Research: The Victorian Population Health Survey
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The health and wellbeing of the LGBTIQ+ population in Victoria – Findings from the Victorian Population Health Survey 2017, has been released. The sample size of the survey was 34,000 respondents and data was collected from a randomly selected representative sample of the LGBTIQ+ population, which enabled measurement and reporting on the health status of that population. A comparison with Victoria’s non – LGBTIQ+ population is also shown.  To see the report …
Resources: Posters to Celebrate LGBTI+ Blakfullas
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Zoe Belle Gender Collective, Thorne Harbour Health and Elizabeth Morgan House have worked together with Wiradjuri and Ngiyampaa artist Charlotte Allingham, to create some beautiful posters which celebrate LGBTIQ+ First Nations communities. The posters are now available free to download for print or web.Find them here …
Documentary: Orchids – My Intersex Adventure
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Australia 2010 – Directed by Phoebe Hart ‘Hermaphrodite’ is a word used to describe Phoebe, a woman with a men’s chromosomes. Wherever possible, Phoebe actively seeks to disrupt the cataloguing with as much honesty and humour as she can. In her film ‘Orchids’ she comes clean on her journey of self-discovery to embrace her future and reconcile the past shame and family secrecy surrounding her intersex condition. You can watch the film for free using …
Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA)
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Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) is an intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families. They tackle the stigma and misconceptions surrounding intersex through education, and advocate on issues affecting the wider intersex community. They work towards improving affirmative healthcare, fostering intersexy pride, strengthening the intersex community and deepening social culture.  Find out more…
Queer Trans Yoga
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Daisy Catterall is currently hosting Queer Trans Flow (online) yoga classes for anyone who identifies as queer, trans, LGBTQIA+ or questioning to come and practice vinyasa flow in a safe(r) queer and non-judgmental space. This is a beautiful way to look after our body and mind, while spending most of our time indoors. To find out more visit https://www.feelfreeyoga.space/classes/qtflow
Resources: COVID-19 DHHS Resources
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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have created a LGBTIQ+ communities support webpage on the DHHS COVID-19 website. The page has information for LGBTIQ+ Victorians about mental health support, financial support services, legal support services or help for people experiencing family or domestic violence.Find it here …
Queering the Map Story Project
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Queering the Map is an innovative online platform. People anonymously pin their experiences, memories and histories to an online global map, and each pin contains a unique micro-story of queerness. These are stories of the meaningful and mundane experiences of LGBTQI+ life. They form a living archive, collectively building new forms of community across the globe. A complex mapping of queer people’s experiences in Australia is emerging.
LGBTIQ Legal Need Analysis Report
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The LGBTIQ Legal Service has released a report based on a two year study into the legal  needs of the Victorian LGBTIQ community. This article in Star Observer explores some of the findings from the report, including the fact that discrimination is the top legal issue and that there is a lack of confidence in local police stations to be of assistance to LGBTIQ victims of crime. You can find the full report here.