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Connect with community this Lesbian Visibility Week

Connect with community this Lesbian Visibility Week

This week is International Lesbian Visibility Week, launching April 26 with Lesbian Visibility Day. Celebrated since 2008, the occasion is an opportunity to mark the achievements of LGBTQIA+ women and gender diverse people who feel an affinity with a lesbian identity. Moving beyond representation in media and on screen, Australia’s peak body for queer health […]

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Screening Saves Lives: Alyce Schotte on getting a bowel cancer test

Screening Saves Lives: Alyce Schotte on getting a bowel cancer test

Alyce Schotte talks to OUTinPerth about why she’s signed up to be one of the faces of a new campaign that encourages LGBTIQA+ people to engage with cancer screening programs. The Screening Saves Lives campaign from North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) encourages people to get tested for bowel, cervical and breast cancer. Research has shown […]

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Health advocates say LGBTIQ+ communities left behind in Budget

Health advocates say LGBTIQ+ communities left behind in Budget

Warning: This article contains mentions of domestic violence and suicide. Australia’s peak body for LGBTIQ+ health has welcomed many measures in the just-released 2022-23 Budget, but warns LGBTIQ+ communities are being left behind. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is calling for specific funding measures that will directly address LGBTIQ+ needs and priorities. While the Budget provides […]

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Inaugural Australian LGBTQ health & wellbeing awards announced

Inaugural Australian LGBTQ health & wellbeing awards announced

LGBTQ role models, allies and others dedicated to LGBTQ inclusion within the Australian health and wellbeing sector will come together at the end of March for the first-ever Pride in Health + Wellbeing Awards, to celebrate outstanding achievements in making their organisations safe and inclusive for sexuality and gender diverse people. The Pride in Health […]

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Luc Montagnier, French virologist who helped discover HIV has died

Luc Montagnier, French virologist who helped discover HIV has died

Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who helped discover HIV has died. He was 89 years old and passed away in Paris on 8th February 2022. Montagnier won the Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine in 2008, sharing the prize with colleagues Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen for their groundbreaking work in discovering Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as the […]

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Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia has announced a panel of federal politicians who will be exploring Australian LGBTIQ+ health policy at the upcoming Health In Difference and LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conferences. The panel will include WA’s Senator Louise Pratt (ALP), Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, and New South Wales’ Senator Andrew Bragg (Liberal), and […]

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The Australian Lesbian Medical Association have research grant on offer

The Australian Lesbian Medical Association have research grant on offer

The Australian Lesbian Medical Association has announced that their 2021 funding round of research grants to the total value of $20,000 over two years has been extended to the 25th June. The aim of the grant is to support research projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian and same-sex attracted women […]

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Bisexual Awareness Month is a time to focus on health and wellbeing

Bisexual Awareness Month is a time to focus on health and wellbeing

March is Bisexual Awareness Month, a dedicated time to promote cultural acceptance of the bisexual community as well as a moment to put greater focus on advocating for bisexual rights. It’s also a focal point for talking about bisexual health. There are strong indicators that more people in society are comfortable describing themselves as bisexual, especially […]

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Dr Justin Koonin appointed co-chair of international health body

Dr Justin Koonin appointed co-chair of international health body

ACON President Dr Justin Koonin has been appointed co-chair of the international movement for accelerating equitable and sustainable progress towards universal health coverage, UHC2030. Universal health coverage (UHC) means ensuring that all people have access to needed health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring […]

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Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

The Perth Spectres, our local LGBTIQ+ basketball team, begin their training for 2021 on Sunday morning and everyone is invited to head down and join in the action. No matter what your skill level is you’re welcome to join in, it doesn’t matter if you recently retired from the NBA or are yet to master […]

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