Living Well In Covid Times Newsletter #2

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LIVING WELL IN COVID TIMES28 April 2020 by June Lowe Dear friends For several weeks now, GRAI and Prime Timers volunteers have been phoning around our friends, elders in the LGBTI community. We have learned we are a philosophical bunch, generally optimistic, and hopeful that our crisis-heightened social awareness and neighbourliness will continue post-lockdown. Many of you have reported an … Read More

GRAI Covid-19 Response

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The GRAI mission is to be responsive and inclusive whilst promoting and supporting quality life for older people of diverse sexualities and gender identities This information is to provide LGBTI elders with some useful resources to help with day to day challenges in the coming weeks due to COVID-19.  Central Patient COVID-19 Triage Hotline –1800 020 080  The national 24/7 … Read More

Mandurah Women’s Dance Party

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Saturday 7 March 2020 – 7.30pm to 1am at the Sunbreakers Restaurant, MANDURAH! Harking back to the Women’s Dances in WA in the 70s and 80s…. GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc.) and MeetnMuse Mandurah, are holding a Women’s Dance Party in Mandurah.  This event welcomes all women, especially celebrating women of diverse sexuality and gender identity, and also honours … Read 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

Becoming Colleen

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Becoming Colleen

Becoming Colleen: Finding the shoe that fits, a transgender story. A story of transitioning at 82 and a love beyond gender. This moving Australian documentary traces the life of Colleen: through beautifully portrayed memories, a touching story emerges of the need to find creative ways to negotiate life when ‘the shoe just doesn’t fit’. ‘Becoming Colleen’ is essential viewing for health- … Read More

Chair, June Lowe on ABC Radio 15th Feb 2018

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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

The Proud Awards 2017 Nomination

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GRAI Proud Awards 2017

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels We are extremely honoured to be nominated for the Outstanding Community Contribution at the upcoming Proud Awards. The Proud Awards is a Perth based LGBT Entertainment and Community Awards night, and during the evening 13 awards will be presented across a range of different categories.  Half of the cateorgies will be voted for by the public, whilst the other half … Read More

Diabetes Care & Education for the LGBT Community

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Diabetes LGBT

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Providing Culturally Sensitive Diabetes Care and Education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.  by Theresa L. Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE “Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have unique health disparities and worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts, which has clinical relevance in the delivery of diabetes care and … Read More

GRAI and Carlotta – Queen of Comedy

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Carlotta AGM event

GRAI Legacy Article Don’t forget to ask June Lowe how this one played out 😉 GRAI is pleased to bring Carlotta, one of Australia’s favourite acts, to Perth for one big night of stories, laughs and good times! Thursday, July 28 at UWA Tickets: $30/$45/$150

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