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Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

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Reframing Autism, June 17th 2021; Written by Sam Rose with Melanie Heyworth In recent years, it has become widely accepted that there is a considerable overlap between the Autistic and the LGBTIQA+ communities. However, a corresponding effort to support the Autistic-LGBTIQA+ community has not been forthcoming, and there is a striking lack of resource allocation, acceptance, and support for this...

2021 Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention statistics for LGBTI People (Report)

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, May 13, 2021 Although many LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown 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 stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and abuse on the basis of being LGBTI. The 2021...

Bisexual men feel more HIV stigma, are lonelier and more socially isolated than gay men

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nam/aidsmap, 20 April 2021 Bisexual men living with HIV in Australia reported greater levels of self-stigma, worse self-image and poorer emotional wellbeing compared to gay men. They also reported less social support and fewer connections to the LGBTQ community and to other people living with HIV. These men expressed feelings of social isolation and highlighted fears of rejection associated with...

Gender Adventure Workshops for Newly Identified Trans and Gender Diverse Young People

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SHINE SA, April 2021 SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service presents GENDER ADVENTURE: Free Online Workshops for newly identified Trans and Gender Diverse Young People Who are these workshops for? People who are newly identified or out as trans and gender diverse, and who are also young people aged between 18 to 25. What will we cover? Exploring your own identity Self care and wellbeing Coming...

Healing Spiritual Harms: Supporting Recovery from LGBTQA+ Change and Suppression Practices

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The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, February 2021 This research report presents findings from a project conducted in partnership with the Brave Network, the Australian LGBTIQ+ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and the Victorian Government on recovery support needs of survivors of LGBTQA+ change and suppression (conversion) practices. Studies suggest that at...

Most women who commit family violence turn to verbal abuse, report finds

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The Guardian, 13/01/2021 Australian-first research on women who abuse their partners and children has found women’s violence is underpinned by different motivations and dynamics to those of violent men. Led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Curtin University in collaboration with not-for-profit organisations Baptcare and Berry Street, it is the first Australian research to examine...

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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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