HiD 2018

The Lived Experiences of Asexual-Spectrum Identifying Males

Description Asexual-spectrum identities (ASIs) are a range of human sexual-orientations, characterised by the lack of experiencing sexual attraction. ASIs have only recently gained more of an academic focus, leaving this population largely misunderstood. ASIs are over-pathologised, and conflated with diagnoses of male hypoactive sexual desire disorder (MHSDD). This study examined the lived experiences of males… Continue reading The Lived Experiences of Asexual-Spectrum Identifying Males »

LGBTI Community Visitors

Description This presentation will discuss the role of LGBTI specialist Community Visitors Schemes (CVS) in improving the overall physical and mental health of LGBTI seniors. The aim of the presentation is to address the impact that going into aged care can have on an individual‰Ûªs connection to the LGBTI community, as discussed by LGBTI seniors,… Continue reading LGBTI Community Visitors »

Using Personal Communities to Understand Relationships in Gay Men‰’s Lives

Description The predominant framework used to conceptualise the relationships of gay men and lesbians is based upon the notion of ‰’choice‰’. This framework provides a narrow and limited theoretical perspective for understanding the lives of gay men. A more complex understanding of gay men‰’s affiliations has the potential to illuminate spaces where action can be… Continue reading Using Personal Communities to Understand Relationships in Gay Men‰’s Lives »

‘Do they mean us?‰’ Communicating to LGBTI consumers

Description How can aged care, health and human services organisation authentically and effectively communicate a message of welcome and inclusivity to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people? Communicating and creating a genuine welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTI people is extremely important, and requires planning and a range of considerations. This workshop will… Continue reading ‘Do they mean us?‰’ Communicating to LGBTI consumers »

We are still still standing

Description We are still standing: Working It Out is a gender, sexuality, and bodily status support and education service established 19 years ago within a strong community cultural context, and this defines our way of working. We are still standing after all this time, despite a growing push back and neo-conservative environment. We have been… Continue reading We are still still standing »

Supporting LGBTIQ People Living with Cognitive Disability in Sexual Health and Education

Description Family Planning Victoria (FPV) aims to raise awareness of the importance of sexual and reproductive health information for LGBTIQ people living with cognitive disability, their families and support providers. While there is limited research across the LGBTIQ and disability sectors, a current sociological study suggests that LGBTIQ people living with disability may be at… Continue reading Supporting LGBTIQ People Living with Cognitive Disability in Sexual Health and Education »