range of issues, from dealing with trolls to meeting people online. LGBTIQ+ people are more than twice as likely to experience online hate speech than other Australians, with 30 per cent targeted...

Analysis of non-binary sex responses in the 2021 Census

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Released 27/09/2022 The 2021 Census allowed all respondents to select from three response options for the sex question: male, female and non-binary sex. The purpose of the addition of the non-binary sex option was to allow respondents to participate in the Census when the male or female sex categories did not accurately describe their sex. As described...

Opening Doors: Ensuring LGBTIQ-inclusive family, domestic and sexual violence services

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, October 13th 2022 LGBTIQ people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) should be able to choose from and readily access a range of services that provide expert support in ways that respect and affirm their lives, bodies, identities and relationships. However, there remain significant gaps in access to...

First Queer Minds Matter workshop this Friday (free event)

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Queer Minds Matter, August 2022 Queer Minds Matter is a unique program that runs mental health awareness sessions for LGBTIQA+ people. The project began last year when Emma O’Loughlin teamed up with Margie Fischer from Feast Queer Youth Drop In to run 3 sessions about BPD and mental health for the LGBTIQA+ community, with a small grant for Mental Health Awareness Month. They received...

A systematic review of the health and health care of rural sexual and gender minorities

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Nic Giolla Easpaig B, Reynish TD, Hoang H, Bridgman H, Corvinus-Jones SL, Auckland S. A systematic review of the health and health care of rural sexual and gender minorities in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Rural Remote Health. 2022 Jul;22(3):6999. doi: 10.22605/RRH6999. Epub 2022 Jul 7. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and people with a diversity of sexual...

New resources for LGBTIQA+ people with disability

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Thorne Harbour Health, July 2022 Thorne Harbour Health and Inclusion Melbourne have released a set of resources for LGBTIQA+ people with disability to understand their rights and navigate Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). LGBTIQA+ people with disability consistently indicate that they have had poor experiences navigating both the NDIS planning process and working with NDIS...

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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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