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health


ban gay conversion therapy

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has welcomed the Victorian government’s recent pledge to outlaw gay “conversion therapy” and called on other states to look at similar bans. The discredited “conversion” practices attempt to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means, and have been condemned by …

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lifeline

An alarming number of LGBTI+ Australians are choosing not to seek help from crisis support services in times of need, a new report has found. The Understanding LGBTI+ Lives in Crisis report, released today, was commissioned by support service Lifeline and conducted by the Australian Centre for Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. …

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Poppers amyl nitrite

Recently there has been talk of changing the laws on poppers, rescheduling them as a serious illicit drug and criminalizing their possession. But banning them would criminalise the normal sexual practice of many thousands of gay men. Thankfully, a public outcry has prompted a reconsideration. So, what’s all the fuss about? Poppers are a group …

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My Health Record stock photo supplied by federal government

Australians have been reminded they have until Thursday (January 31) to opt out of the government’s My Health Record scheme after the deadline was extended over concerns about privacy and security. Medical records will be stored on a national database under the federal government scheme, to be viewed by patients, GPs, specialists, pharmacists and hospital …

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QuAC Suicide Prevention

Feeling creative? In need of a creative outlet that will support an amazing suicide prevention campaign for the community? Do you want to use creativity to encourage conversations which will reduce suicide and self-harm in our LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then the Queensland …

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HIV transmission

By Nicholas Medland, UNSW Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications. But new inequalities are emerging between those who can and can’t …

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Trans Women

I recently received some questions about the risk of breast cancer for transgender women on HRT, so I thought I would try to present the current most up-to-date knowledge in this area. We simply don’t have enough population data to be able to give an accurate risk, but we can look at cohort data. The …

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Brisbane LGBTIQ specialist Dr Fiona Bisshop

Silly season is in full swing again, and it’s all office parties, Christmas parties, NYE parties and big club events. Whilst it’s wonderful to be able to let your hair down and enjoy your hard-earned fun, it’s important not to let your health take a back seat. Sometimes at such events you might end up …

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The Queensland AIDS Council is excited to be recruiting for the role of 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager. Based in our Brisbane office, the 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager will support the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in Queensland through a whole of community approach to social …

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queensland lgbtiq domestic violence

Abusive partners in LGBTIQ relationships often claim violent or disrespectful behaviour is normal. It is not. A healthy relationship is a healthy relationship regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion or hair colour. Unfortunately, sometimes previously healthy relationships deteriorate, and domestic and family violence enters the picture. QNews Magazine asked Krissi and Louise (pictured) …

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