Social Connectivity Report

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Social Connectivity

A peer-led program for social connection and healthy ageing in the LGBTI+ Perth community A GRAI Initiative compiled by Jude Comfort Consultancy Background There have been considerable advances in the recognition and rights of the LGBTI+1 community in Western countries including Australia. There are still challenges that face the community which manifest as higher rates of mental health issues, social … Read More

Equality Australia | Religious Freedoms Bill 2019

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Equality Australia

The Religious Discrimination Bill is intended to protect people of faith against discrimination, however, it also privileges faith-based organisations over individuals with other or no beliefs and removes existing protections when discriminatory comments are made and a whole lot more.

Before Stonewall

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Before Stonewall

This forum combines an INFO SESSION on Navigating Aged Care, followed by refreshments, before our special Australian premiere screening of BEFORE STONEWALL! 5.00pm – Presentation and Q&A: Navigating Aged Care – Connecting with services and support. Specialist Advocate Navigator, Justine Martyr. 5.30pm – Light refreshments and opportunity to socialise and/or talk further with the Specialist Navigator. 6.00pm – Film: Before Stonewall: the making of a gay … Read More

Chair, June Lowe on ABC Radio 15th Feb 2018

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ABC News Audio

Coming out Later in Life People who keep secrets do so because they can often cause shame. Secrets have destroyed friendships, brought down governments and unravelled marriages.   In 1990 the WA parliament decriminalised homosexuality and late last year the government formally apologised to the 300 people who were convicted under that law. While a majority of you voted in favour … Read More

Gender Is Just Part Of Who I Am: Stories from Trans Australians

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Trans Gender Diverse

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Gender Is Just Part Of Who I Am: Stories from Trans Australians – Exploring the experiences and needs of trans people for health and aged care services. JR Latham & Catherine Barrett, November 2015 The barriers stopping transgender and gender diverse Australians living their fullest possible lives remain unacceptably pervasive. An important component of tackling discrimination and … Read More

GRAI Best Practice Guidelines

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GRAI Best Practice

These Best Practice Guidelines for accommodating older gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (GLBTI) people are a result of the GRAI research project which resulted in the report We Don’t Have Any of Those People Here. It provides management and staff with a practical tool to assist in adopting practices to create an inclusive, rather than an exclusive, environment which … Read More

NISCHR report 2013 – Provision of LGBTI inclusive aged care services in Wales)

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Introduction to the project: This is a report of research we conducted (April 2011- June 2013) into the provision of services for older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) identifying people in care and nursing homes in Wales. NISCHR REPORT 2013 – EASY READ VERSIONProject Title: Provision of inclusive and anti-discriminatory services to older lesbian, gay, bisexual-identifying (LGB) people in residential … Read More

Outrageous Ageing

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Outrageous Ageing This survey sought to investigate the health and wellbeing of LGBTI seniors in New South Wales, including the health issues they are most concerned about, activities they would like to be involved in, and who they would like to connect with in engaging in these activities.

Sue Westwood: Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life (Thesis)

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Sue Westwood: Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life (Thesis) Executive Summary IntroductionThis thesis explored how ageing, gender and sexuality intersect to influence equality in later life, in relation to older lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals and non-labelling individuals in same-gender relationships (LGBN). It comprised an analysis of UK law and social policy (‘regulatory context’) and empirical research which … Read More

No Need to Straighten Up

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no need to straighten up

No Need to Straighten Up is a piece of research commissioned by beyondblue and explores issues of discrimination, depression, anxiety amongst older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians. (July 2014; authors: Catherine Barrett, Carolyn Whyte, William Leonard Jude Comfort) (PDF attached).

We don’t have any of those people here – Research papers

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Research indicates older GLBTI people are likely to be disadvantaged in the aged care sector due to their sexuality. Recent research carried out by GRAI in conjunction with Curtin University and supported by a Lotterywest Social Research Grant, investigated the preparedness of the retirement and residential aged care sector in Western Australia in response to this minority group. Findings from … Read More