LGBTI Data: developing an evidence-informed environment for LGBTI health policy
The Alliance has released a discussion paper outlining why diverse sex, sexual orientation and gender indicators should be included in:
This paper provides both an overview of contexts and clear discussion points for improving methodological accuracy and achieving inclusion of LGBTI people in data collection and research.
- national, publicly funded health and other research;
- monitoring mechanisms including minimum data-sets (including mental health and suicide prevention); and
- the Australian Census.
Submission: A response to the 'Juvenile Detention Population in Australia 2012' Report
The Alliance has made a submission to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) with regards to their recent 'Juvenile Detention Population in Australia 2012' Report.
This report does not include any reference to LGBTI Populations. Based on research amongst other populations throughout the world, and on the reports of our members, we have reason to be concerned that the complex needs of young LGBTI people in dentention are not being met.
We recommend that the AIHW establish data collection and reporting measures that address the problems faced by juvenile LGBTI populations in detention.
Submission: ABS Sex Standard Review 2013
The Alliance has made a submission to the Australian Bureau of Statistics regarding the review of their 'Sex Standard'. The Sex Standard is used in all ABS household surveys and is a fundamental demographic characteristic used in social and population analysis. The Alliance proposes that the Sex Standard should:
- Acknowledge more than just biological 'sex'
- Include more than just 'male' and 'female'
- Explore and discuss the complexity of sex and gender
- Collect data on sexual orientation
Submission: Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012
The Alliance has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs regarding the exposure draft for the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012.
In our submission we offered our support for the bill. We made an effort to note that a range of concerns regarding this bill had no direct relevance to the addition of sexual orientation or gender attributes to the list of protected attributes.
Health in Difference 2013: Call for Proposals (Abstracts)
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The Conference Working Group invites contributions to the conference from individuals, groups and organisations.
Proposals may include an oral paper or poster presentation, workshops, panel discussions and sharing a creative piece or artwork.
We particularly encourage contributions that reflect the diverse perspectives and experiences of LGBTI individuals and communities, including indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and younger and older people.
beyondblue National Awareness Campaignbeyondblue National Awareness Campaign: The impact of discrimination on the mental health of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (GLBTI) populations.
Call for expressions of interest in campaign participation
beyondblue is conducting an awareness raising advertising campaign to prompt people to question their own discriminatory attitudes and behaviours in relation to LGBTI people. The campaign will also draw the attention of GLBTI communities to the impact of discrimination, the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as where to find help.
If you have a personal story to tell about the impact of discrimination on your mental health beyondblue would like to hear from you. Click here to share your story!
Media Release: LGBTI Aged Care initiatives welcomed
ACON and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have welcomed today’s (20/04/2012) announcement by the Australian Government to include LGBTI people as a special needs group under the Aged Care Act, and that $2.5m will be allocated over the next five years for LGBTI training of the aged care workforce.
“ACON is delighted that the Australian Government has recognised the value in delivering training for workers who provide aged care services to LGBTI people, and for such programs to be rolled out nationally,” said ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill.
“This is a vital initiative”, said Alliance General Manager, Warren Talbot, “which should see LGBTI aged training take place in every state and territory over the next five years”.
Below are some of our most recent submissions:
- Submission on WHO Social Determinants of Health Report Card [October 2012]
Arguing that the 'social determinants' model is applicable to the health of LGBTI Australians. Sexuality and gender identity should be recognised as social determinants of health, alongside other determinants including Indigenous and ethnic status.In this submission we point out the significant ommission of LGBTI people from the priority areas outlined in the Draft National Tobacco Strategy.
Emphasising that issues connected to palliative care significantly impact on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex community and on people living with HIV/AIDS and their carers and support networks
Alliance Strategic Plan Released!
Our Strategic Plan 2012-2015 has now been released.
After extensive consultation with our members we have developed a series of strategic priority areas that will help the National LGBTI Health Alliance to achieve it's vision of healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people and communities throughout Australia.
Building on our Strategic Framework (2010) this Strategic Plan covers areas such as context, vision, mission, values and strategic goals.