HiD 2018

‘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 »

Developing acceptance and understanding of trans and gender diverse loved ones: Working with parents and families

Description While trans and gender diverse people often seek psychological help and counseling to aid in their transition and achieving a desired life, parents and families of TGD people may be left unsupported. These people may struggle understand their loved ones identity, have difficulty reconciling the persons‰’ affirmed gender identity with their history, be grieving… Continue reading Developing acceptance and understanding of trans and gender diverse loved ones: Working with parents and families »

Queer Femme – Fierce and Proud

Description This presentation will explore the findings from the Masters Of Sexology Dissertation on The Meaning, Experiences and Identity Formation Process for Queer Femme. This is an often invisible identity, but one that is held by people of a variety of sexes, genders and sexual orietnations. The meaning attributed to this identity varies from person… Continue reading Queer Femme – Fierce and Proud »

One‰’s Place in Community: Service Evolution to Help LGBTIQ People Connect in a Digital Age

Description Established in 1995, Bfriend is a unique LGBTIQ support service funded by the Government of South Australia and is amongst the last remaining LGBTIQ specific services in SA. Best known for its free peer mentoring program that connects LGBTIQ people with volunteers from the community, these ‰link-ups‰ enable newly identifying people to discuss sexuality… Continue reading One‰’s Place in Community: Service Evolution to Help LGBTIQ People Connect in a Digital Age »