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Study shows people who surgically transition need less mental health help

Study shows people who surgically transition need less mental health help

A new study from Yale University has shown that transgender people who undergo gender affirming surgery are less likely to need mental health services. The study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry is believed to be a world-first study that has looked at the long term benefits of hormone therapy, undergoing gender affirming surgery, and the […]

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China rolls out new strategy to increase HIV education in schools

China rolls out new strategy to increase HIV education in schools

China has announced a new education strategy to improve awareness of HIV with a new education based program hoping to reach 90% of students. Under the three-year plan, made by the National Health Commission and nine other government departments, high schools are asked to give students a total of 10 hours of HIV prevention education […]

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Head down to Loton Park’s Open Day and sign up for the season

Head down to Loton Park’s Open Day and sign up for the season

Loton Park Tennis Club will open it’s doors for its annual Open Day on Saturday, its a chance for people to find out more about Perth’s LGBTIQ+ focussed tennis club and all it has to offer. The club’s newly elected Vice President Ren Adams told OUTinPerth that the grass courts were in excellent condition for […]

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New film project from the YMCA looks at youth mental health

New film project from the YMCA looks at youth mental health

A new film project from the YMCA explores youth mental health, a series of short films will appear on public screens around the city this week. To support awareness for Mental Health Week, YMCA Change Agent Martin Johnson approached Youth Focus as part of a local project to give young people a platform to speak […]

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HIV grants available to community groups from Gilead

HIV grants available to community groups from Gilead

Pharmaceutical company Gilead is offering grants to community groups who work within the HIV sector. The grants program has no set amounts of funding available with the company open to looking at all sorts of proposals from not for profit groups. The deadline for applications is October 11th.  The grants aim to improve the quality […]

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Researchers want to know more about LGBTIQ people’s drug use

Researchers want to know more about LGBTIQ people’s drug use

A new study explores licit and illicit drug use among people from sexual and gender minorities. You are invited to participate if you have lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) experience. If you decide to take part in this research, researchers will ask you to complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire comprises questions about […]

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Study looks into LGBTI people and carers affected by cancer

Study looks into LGBTI people and carers affected by cancer

Are you and LGBTIQ+ person who has experienced cancer or the carer of an LGBTIQ+ person who has battled cancer? Researchers want to hear from you. The ‘Out with Cancer’ study, funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant, is a three-year project focused on understanding the experiences of people with cancer and their carers […]

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Study looks into sexual racism and its effects on the desirability of Asian men

Study looks into sexual racism and its effects on the desirability of Asian men

Researchers at Monash University are looking into sexual racism and its effects of the desirability of Asian men who have sex with men. The study is looking for Asian men to take part in an online questionnaire. The study is particularly interested in looking at how racial minority members’ dating choices are affected by the […]

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Testing for sexually transmitted infections encouraged

Testing for sexually transmitted infections encouraged

Western Australians are being encouraged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections as rates have suddenly increased in the latest health survey. The latest quarterly report on the rate of STI’s in Western Australia includes 11,608 cases of chlamydia in the period from April 2018 to March 2019, 3668 diagnosis of gonorrhoea, 479 cases of […]

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Do you identify as LGBTIQ+ and living with a disability?

Do you identify as LGBTIQ+ and living with a disability?

Do you identify as LGBTIQ+ and have a disability? The Department of Communities and People with a Disability WA are seeking people to give input to the new WA state plan for disability. They want to hear from people with lived experiences. They are planning to host a meeting at 6pm Tuesday 17th of September in […]

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