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Research material and resources

The following publications provide informative research and practical guides in relation to a range of issues form an LGBTIQ perspective. Use the title to navigate your way to the published document.

Transgender and Gender Diverse

TranZnation - 2007
A report on the health and wellbeing of transgendered people in Australia and New Zealand

Is Your "T" Written in Disappearing Ink? A Checklist for Transgender Inclusion
A publication of FORGE & the Transgender Aging Network produced in 2001 designed as a first step in determining whether your program, publication, or policy is inclusive of transgender people.

LGBTIQ Young People

Writing Themselves In 3 (WTi3) - 2010
The third national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people.

Outsmarting Homophobia
A booklet produced by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, VicHealth and Latrobe University, Australian Research Centre into Sex Health and Society. The booklet contains autobiographical stories from over 2000 same-sex attracted young Australians.

From Blues to Rainbows
Published by Latrobe University in 2014 this study of 189 young people, aged 14 - 25 aims to redress the absence of positive, resilience focused research for gender diverse and transgender young people.

Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse
Published by the University of Western Sydney and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in 2013 this pilot research aimed to gain an understanding of the experiences of young people who identify as gender variant and sexuality diverse across a broad range of issues such as identity, health and wellbeing, education, technology, and access to services.

Building an Inclusive Workplace

Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change - 2009
A Canadian report that provides useful ideas and guidance on how to go about building an LGBTI inclusive workplace and the benefits this brings.

Health and Wellbeing

Dementia, Lesbians and Gay Men
Published by Alzheimer's Australia in 2008 this research paper provides important insight into the experiences of dementia from the perspective of Lesbians and Gay men.

A Guide to Sensitive Care for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People Attending General Practice
This guide has been designed by the University of Melbourne to assist GPs, practice nurses and practice staff to be inclusive of and sensitive to lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. There is also an accompanying checklist which can be used alongside the Guide to Sensitive Care for LGB People Attending General Practice for individual clinics to self-audit and highlight areas for improvement.

Beyond: we treat everyone the same
In 2010-2011 Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) ran a program aimed at assisting health and human services organisations develop practices and protocols that are inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) clients. This report documents the achievements of the program and
the wonderful work done by some of the program participants in effecting change within their respective organisations.

Well Proud - A guide to GLBTI inclusive practice for health and human services
'Well Proud' draws on national and international research on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI people and on guidelines for GLBTI-sensitive practice and service delivery that have been developed here and overseas.

Primary Health Care Project on HIV and Depression
A short report of key findings from the 'Primary Health Care Project on HIV and Depression' is now available online.

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