GRAI is a leader in the evidence which informs policy and practice to ensure quality ageing and aged care services for GLBTI elders.

In 2010, we undertook an important piece of research regarding aged care facilities attitudes and practices toward GLBTI clients. This resulted in the groundbreaking We Don't Have Any Of Those People Here report which also informed GRAI's Best Practice Guidelines.

Should you have any questions about either the report of the Guidelines please contact us.


Diabetes Care & Education for the LGBT Community May 2017

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

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Gender Is Just Part Of Who I am December 2015

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 Latahm & Catherine Barrett, November 2015

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GRAI Best Practice Guidelines (PDF attached) July 2015

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 is accepting and welcoming of all GLBTI people. It highlights the issues specific to older GLBTI people.

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No Need to Straighten Up July 2015

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)

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Val's Cafe: Then and Now videos June 2015

The "Then and Now" videos can now be viewed online.


They are insightful views of LGBTI issues crossing generations in one person or group of people.


Click Here: Then and Now Video Link

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More Research January 2015

Here you will find a range of PDFs of research in the area of ageing and aged care issues for GLBTI elders.

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Report of the Survey of the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Older People in NSW, 2013-2014 January 2015

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.

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Recent Research January 2015

Some recent Research

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Aged Care for Transsexuals November 2014

From Polare magazine, a comprehensive report on the unique needs of trans* folk accessing aged-care facilities and services.

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We don’t have any of those people here – research papers July 2010

July 12th, 2010 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 the research are presented in the report: We don’t have any of these people here: Retirement Accommodation and Aged Care Issues for Non-Heterosexual Populations.

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