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November News

Private Lives 3 launched

Last Friday, we were extremely pleased and excited to be part of the launch of report of the new Private Lives survey. With over 6000 participants, this is the largest ever national survey of LGBTIQ people regarding their health and wellbeing. The report is available here. And you can listen to a recording of the event here.
These results are astounding in many ways. They show that many LGBTIQ are in happy relationships, feel supported and respected, and enjoy participating in the LGBTIQ community. However, they also show shocking levels of continuing harassment, discrimination and violence, along with significant mental health concerns and distress. The findings point clearly towards needing more LGBTIQ-inclusive services, and a mix of services that meet community needs.
To celebrate the launch and to address this issue, Rainbow Health Victoria is releasing an edition in our new series, Research Matters: Why do we need LGBTIQ-inclusive services? We hope you find this resource useful, and we look forward to working with you all to improve the lives of LGBTIQ people in Australia.
We know if we work together we can change things for the better. This research will help us do so.
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Warm regards,

Marina Carman
Rainbow Health Victoria

Launching Research Matters: Why do we need LGBTIQ-inclusive services?

LGBTIQ Australians continue to experience barriers to accessing safe and inclusive services to support health and wellbeing. To find out more, read the latest in our new series, Research Matters.

Download Research Matters pdf. 

Watch the Launch of Private Lives 3

This event, held November 13, featured a panel discussion and speeches from Rainbow Health Victoria Director Marina Carman and the Hon, Minister for Health and Equality, Martin Foley. The event can now be viewed on Youtube. The full report of Private Lives 3 is also now available for download from the ARCSHS website.


Rainbow Tick Community of Practice

Rainbow Tick Community of Practice 
On November 25, a Rainbow Tick Community of Practice will focus on frequently asked questions for organisations considering Rainbow Tick accreditation. This session is open to staff from any organisation, at any point in their journey towards LGBTIQ inclusion. Rainbow Tick assessors, Quality Innovation Performance (QIP), will present, alongside a range of organisations that have achieved Rainbow Tick accreditation. The session offers an opportunity for those working towards accreditation to discuss current questions and challenges.

Register now via zoom webinar.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020

“I invite those who celebrate NAIDOC alongside us this week to reflect on how you can celebrate and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 365 days a year. As we all know, education is power, action can be taken on many levels to support the First Nations people of this country daily.” Writes Courtney Hagen, creator of the podcast Coming Out, Blak. Courtney partnered with our youth sector-specific program Rainbow Network to create a NAIDOC week resource including stories and links to resources and services relevant to sistergirls, brotherboys and any LGBTQIA+ First Nations people across Australia. Download the pdf. 

Trans Awareness Week

This week, November 13-19, is focused on education and celebration through sharing stories of the lives and successes of trans and gender diverse people.

To increase visibility, service providers and organisations can print out and display posters like this or any more of these posters from Zoe Belle Gender Collective.
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