HiD 2018

Queer Sisterhood: Building Community for & with Queer Refugee Women

Description When my partner and I came to Australia seeking protection 5 years ago, we were excluded from all communities (ethnic, refugee or queer) because of the existing homophobia, racism, sexism as well as the lack of understanding of specific challenges that LGBTIQ refugees face. Needs like having inclusive services, understanding of sexuality in connection… Continue reading Queer Sisterhood: Building Community for & with Queer Refugee Women »

Acknowledging and Celebrating LGBTI Elders – a partnership approach

Description This presentation will showcase the impact of a partnership approach in the planning and development of major events in Melbourne acknowledging and celebrating LGBTI elders throughout October 2017. These events, the 3rd National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference and the inaugural Coming Back Out Ball drew national and international attention to the experiences… Continue reading Acknowledging and Celebrating LGBTI Elders – a partnership approach »

Our Well-Being Matters: Sexuality and Gender diverse or LGBTQI populations‰’ social and emotional well-being counts (first stage)

Description The diversity of cultures across Australia contributes to the multi-cultural society of which people live and grow. Within this broad interpretation of Australian culture different populations have their own interpretations of what attributes to positive well-being. This includes work, family and home life and how we each expect to be treated, loved and respected… Continue reading Our Well-Being Matters: Sexuality and Gender diverse or LGBTQI populations‰’ social and emotional well-being counts (first stage) »

At Your Cervix: Overcoming barriers to cervical screening among LGBTIQ people with a cervix

Description Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet studies show that LGBTIQ people are less likely than the general population to attend cervical screening. Data from the Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) 2016 shows that almost 20 percent of women in the LGBTIQ community have never had a Pap test… Continue reading At Your Cervix: Overcoming barriers to cervical screening among LGBTIQ people with a cervix »

Outing family violence: Developing LGBTI-inclusive family violence services

Description The dominant approach to family violence focuses on violence committed by men against their female partners and children. This approach understands family violence as an expression of the gendered and unequal relationships between men and women. However, an exclusively gendered model contributes to the invisibility of same-sex intimate partner violence and violence within families… Continue reading Outing family violence: Developing LGBTI-inclusive family violence services »