HiD 2018

Delivering a Rapid Community Response to LGBTI Victorians Affected by the Marriage Equality Postal Survey and Debate

Description This presentation will explore the emergency response by VAC and partner community health organisations to support Victorian LGBTI communities affected by the marriage equality postal vote and associated debate. The process stimulated significant trans, bi and homophobia; the aim of this multi-organisational response was to ensure an affirmative, timely response which met the mental… Continue reading Delivering a Rapid Community Response to LGBTI Victorians Affected by the Marriage Equality Postal Survey and Debate »

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 »

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 »