HiD 2018

Loneliness and the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people aged 50 and over

Description Recent research has identified higher rates of loneliness among older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people than one would usually expect to find in the general population. In an Australian study on the health and wellbeing of 312 LGBTIQ people aged 50 and over, loneliness was associated with living alone, not… Continue reading Loneliness and the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people aged 50 and over »

Risky Business: Re-thinking the normalisation of drinking within LBQ women‰’s communities

Description VAC‰’s Reach Out, Reach Up project is part of VicHealth‰’s Alcohol Culture Change Initiative. The initiative is targeting nine sub-groups which have been identified as having higher rates of drinking than the general population. Middle-aged lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women were identified as being one such sub-group after research found LBQ women were… Continue reading Risky Business: Re-thinking the normalisation of drinking within LBQ women‰’s communities »

Intersectionality LGBTIQA/CaLD/Disabilities

Description The workshop will explore the intersectionalility LGBTIQ/Cald/Disability Presenters Margherita Coppolino | Mail@margheritacoppolino.com.au Margherita is the current President of National Disability Alliance and a Proud our Lesbian who is Short Statured Person and is 1st generation Australia with Silician background  

Creating community: How Encampment‰’s peer-led model works with young LGBT people to build communities and capacity

Description Encampment is a Canberra-based camp for young people who identify as LGBTIQ and their allies. Encampment provides a networking opportunity as well as a skill building and development environment. The two day camp hosts a number of services and community representatives to help support, engage, educate and connect young people with local services and… Continue reading Creating community: How Encampment‰’s peer-led model works with young LGBT people to build communities and capacity »

A human rights perspective: The impacts of pathologisation on trans and gender diverse communities

Description Trans and gender diverse people in Australia still do not have autonomy over our own bodies or healthcare in both a legal and medical context. This workshop will explore the historic and on-going pathologisation of trans and gender diverse people in Australia from a human rights perspective. How do our laws govern the bodies… Continue reading A human rights perspective: The impacts of pathologisation on trans and gender diverse communities »

‘Inviting in‰’ the family: enhancing affirmation of diverse gender during school years

Description Increasing numbers of people are identifying as transgender or gender diverse during their primary and secondary school years and an understanding and celebration of these young people‰’s identity by family, educational and social environments is integral to their well-being. This presents a considerable challenge for parents, educators and social and counselling services trying to… Continue reading ‘Inviting in‰’ the family: enhancing affirmation of diverse gender during school years »