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LGBTQIA+ Resources and Events

LGBTQIA+ Resources and Events

10 Questions to Ask About LGBTQIA+ Needs in Aged Care 
National LGBTI Health Alliance
This brochure outlines questions unique to LGBTQIA+ elders that can be asked when entering a residential aged care home in order to ensure that they are effectively supported and included.

Actions to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex Elders
Australian Government Department of Health
This plan aims to assist providers in identifying actions they could take to deliver more inclusive and culturally appropriate services for consumers. It acknowledges that there is no 'one-size-fits-all’ approach to diversity, and that each provider will be starting from a different place and operating in a different context.

Aged Care for LGBTI Elders
My Aged Care
This factsheet describes the aged care services available, eligibility, how to access services and more for LGBTQIA+ elders.

Challenges for Older Transgender People
Seniors Rights Service
In this video, Sally Goldner discusses the challenges that Transgender (and LGBTQIA+) people face all their lives, and into older age.

LGBTI+ Carers 
Carers NSW
Carers in the LGBTQIA+ community can face particular challenges in their caring roles because of invisibility, discrimination or exclusion. Carers NSW recognises that every caring situation is unique and supports all carers regardless of age, culture, sexuality or gender.

LGBTIQ+ Services Brochure
Seniors Rights Service
This brochures describes the active role Seniors Rights Service play in providing services to older LGBTQIA+ people.

Older LGBTI+ People
ACON provides a range of counselling and community care services for older LGBTQIA+ people, including those with HIV or who use drugs.

Q&A for Older LGBTIQ+ People
Seniors Rights Service
A brochure answering some of the questions older LGBTQIA+ people may have before entering aged care.

Real Stories: Peter
ADA Australia
This video follows the real story of Peter who is gay man (LGBTQIA+) and has concerns regarding privacy in the aged care facility where he is living. It outlines the support he received from ADA Australia in communicating his needs to the facility.

Resources for Elderly People
My Aged Care
A tool detailing support services that address aged care for a wide variety of Australian elderly people such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, war veterans, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and more.

Support Services for People from Diverse Backgrounds
Australian Government Department of Health
This report offers action plans, training opportunities and resources for the care of older people from diverse backgrounds such as culturally and linguistically diverse people (CALD) and LGBTQIA+ people.

Vulnerability of Older LGBTI+ People
Seniors Rights Service
In this video, The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG discusses the particular vulnerabilities of older LGBTQIA+ people. Mr Kirby explains how enacting law (such as marriage equality) doesn't immediately change views, so there are potential difficulties with openness in an institutional setting, with both staff and other residents.

Intersex Resources

Intersex and Ageing
Morgan Carpenter
This is the text of a speech given on intersex and ageing to a local NSW audience by Morgan Carpenter. It follows the 2012 publication of an intersex-inclusive national strategy for LGBTI ageing and aged care. A massive subsequent shift in terminology from LGBT to LGBTI hasn’t been matched by an increase in understanding or action. This speech addresses some of these issues.

Darlington Statement
Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Peer Support Australia
This site and related actions are a collaboration between Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA, formerly OIIAU) and Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA/AISSGA) intended to further the goals of the 2017 Darlington Statement in Australia.

Intersex Human Rights Australia
Intersex Human Rights Australia Ltd is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.

Intersex Peer Support Australia
Intersex Peer Support Australia is an intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families.

We tackle stigma and misconception surrounding intersex through education, and advocate on issues affecting the wider intersex community. We work towards improving affirmative healthcare, fostering intersexy pride, strengthening our community and deepening social culture. IPSA is a peer-led, not-for-profit intersex organisation and a registered health promotion charity.

Upcoming Events

The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference in April 2021 is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of older LGBTI people.

This conference brings together health practitioners, researchers, academics, policymakers, community members, community organisations large and small, , advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people.