HiD 2018

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 »

My Other Closet the Cabaret: A Unique DV Prevention Strategy Using Personal Story & Music

Description Research shows that LGBTQ Australians experience intimate partner violence (IPV) at similar rates to cisgender, heterosexual women. However it is poorly understood by the communities it effects and those who could help them. Part entertainment & part education, ‰’My Other Closet the Cabaret‰’ is a first-hand account of one gay man‰’s true-life journey to… Continue reading My Other Closet the Cabaret: A Unique DV Prevention Strategy Using Personal Story & Music »

Developing LGBTIQ inclusive practice guidelines for the Australian housing and homelessness sectors

Description This workshop will be divided into 2 sections. The first section will provide a brief overview of findings from the LGBTIQ homelessness project in relation to services access and barriers. We will draw on the data from our semi-structured interviews with homelessness service providers and LGBTIQ clients, and our TGD model of care pilot…. Continue reading Developing LGBTIQ inclusive practice guidelines for the Australian housing and homelessness sectors »

Progress or prevarication: intersex rights in Australia

Description Individuals born with intersex variations are routinely subject to ‰’normalising‰’ medical interventions, often in childhood. Opposition to such interventions has been met by attempts to discredit critics, and reasserted clinical authority over the bodies of women and men with ‰’disorders of sex development‰’. However, claims of clinical consensus have been selectively constructed and applied,… Continue reading Progress or prevarication: intersex rights in Australia »

Creating Connected and Supportive Queer Communities

Description Whereas social isolation is a known risk factors for poor mental health and suicide, social participation and social inclusion have positive implications for the health and wellbeing of both individuals and communities. Consequently, connection to a community is a group-level coping resource that facilitates belonging that arises by being with others. However due to… Continue reading Creating Connected and Supportive Queer Communities »