HiD 2018

Baylin’s Gift

Description I want to demonstrate to our children the absolute importance of loving themselves. Celebrating and being proud of all that they are. We lost our son Baylin to suicide last year. He was gay. He hated who he was. In my letter he said “the reason I am here is because I couldn’t come… Continue reading Baylin’s Gift »

An Insight into the Positive Self-Management Program for ageing people living with HIV

Description This presentation outlines the Positive Self Management program for LGBTI people ageing with HIV. The Positive Self-Management Program is a series of sessions specifically for people living with HIV 50 & over, delivered in weekly sessions for six weeks. The internationally accredited Program is facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom… Continue reading An Insight into the Positive Self-Management Program for ageing people living with HIV »

Co-designing suicide prevention interventions with the LGBTI+ community in North-Western Melbourne

Description As part of the Commonwealth Government‰’s goal of reducing the suicide rate, twelve population based trials for suicide prevention and intervention have been funded across Australia and are being co-designed by Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and their local communities. These trials focus on populations with high rates of suicide. North-Western Melbourne PHN is one… Continue reading Co-designing suicide prevention interventions with the LGBTI+ community in North-Western Melbourne »

Working better with LGBQ young people in AOD treatment services

Description In 2016-17 YSAS conducted a census of the psychosocial complexity facing young people in the Victorian and Queensland youth alcohol and other drug systems. The results of over 2500 young people enrolled in the services at this time show the complexity present in these young people’s lives in terms of family, education and employment,… Continue reading Working better with LGBQ young people in AOD treatment services »

“Islam and queer identity‰” how it is impacting the attitudes of LGBTIQ Muslims in Australia

Description Islam is a very diverse faith group with some 1.6 billion followers on six continents. In most Muslim countries, homosexuality is illegal and in some countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, it is punishable by death. Despite being young compared to Judaism or Christianity Islam doesn‰’t provide any clear and specific definition of sexual… Continue reading “Islam and queer identity‰” how it is impacting the attitudes of LGBTIQ Muslims in Australia »