HiD 2021

Working with intersex (diverse sex characteristics) clients

Description This interactive workshop is for mental health practitioners. It will explore the unique aspects of working therapeutically with the intersex community. We will establish a definition. We will clarify what aspects are similar to other parts of the rainbow community – but more importantly what are unique. Explore and challenge assumption!! Where, as a… Continue reading Working with intersex (diverse sex characteristics) clients »

Overcoming cultural and social barriers to connect with LGBTI sex workers particularly of Asian background.

Description With changes of the NSW sex industry and the increased adoption of and changes to the ways in which sex workers are using social media and online platforms this presentation will outline how SWOP has developed new strategies to provide peer support and outreach to LGBTI sex workers and those from culturally and linguistically… Continue reading Overcoming cultural and social barriers to connect with LGBTI sex workers particularly of Asian background. »

On the Margins of the Margins ‰- experiences of LGBTI people with intellectual disability

Description Historically, people with intellectual disabilities have been frequently denied their most fundamental human rights, including freedom of expression in regard to sexuality, relationships and gender identity – rights that are essential to human health and wellbeing. Though rarely acknowledged, some people with intellectual disability also identify as LGBTIQA+. Due to the intersection of both… Continue reading On the Margins of the Margins ‰- experiences of LGBTI people with intellectual disability »

Becoming non-binary: Sex Education and Gender Work in Tumblr

Description The non-binary person poses a problematisation of gendered understandings at every level of social interaction. Non-binary people inherently resist an internalisation of gender even within worlds where their external presentation limits their performativity. Online and offline, non-binary people face constant questioning of their identity often targeted towards quantifying the amount of boy/girl nuances that… Continue reading Becoming non-binary: Sex Education and Gender Work in Tumblr »

Spectrum Intersections – A personal look into Autism Spectrum Disorder in Diverse Gender and Sexuality

Description Autism is a subject which seems to be discussed more frequently in media, communities, and homes around the world, if not equally to stories involving LGBTIQA+. More studies show increasing numbers of people who are on the Autism Spectrum have diverse gender expressions and sexualities. The aim of this presentation / talk is to… Continue reading Spectrum Intersections – A personal look into Autism Spectrum Disorder in Diverse Gender and Sexuality »

Are We There Yet? Signposts to LGBTIQ+ connectedness, inclusion & celebration in rural/regional Victoria

Description This workshop invites participants to explore signposts of achievement in the journey to connect, inform, include and celebrate LGBTIQ+ young people in a rural/regional context. Through an awareness of this intersectionality and its challenges, workshop participants are encouraged to share stories and practical tips, as well as recognize signposts of success when working in… Continue reading Are We There Yet? Signposts to LGBTIQ+ connectedness, inclusion & celebration in rural/regional Victoria »