HiD 2021

LGBTQI Mental Health and the Marriage Law Postal Survey

Description The Marriage Law postal survey was a pivotal and divisive period in Australian history. It highlighted discrimination toward LGBTQI Australians, while also increasing the prevalence and acceptability of such discrimination. Public health experts warned about a negative impact onhe mental health of LGBTQI people during this period, and LGBTQI organisations reported a significant increase… Continue reading LGBTQI Mental Health and the Marriage Law Postal Survey »

“What’s fabulous about being non-binary?”: Non-cisgenderist clinical responses to systemic trauma

Description Non-binary people often experience routine erasure, discrimination, and mistreatment. Many non-binary people encounter systemic forms of trauma every day in their relationships, families, communities, and public lives. Most therapists apply methods that make non-binary people feel further invalidated, misunderstood, or oppressed. This presentation will address the challenges professionals face when helping people to heal… Continue reading “What’s fabulous about being non-binary?”: Non-cisgenderist clinical responses to systemic trauma »

Developing an eLearning resource for those supporting LGBTIQ people with changed behaviours in dementia

Description More than 47 million people worldwide are living with dementia. More than 244 Australians are diagnosed with dementia daily. Changed behaviours or behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) occur in up to 90% of those with dementia. Personal history is an important factor in the presentation and management of changed behaviours in dementia…. Continue reading Developing an eLearning resource for those supporting LGBTIQ people with changed behaviours in dementia »

Racism, white supremacy and settler colonialism within LGBTIQ service providers, organising and communities

Description This workshop is about racism, white supremacy and settler colonialism within LGBTIQ service providers, organising and communities. The discussion will first define what white supremacy, racism and settler colonialism is and provide case studies or examples of how it plays out in LGBTIQ communities. I‰’ll look to the history of LGBTIQ advocacy in this… Continue reading Racism, white supremacy and settler colonialism within LGBTIQ service providers, organising and communities »

The Shape of Us: Comorbidity of Gender Dysphoria and Disordered Eating

Description Eating disorders are prevalent at an epidemic level within the trans community, with 2 in every 3 trans people having some form of restrictive or purging practices. However, standard treatment methods that follow a ‘positive body image’ capacity-building model are often at odds with the dysphoric trans experience and prove highly ineffective in these… Continue reading The Shape of Us: Comorbidity of Gender Dysphoria and Disordered Eating »

Living outside the binary: bisexual & non-binary experiences of social recognition.

Description Human rights discourse centres around freedom and equality, but these ideas only become truly valuable when paired with social recognition. While there has recently been increased recognition of same-gender attracted people, people who do not fit into a socially normative binary definition of sexuality / gender have not reached the same level of recognition…. Continue reading Living outside the binary: bisexual & non-binary experiences of social recognition. »