HiD 2018

“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 »

Violence in our communities: Working with LGBTIQ perpetrators of intimate partner violence

Description There is increasing evidence that rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) relationships are as high as in cisgender heterosexual relationships. Currently, almost all mainstream perpetrator intervention programs are not designed to adequately meet the specific and unique needs of LGBTIQ people who use family violence…. Continue reading Violence in our communities: Working with LGBTIQ perpetrators of intimate partner violence »

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 »

Making Australia better for trans young people: moving forward with the findings from Trans Pathways

Description Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted with trans young people in Australia on their mental health and experiences with accessing health services. Trans Pathways was an online, mixed-methods survey conducted with trans young people aged 14-25 years and parents of trans young people 25 and younger (trans young people n=859, parents/guardians n=194)…. Continue reading Making Australia better for trans young people: moving forward with the findings from Trans Pathways »