GLHV online resource library

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Coming Forward - The underreporting of heterosexist violence and same sex partner abuse in Victoria


Coming forward reports on the responses of 390 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender
(GLBT) Victorians to an online survey asking them about their experiences of heterosexist violence and
same sex partner abuse.

There’s No Place Like Home: An Investigation into the Health and Housing of Queensland’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Young People


The Open Doors Action Research Report 2008 examines the health and housing statuses of Queensland’s LGB young people aged 12-20.

My People - A project exploring the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors in aged-care service


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.

Prescription for Change: Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Check 2008


In 2007, Stonewall invited lesbian and bisexual women to complete a survey about their health needs and experiences of the health sector and we have been overwhelmed with the response.

Standards. Organisations Valuing Diversity (Benchmarking for quality health services to LGBTI populations)


These practice standards written by the Women's Health Action Network for Diverse Sexualities (WHANDS) are aimed at improving
public health service delivery for LGBTI individuals and populations and to provide a
benchmark for other providers and consumers in the development of welcoming,
culturally appropriate and responsive care.

Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People


Transitioning Our Shelters is a guide for shelters prepared by the U.S National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce.

Crystal clear: The social determinants of gay men’s use of crystal methamphetamine in Victoria


This monograph offers a comparative analysis of epidemiological, behavioural and social research on crystal methamphetamine use among gay men living in Melbourne and gay men living in other urban centres in Australia, the US, and the UK.

Something borrowed, something new: Addressing increased rates of HIV and STI transmission among gay men in Victoria


This action plan provides a framework for addressing increased rates of HIV and STI transmission among gay men in Victoria. It uses epidemiological and behavioural and other data to develop an integrated policy, program and service response that relies on a renewal of the partnership between government, gay and lesbian community and professional organisations, and the health and academic sectors.

Study: Health care use among gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians


This article examines whether consultations with health care providers, not having a regular doctor, unmet health care needs, and receipt of preventive screening tests vary by sexual identity for Canadians aged 18 to 59.

Private Lives Report


The report presents the findings from Australia's largest online survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people's health and wellbeing.

Gay Community Periodic Survey - Melbourne 2007


The Melbourne Gay Community Periodic Survey is an annual cross-sectional survey of gay and other homosexually active men recruited from a range of gay community sites in Melbourne. The major aim of the survey is to provide a snapshot of gay men's sexual practices related to the transmission of sexually transmissible infections including HIV. Similar recruitment strategies and questionnaires have been used since the first survey in 1998, making it possible to examine changes and trends in these practices over time.

Understanding Suicidal Distress and Promoting Survival in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Communities


Overview of the study

Given the growing consensus that LGBT people experience elevated rates of suicidal thoughts, intentions and behaviours (King et al 2003) and that this is linked to discrimination (Warner et al, 2004), this study focused on generating a qualitative understanding of the way in which suicidal distress is experienced by members of the LGBT community in Brighton & Hove. The second aim was to document strategies and resources LGBT people found useful in minimising their suicidal distress in order to inform local and national suicide prevention strategies. The project was funded by Brighton & Sussex Community Knowledge Exchange Programme (BSCKE) in order to foster better links between universities and community partners and to exchange knowledge that is beneficial for both the university and the local community. The research is a collaborative endeavour and co-owned by MindOut, Allsorts and the University of Brighton.

When the Glitter Settles: Safety and Hostility at and around Gay and Lesbian Public Events


This report explores aspects of safety and hostility as perceived and experienced by participants at large-scale gay and lesbian events held in Australia.

The Health and Well-Being of Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Western Australia


From the Executive Summary:

The Western Australian Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health and Well-Being Survey was a cross-sectional survey of women who lived in Western Australia and identified as lesbian or bisexual, or reported having sex with another woman. The project was funded by a Healthway research starter grant, and is the first comprehensive survey of this community. A wide range of health issues were explored including: community connectedness; nutrition and physical activity; cancer screening; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; experiences of discrimination and harassment; mental health; sexual practices and ‘safe sex’; and health service utilisation.

To Be Who I am /Kia noho au ki tōku anō ao (New Zealand)


Report of the Inquiry into Discrimination Experienced by Transgender People in New Zealand.

"Don't ask don't tell" Hidden in the crowd: the need for documenting links between sexuality & suicidal behaviours among young p


From the Executive Summary:
Project aims:

1. To document the source, scope and nature of any data that is currently collected that links youth suicide and deliberate self-harming behaviours with sexuality and gender identity.
2. To obtain, analyse and aggregate any existing data with a view to developing a comprehensive and descriptive overview of the situation.
3. To comment on the usefulness of existing data.
4. To identify any gaps in data collection.
5. To make recommendations on the information, referral and training needs of those workers at data collection points.

TranZnation Report

Report TranZnation Report

A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand.

Legitimising Lesbian and Gay Parented Families Interdisciplinary Symposium - Proceedings


Proceedings from the Rainbow Families Council Interdisciplinary Symposium, including summaries of keynote speeches on the law, conceptions of kinship and children's rights and rainbow families.

Best practice models for the assessment, treatment and care of transgender people and people with transsexualism:


This paper summarises the literature regarding the treatment, assessment and care of transgender people and people with transsexualism; and outlines possible program enhancements that would contribute to the development of best practice.

Swimming Upstream: making places welcoming


The objective of the project is to examine issues of health and wellbeing through the intersections of sexuality, cultural and ethnic background and (dis)ability.