Data, research and stories
Data and research
Private Lives 3 (2020)
Private Lives 3 is a national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people. It was conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The survey provides vital information for health professionals, service providers, community organisations and governments to better understand and support the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia.
Writing Themselves In 4 (2021)
Writing Themselves 4 is a survey of LGBTQA+ people aged 14 to 21 about their experiences with education, homelessness, harassment, assault, mental health, community connections and more. It was conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, with support from Rainbow Health Victoria and Rainbow Network.
Mental health and suicide prevention statistics
Although many LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.
Recognising and addressing the mental health needs of the LGBTIQ+ population
This position statement provides an overview of issues relevant to mental health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ+) people in Australia and New Zealand, and makes recommendations for enhancing the mental health sector’s responsiveness to their needs.
The Tasmania Project: What wellbeing means for LGBTIQ Tasmanians (2021)
A report by the University of Tasmania on what wellbeing means for LGBTIQ Tasmanians.
Bisexual mental health: 'Findings from the 'Who I Am' study' (2019)
A cross-sectional survey was completed by 2651 adults living in Australia who had bisexual attraction, identity and/or experience. Despite consistent evidence that bisexual people have poorer mental health than heterosexual people, gay men or lesbians, the reasons for this remain largely unknown. The 'Who I Am' study aims to address this current knowledge gap.
Storytelling is an important way to understand LGBTIQ+ experiences.
Hear & Queer is a podcast telling the stories of LGBTI+ young people living in Tasmania. It is produced by a steering committee made up of LGBTI+ young people and staff from Working It Out, Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service.
Average length: 6-12 minutes
Queer Life Stories is about sharing the lived experiences of people that identify across the LGBTIQ+ range. The first six focus on Tasmanian people telling their story
Average length: 20 minutes
Stories from around Australia
- Rodney Croome - LGBTIQ+ activist
- Advocates push to outlaw gender assignment surgery on intersex children in Tasmania
- 14 Microaggressions LGBTQ People Deal With All The Time
- What does "queer" mean anyway?
- What does it mean to be non-binary?
- Personal stories from people with intersex variations
- ‘Not a boy, not a girl’. Four Corners meets young Australians who do not identify as either male or female (45 minute video)
- Kids talk about gender with Courtney Act (6 minute video)
- 'You can't ask that: Transgender' (3 minute video)
Trans 101 - The Basics
Judged for Being Bisexual