GLHV online resource library
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In September 2006, the Institute released Living on the Edge: Gay Men, Depression and Risk-taking, a white paper that explores the known relationships among gay men, mental health and high-risk behaviours. The paper explores the complex relationships among gay men, depression and risk-taking behaviors, and examines the implications of these interactions for health promotion programs.
The aim of this focused audit has been to consider the extent to which Australian democracy protects and advances the rights of sexual and gender minorities.
Report from the Victorian Law Reform Commission inquiry into the laws that determine who should be able to access reproductive services provided by clinics in
This research project is about putting sexual and gender diversity on the agenda for improving health services. Evidence contained in the following report suggests that the fear of discrimination and stigma may cause many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to put off or not seek health care.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, the Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health in Boston and BiNet USA have created this report to highlight the sexual health issues affecting bisexual men and women. This publication is designed to meet the needs of many populations. For journalists, researchers, counselors and anyone seeking to better understand bisexuality and HIV/STI prevention.
A resource for developing safe and supportive school environments.
Don't Ask Don't Tell. Hidden in the crowd: The Need for Documenting Links between Sexuality and Suicidal Behaviours Among Young People.
From the Introduction:
Research in Australia has identified that same-sex attracted young people may be up to six times more likely to attempt suicide than the population in general, with those in rural areas being particularly at risk. The average age of same-sex attracted young people to attempt suicide is between 15 and 17 years, with most attempts occurring after self-identifying as gay but prior to having a same-sex experience (Nicholas, 1998).
Not So Straight: An Australian study examining how Catholic schools can best respond to the needs of same sex attracted students.
This report outlines initial findings from the most detailed UK research
on same sex domestic abuse and first study in the UK to directly compare
domestic abuse in same sex and heterosexual relationships. The research
sought to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse in
same sex relationships and experiences of help-seeking via the criminal
justice system and other agencies. It also aimed to examine similarities
and differences regarding domestic abuse across same sex and
heterosexual relationships, including how ‘narratives of love’ might be
used across these contexts to make sense of violence in intimate
This report is available for loan from our consortium partner, Women's Health Victoria.
This collaborative research explored the workplace experiences of 900 gay men, lesbians and
The research found that harassment and/or prejudicial treatment on the basis of homosexuality or
gender identity was widespread with 59% (532) of the participants experiencing this in their
current or previous workplace. While a high percentage of lesbians, gay men and transgender
people experienced such treatment, overall transgender people were the group most likely to be
the victims of this treatment.
The homophobic behaviour reported by the participants included sexual and physical assault,
verbal harassment and abuse, destruction of property, ridicule, belittling, and homophobic jokes.
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Good LGBT Practice in the NHS, the third major publication from the Inclusion Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Project provides information, case studies, examples of good practice and the real experiences of LGBT people who have used NHS services.
Report of the community-led research project focusing on drug and alcohol use by Gay Men's Health Wiltshire & Swindon amongst the gay and bisexual male communities in Wiltshire and Swindon.
This strategic plan is produced by the ALSO foundation
What's the difference? Health issues of major concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) Victorians
An edited collection of the research papers commissioned by DHS on behalf the Ministerial Advisor Committee on Gay and Lesbian Health (MACGLH). The publication includes papers on physical, sexual and mental health and on life stage and drug and alcohol issues.
This action plan is the result of a review of research on the health and wellbeing status and needs of GLBTI Victorians and extensive statewide consultations with GLBTI individuals, health professionals and community organisations. Produced by the Victorian Government Department of Human Services
A report prepared for the ALSO foundation.
Chris Chamberlain, Peter Robinson
This report, released in WA, says youth are at risk of becoming homeless because of their sexuality or gender expression, particularly when combined with factors such as family breakdown or abuse.
Beyond Perceptions: A review of alcohol and other drug use among gay lesbian, bisexual and queer populations in Victoria
Initiated as a joint project by the Alternative Lifestyle Foundation (ALSO) and the Australian Drug Foundation, and funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, this research provides a closer understanding of drug use within gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer communities.
Objective – To compare the licit and illicit drug using patterns of heterosexual and non-heterosexual women in Australia.