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Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

This story contains information about domestic violence¬† This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March. The march is held each year to commemorate and honour the lives of those who have died in the last year through family and domestic violence related incidents. In the last 12 months, 15 people […]

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Has completely removing the celibacy period for blood donations been considered?

Has completely removing the celibacy period for blood donations been considered?

LGBTIQ equality advocates continue to push for Australia’s federal, state and territory governments to lift the celibacy requirement for gay, bisexual and transgender people who want to give blood. National advocacy group, just.equal, has written to all Australia’s health ministers asking how they responded to the proposal made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in […]

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Online seminar will explore U=U for women living with HIV

Online seminar will explore U=U for women living with HIV

In the lead up to World AIDS Day commemorations on 1st December, an Australian-first webinar led by women living with HIV will dispel outdated myths, highlighting the message that successful HIV treatment eliminates the risk of transmission of HIV to sexual partners. Known in shorthand as Undetectable=Untransmittable, or U=U, this webinar introduces audiences to more […]

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HIV experts meet to focus on how to tackle HIV in the era of COVID

HIV experts meet to focus on how to tackle HIV in the era of COVID

Over 700 HIV and sexual health experts will gather this week for the joint Australasian HIV & AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences, this year held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and run by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Australia‚Äôs top experts in […]

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CAWA brings two essential workshops to PrideFEST 2020

CAWA brings two essential workshops to PrideFEST 2020

As part of this year’s PrideFEST, Connection and Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) are hosting two educational workshops that hold vital information for anyone who is seeking to be a better ally to LGBTIQ+ communities. CAWA have been providing essential training and support for many years to organisations, community groups and individuals, working towards a mentally healthy […]

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AFAO calls for better plan for LGBTIQ mental health

AFAO calls for better plan for LGBTIQ mental health

There are calls for the Commonwealth Government to develop a mental health and suicide prevention blueprint to tackle the crisis of unmet need within the LGBTIQ community. La Trobe University research released today found 57.2% of more than 6,000 surveyed lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people were experiencing high or very high levels […]

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Intersex Awareness Day: New guides on how to be an intersex ally

Intersex Awareness Day: New guides on how to be an intersex ally

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day, a day to learn about the human rights issues faced by intersex people, and promote genuine inclusion for people with intersex variations. Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA), Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) and partners have revealed a range of new resources, aimed at changing current practices and promoting genuine […]

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New website provides LGBTI community pathway to mental health support

A new website hopes to provide easy pathways to mental health helplines for people in need. Live For Tomorrow, a new local charity has launched technology which is set to help news companies and social media platforms more effectively connect users in crisis with mental health support services. The charity is set to offer the […]

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In NSW this year’s Red Ribbon Appeal will be online

In NSW this year’s Red Ribbon Appeal will be online

In New South Wales, the annual Red Ribbon Appeal is going virtual, providing people across NSW with innovative and exciting new ways to get involved with the iconic fundraising campaign. This year, participants can visit the Virtual Red Ribbon Wall and pin a virtual red ribbon, host a red-themed virtual fundraiser or set a virtual […]

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Communities affected by blood-borne virus more likely to opt out of digital health

Communities affected by blood-borne virus more likely to opt out of digital health

  Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, according to a new national study. Research from UNSW suggests people who have experienced stigma and discrimination in health care settings are more likely to distrust digital health services. The study, Understanding trust in digital health among […]

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