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Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

For the 50+ attendees at the Lifeline WA Pride Panel on Tuesday 6 November, there was a clear message presented by the 8 panelists from a range of LGBTQI+ organisations – In order to support LGBTQI+ people in crisis, there needs to be a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ people […]

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The Real L Word: Lateral Hostility

The Real L Word: Lateral Hostility

*Advance apology for binary gendered quote “I know something interesting about lobsters. You don’t have to put a lid on the pot when you cook female* lobsters, does anybody know why? …female lobsters, you don’t have to put a lid on the pot because once they realize they’re in a pot of boiling water they […]

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R U OK? How to start the conversation

R U OK? How to start the conversation

Today is R U OK? Day, a day dedicated to reminding people of the power of conversation spark change: in someone’s day, in their perception of themselves, in how they are feeling or how they see a situation they are in. R U OK? Day prompts us to ask our family, friends, colleagues, loved ones and even […]

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Understanding the LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

Understanding the LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

In what appears to be a first of its kind in the world, the  National LGBTI Health Alliance released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy. This strategy has been developed to systematically address the dramatic over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people in measures […]

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ReachOut survey shows 1/4 of school students face bullying

Results of a new survey released by youth mental health organisation ReachOut show that almost one in four young people have been bullied in the past 12 months. The organisation gathered information from 1000 Australians between the ages of 14-25, with 500 male and 500 female-identifying participants from regional and metropolitan areas. 22.9% of respondents […]

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Gender diverse people at high risk of mental distress

Gender diverse people at high risk of mental distress

A new report from beyondblue has revealed that LGBTI women and individuals with diverse and fluid genders experience high levels of mental distress. Working with Melbourne University, beyondblue have released The Rainbow Women and Help Seeking Research Report which finds those surveys who belong to marginalised gender identities and sexualities are more distressed and unhealthy […]

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Participate in IDAHoBiT Online!

Participate in IDAHoBiT Online!

This Sunday May 17th marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT, sometimes referred to as IDAHo or IDAHoT), a day dedicated to the elimination of prejudice based on gender and sexuality. The day was created in 2004 to draw public attention to discrimination against LGBTI people. The date of May 17th was chosen […]

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Australian Dads Read Childrens’ Book for Queer Youth

Australian Dads Read Childrens’ Book for Queer Youth

Queer writer and relationship columnist Samuel Leighton-Dore has written a humorous adult-childrens’ book with the aim of opening a dialogue on LGBT bullying. The book ‘I Think I’m a Poof’ tells the tale of a young boy named Johnny, who tells his father he thinks he might be gay, and is met with some useful […]

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International Volunteer Day – Get Involved

International Volunteer Day – Get Involved

Today is International Volunteer day, an annual occasion established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985 to encourage give volunteer organisations an opportunity to spread awareness of their causes and encourage people to get involved. Here are some awesome organisations that accept volunteers and provide valuable services and facilities to the LGBTIQ community. Living […]

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National LGBTI Telephone Counselling Announced

National LGBTI Telephone Counselling Announced

A national telephone counselling service for the LGBTI community has been introduced by the new Mental Health Minister Jacinta Collins and WA Senator Louise Pratt. The National LGBTI Health Alliance will be donated $3.3 million over the next two years to provide the Qlife Support Service, which will run seven days a week from 5.30pm […]

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