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GLHV online resource library

The GLHV online library has extensive information about GLBTI health and associated subjects. Content is classified by subject area and target audience. If you can't find the item you're looking for, there is also a full-text search option.

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Video
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Gen Silent is a documentary six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses, their entire lives in order to survive in the care system. (USA)
Policy
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Designed to inform the way the Australian Government supports the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive to and inclusive of the needs of LGBTI people, their families and carers.
Report
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Private Lives 2 report
Consumer material
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‘Dementia: Lesbians and Gay Men’ is a research paper commissioned by Alzheimer’s Australia to promote an informed discussion about the issues affecting lesbians or gay men with dementia or caring for someone with dementia.
Conference Paper
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Alzheimer's Australia commissioned the preparation of a discussion paper on Dementia, Lesbians and Gay Men. The aim of the project was to encourage discussion and debate about the issues affecting lesbian or gay people with dementia or caring for someone with dementia.
Community
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The {also} Foundation in collaboration with the Council on the Ageing and the City of Yarra, and with sponsorship from Bendigo Bank, is launching an exercise program for over 50s. The program will start on 7 July 2009 at the Richmond Leisure Centre.
Journal article
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While the aged care sector has been keen to grasp cultural diversity, sexual and gender differences remain largely undiscussed. But new research and education developments suggest it’s time to start that conversation.
Community
Council on the Ageing (COTA), the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) the ALSO Foundation and GHLV have jointly produced guidelines to assist councils in engaging with people from the older GLBTI community. The document has been sent by the MAV to local government CEO’s.
Website link
macglh
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Gay and Lesbian Health (MACGLH) provides advice to the Minister for Health and the Department of Human Services (DHS) on matters relating to the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) Victorians.
Report
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This report is the result of a study conducted by the Matrix Guild and Vintage Men exploring the experiences of older non-heterosexual people as recipients of services and support for older people.
Website link
ERA
Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA) offers a free, confidential and independent service to older people (or their representatives) who are receiving an Australian Government subsidised aged care service in Victoria. ERA provides advocacy assistance to support older people to uphold their rights.
Health Service Audit
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This question-and-answer fact sheet was written specifically for LGBT aging organisations and programs to help them measure how well they include transgender people and issues in their work.
Fact sheet
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To offer those who work with, live with, or love LGBT elders insight into their concerns, lifestyles, and belief sets, the Transgender Aging Network (TAN) has constructed the "Living Memory LGBT History Timeline." Divided by decade (starting with the 1920s), the timeline cross-references how old those who are currently ages 50 to 100 would have been when critical LGBT events or changes took place.
Journal article
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The paper examines older lesbian and gay people’s experiences of and expectations for the delivery of health and aged-care services.
Website link
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The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals that strive to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The Society is the largest organization of professionals in the field of aging. Our resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
Journal article
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The ageing of the Australian population is raising concerns within the gay and lesbian community regarding the appropriate provision of services for older gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or intersex people (GLBTl). Many older GLBTI people fear experiencing discrimination, homophobia and elder abuse in disclosing their identity to service providers.
Conference Paper
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In the present paper, a range of privacy practices in aged care are examined, drawing on theoretical, policy, practice and research literature. It is argued that aged care policy makers and providers need to move beyond the setting of privacy principles and management strategies, and also examine specific day-to-day privacy practices as they occur in different aged care settings.
Conference Paper
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Coming Out, Coming In: How do dominant discourses around aged care facilities take into account the identity and needs of ageing lesbians? This research questions how dominant discourses around aged care facilities take into account the identity and needs of ageing lesbians. A review of aged care policies that underpin the provision of services reveals that GLBTI needs and identities are not included or mentioned in the special needs groups. This may not enable the provision of aged care services to be culturally sensitive, safe and inclusive. The dominant discourses of heteronormativity, evident in the field of gerontology, fail to recognize and acknowledge diversity of sexuality and gender identity.
Conference Paper
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Building Bridges - a strategy to ensure older GLBTI people are able to enjoy a rewarding quality of life A PowerPoint presentation from Australian Association of Gerontology 2006 Conference paper from GRAI in Western Australia.
Conference Paper
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Coming Out from the Shadows and into the Light: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing – Celebrating Diversity and Taking Action.