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Today is R U OK? Day, urging Australians to learn what to say if someone in their life tells them they’re not okay. And with the pressures of the COVID-19 pendemic, it’s more important than ever to check in on your friends, family, neighbours or co-workers. “We’re encouraging everyone to learn that there’s more to …

Sara Hegazy

Following imprisonment, abuse and torture in Egypt, LGBTIQ+ rights advocate Sara Hegazy sought asylum in Canada. Sadly, she died in her home in Canada Sunday, leaving a note asking her family and friends for forgiveness. In 2017, Sara attended a concert by the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila in Cairo. The band’s lead singer Hamed Sinno …

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A new podcast by queer radio station JOY 94.9 aims to offer “support, conversation, and comfort” to LGBTIQ Australians affected by suicide. Let’s Talk About Suicide launched today and is produced by the Melbourne radio station and two health services. Four people affected by suicide – Beau, Lara, Peter, and Alice – take part in …

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A fifth of gay, lesbian and bisexual British people who have tried to change their sexual orientation have attempted suicide, according to a study of harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the UK. It ran during December 2018 and attracted over 4600 responses, of which a tenth (458) stated they had personal experience of attempting to …

Byron Bay artist John Bortolin Manscapes 2019 calendar

The 2019 edition of the sexy Manscapes calendar by Byron Bay-based artist John Bortolin has been launched as part of this year’s Mental Health Week. Scroll down for the pics The calendar blends regional Australian landscapes and male nude photography, and the project is closely linked to men’s wellbeing. “The calendar is a tribute to …

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Lady Gaga has urged anyone suffering from mental health issues to reach out for help following the death of one of the stars of her “Born This Way” video. Gaga took to social media after tattooed Canadian model Rick Genest, 32, was reportedly found dead on Wednesday of an apparent suicide at his apartment in …

The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney

By Anthony Jorm, University of Melbourne and Betty Kitchener, Deakin University Australia’s leading mental health organisations have launched a new campaign – #YouCanTalk – to encourage Australians to ask people they’re concerned about if they’re thinking about taking their own life or have made a plan to do so. This recommendation runs counter to commonly-held …

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A community-led suicide prevention trial in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region will provide free support to LGBTIQ community members in a bid to reduce suicide rates. The trial will see psychologists and case managers provide free face-to-face, phone or online support to people facing a suicide crisis or bereaved members of the community. …

Gay Rights Lawyer

Prominent gay rights lawyer David S. Buckel died in New York on Saturday after setting himself on fire in a protest against environmental destruction. The charred remains of Buckel, 60, were found in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Buckel had spent the bulk of his career fighting for gay rights, including serving as the marriage project director …

transgender

Allowing transgender young people to use their chosen names significantly reduces their risk of depression and suicide, according to a new study by the University of Texas. Researchers interviewed 129 US transgender young people aged 15 to 21, asking if they were able to use their chosen names when at school, home, work, and with …

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