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Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

A US study has shown that, for a small percentage of people, awareness of sexuality and gender occurs at a young age. Researchers at San Diego State University have found that some children are self identifying at nine and ten years old. While the majority of research to date has shown that people usually self-identify […]

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Number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales drops dramatically

Number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales drops dramatically

The number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales has continued to drop as the combination of regular testing strategies and PrEP treatment take effect. The latest data showing a continued decline in HIV transmission rates in NSW has been welcomed by the state’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON. The […]

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New report shows LGBTI people with disabilities face greater discrimination

New report shows LGBTI people with disabilities face greater discrimination

A new report released by LaTrobe University has highlighted the level of discrimination faced by LGBTIQ+ people who have a disability. The report was written by William Leonard and Dr Rosemary Mann and funded by the Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia (GALFA). The everyday experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people […]

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Great Expectations: LGBTIQ+ obstacles on the road to IVF

Great Expectations: LGBTIQ+ obstacles on the road to IVF

I’m aware that I live in a bubble, believe me. It didn’t create itself and it didn’t happen overnight. My media consumption (social and otherwise) is tailored to within an inch of its life. Interactions with family members and heterosexual friends are strictly regulated. Most of my friends are, in fact, ‘gay’. My workplace is […]

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Why is treatment for addiction better at an LGBTI focused facility?

Why is treatment for addiction better at an LGBTI focused facility?

The Cabin is an addiction treatment facility based in Chiang Mai in Thailand, that allows people to engage with a program in a location that is away from their triggers and their regular surroundings. Last year they opened a new operation Resort 12 – which focuses specifically on treating LGBTI people. OUTinPerth spoke to Stu […]

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Denmark will allow gay men to donate blood

Denmark will allow gay men to donate blood

Denmark has announced it will change it rules around blood donation opening the way for gay men to become donors. The country’s Health Minister Ellen Trane Nørby said the new rules would come into effect sometimes in 2019. The Minister said the country had very good systems for screening blood and it was time for the […]

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Longitudinal study finds kids raised by same-sex parents are perfectly fine

Longitudinal study finds kids raised by same-sex parents are perfectly fine

A new report has highlighted again that children raised in same-sex families or by single parents are equal to those children raised by heterosexual parents. Nanette Gartrell, the lead author of the report, began recruiting families into her long term study in the late 1970’s and early 1980s. They’ve previously reported on the kids well-being […]

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Let’s Talk About PrEP, baby: New US campaign channels Salt-N-Pepa

Let’s Talk About PrEP, baby: New US campaign channels Salt-N-Pepa

Two LGBTIQ+ rappers have joined forces on a new version of a 90s classic to promote sexual health and HIV awareness. Transgender rapper KC Ortiz and Big Dipper have just released their spin on Salt-N-Pepa’s 1991 smash hit Let’s Talk About Sex – Let’s Talk About PrEP – in a new awareness campaign for the preventative treatment. […]

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Research project seeks women who have been victims of revenge porn

Research project seeks women who have been victims of revenge porn

Women who have been the victim of image-based sexual abuse or revenge porn are being sought for an Edith Cowan University research project. Image-based sexual abuse involves the unauthorised sharing or distribution of sexually explicit photos or videos of an individual, often with the intent to shame humiliate or harass. ECU School of Arts and […]

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Dodging the donor you know on the road to IVF

Dodging the donor you know on the road to IVF

Most people don’t ask. Or if they do, it’s vague. ‘Are you going through a clinic, or…?’ We provide an equally vague, sanitised reply: ‘Oh, we had originally thought we’d go with a known donor, and we got quite far down that path with a friend but in the end we decided it wasn’t the […]

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