Expressions of interest for LGBTI Community Grants
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Equality Website | LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17 Guidelines We’ve been contacted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet office in Victoria to publicise the LGBTI community grants programme. It’s a one million dollar (over 4 years) grant available to any LGBTI group to help strengthen groups, volunteers and their work. Expressions of interest can be sent, after reading through the  LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17 Guidelines, and an information session is being run: …
Inside Out – network of LGBTIQ people both inside and outside prisons
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Inside Out are a new Australia-wide grassroots group aiming to build a network of LGBTIQ people both inside and outside prisons. Incarceration can be an isolating experience for LGBTIQ people. We want to create a sense of community across the walls, amplify the voices of prisoners  and provide access to information, community news and resources. We will be producing a quarterly newsletter with content by and for LGBTIQ people  (and allies) who are incarcerated. This …
Gender, gender everywhere
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We received a press release from Adult Matchmaker recently regarding their expansion of permissible genders in their system from the traditional Male/Female binary to a far more inclusive list of 31, including Genderqueer, Agender, Transgender, Pangender and Gender non-conforming. They say: While there have been significant leaps forward in trans rights and acceptance in recent years, we appreciate that there is still much work to be done. As more and more trans people share their …
Nondescrimination guide for journalists
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By GLAAD GLAAD have put together a comprehensive guide for reporting on Transgender issues for those in the media and indeed anywhere else. President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis writes: Despite the growing number of positive depictions of transgender people in the media, myths and stereotypes continue to appear in news stories, particularly when it comes to the vital legal protections that transgender people – and the larger LGBT community – still lack… Click to …
Would you let Cory Bernardi near your kids?
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Today, the Australian government decided they’d have a meeting. And in that meeting a bunch of ministers decided to save the children. Not just any children. The children who would be most hurt by learning that just because you’re different, doesn’t mean you’re someone to fear. They complained mainly about the “appropriateness” of asking school children to consider other viewpoints.
Not so straight
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  The Not So Straight website is a resource for young people concerning sexuality and gender. It’s an Australian resource provided through the Gay and Lesbian Counselling service of NSW and MYST (Mountains Youth Services Team) Visit the Not so straight website.
Writing Themselves in 3
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By GLHV Writing Themselves In 3 is the third Australian study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people. Writing themselves in 3 on GLHV website Download PDF
Human Rights & Gender Identity best practice catalogue
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By ILGA Europe Human Rights & Gender Identity Best Practice Catalogue is a follow-up to Commissioner Hammarberg’s landmark 2009 Issue Paper. It presents a number of policy, legal and practical inspirations from countries in Europe and beyond on how the 12 recommendations contained in the Issue Paper could be implemented. Best practice catalogue webpage Download PDF
Private Lives 2
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By GLHV Private Lives 2 is a national survey of GLBTI people across Australia. It measures the wellbeing of GLBTI people and builds on the work performed in Private Lives 1, several years ago. Contained inside is interesting information on Sex and gender diverse people and some on gender-questioning and genderqueer people. Private Lives 2 on GLHV website Download Private Lives 2 Order hardcopy
Switchboard
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Switchboard Victoria provides free, confidential telephone counselling 7 days a week. We serve the Victorian and Tasmanian GLBTI community. Switchboard is also a part of QLife. Switchboard website Victoria (03) 9663 2939 Victoria regional & Tasmania: 1800 184 527