HiD 2021

What is going wrong for young queer women? High rates of mental distress and diagnoses – Sydney Women‰’s Health Survey (SWASH) results

Description Australian and international research demonstrates that lesbian, bisexual, queer (LBQ) women have worse mental health than the general population, due to stigma, family and community rejection and discrimination. SWASH is a longitudinal cross-sectional health survey for women connected to Sydney‰’s LGBTI communities. Every two years we invite women attending events around the Sydney Gay… Continue reading What is going wrong for young queer women? High rates of mental distress and diagnoses – Sydney Women‰’s Health Survey (SWASH) results »

The power of partnership: CESPHN and ACON working together to tackle LGBTI substance use

Description International and domestic research identifies alcohol and other drug (AOD) use as being higher amongst Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) communities than for their heterosexual counterparts (Mooney-Somers et al. 2015, Ritter, Matthew-Simmons and Carragher 2012; Leonard et al. 2012; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014). The National Drug strategy Household… Continue reading The power of partnership: CESPHN and ACON working together to tackle LGBTI substance use »

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 »