HiD 2021

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. »

Coping with the Marriage Equality Debate – Results of a national online survey

Description This presentation outlines the results of an online survey of adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) to investigate the effects of exposure to negative messages in the context of the Australian marriage equality debate (MED). The survey investigated perceived stress as a result of exposure to negative messages about… Continue reading Coping with the Marriage Equality Debate – Results of a national online survey »

Storylines of a brotherboy Taz Clay

Description I‰’m an Aboriginal transgender male known as a brotherboy. I come from the Kalkadoon and Bwgcolman nations in North Queensland. I am one of the several predominate brotherboys in our community making resources for community through videos, radio interviews, speaking at events, writing articles and more to create safe resources for other brotherboys that… Continue reading Storylines of a brotherboy Taz Clay »

Social Strategies, Digital Media and Place: Resilience among health service providers working with gender- and sexually-diverse youth in Western Australia

Description Little is known of how service providers working with vulnerable gender- and sexually-diverse young people perceive and manage their own resilience, and how they understand the relationship between resilience, care of self, and provision of care to others. The resilience of service providers has an impact on outcomes for clients, co-workers, families, communities. This… Continue reading Social Strategies, Digital Media and Place: Resilience among health service providers working with gender- and sexually-diverse youth in Western Australia »