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The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.

The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people in Australia. Our current priority areas are ageing and aged care; mental health and suicide prevention; and better health for intersex, trans, and gender diverse people.

Alliance Members work together to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people. We speak with a national voice; we build the capacity of our Members to work with and for LGBTI people. We respect the personal responsibility and resilience of individuals to make decisions about their health.

LGBTI Mental Health Conference 2014

Inclusive Language Guide on Intersex, Trans and Gender Diversity

 

The Alliance has released a discussion paper outlining why diverse sex, sexual orientation and gender indicators should be included in:

 

  • national, publicly funded health and other research;
  • monitoring mechanisms including minimum data-sets (including mental health and suicide prevention); and
  • the Australian Census.

 

This paper provides both an overview of contexts and clear discussion points for improving methodological accuracy and achieving inclusion of LGBTI people in data collection and research.

 

 

 

Australia's LGBTI Health Alliance has given its strong support for Intersex Awareness Day.

"The recent inclusion of Intersex people in the Sex Discrimination Act, supported by all parties in the Parliament, was a great achievement", Mr Talbot said. "This national leadership now needs to be followed through by medical and health professionals, State health departments and community organisations."

"In 2010 the Health Alliance changed its constitution and name to specifically include Intersex people," said Executive Director, Warren Talbot. "The Alliance has made progress, but there is still much to do to provide quality health services for individuals who are Intersex."