LGBTI Living Well in the South East

LOVE (LIVING OLDER VISIBLY & ENGAGED) PROJECTS FOR OLDER LGBTI PEOPLE
The LOVE Project is an NSW initiative aimed at creating better conversations and improved social engagement with older LGBTI community members. It includes a range of fact sheets on topics such as dementia, elder abuse, nutrition and legal tips.
Click here for fact sheets
Click here to find out more about the LOVE Project
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WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
Vals’ Cafe surveyed older LGBTI people, community members and service providers on their perspectives on the influence of workforce diversity on LGBTI inclusive aged care services. As all staff have values and beliefs that influence service provision, survey participants called for organisational leaders to clearly communicate to staff the organisation’s position and requirements related to LGBTI inclusive services. The Same Page resource was developed to promote conversations and action.

REVISED MONASH HEALTH GDC INFO PACK - GENDERQUEER AUSTRALIA
The Monash Gender Dysphoria clinic aims to assist clients experiencing Gender Dysphoria through conducting specialists mental health assessments relevant to gender dysphoria in accordance with international guidelines.
-Referring where appropriate, to experienced private clinicians who are able to assist with hormone therapy, surgery, psychotherapy or voice therapy.
-Providing ongoing mental health support during an individual’s gender transition.
-Conducting multidisciplinary meetings to co-ordinate care for clients.

THE NEW SEX DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER IS KATE JENKINS
The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome Victorian lawyer Kate Jenkins as the new Sex Discrimination Commissioner. Ms Jenkins, who has been the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner since 2013, has two decades of legal experience, including lead partner of Herbert Smith Freehills Australia.

GAY AND LESBIAN HEALTH VICTORIA
Website contains research, training, inclusive practice, an online library and e-newsletter. Programs of GLHV include: LGBTI Inclusive practice (HOW2 training, Rainbow Tick), Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, Rainbow Network. You may find this link useful to video shared stories and lived experiences of many LGBTI people.
Email: info@glhv.org.au | Ph: (03) 9479 8700

MATRIX GUILD VICTORIA
Matrix Guild Victoria Inc. was founded in 1992 by a group of lesbian feminists for the benefit of lesbians over forty years of age. They promote appropriate care and support for older lesbians. Matrix can supply a speaker to present to your organisation on any topic relating to older lesbians. They frequently present to Aged Care services to improve awareness about the needs of lesbian clients.
Email: inquiries@matrixguildvic.org.au | Ph: 0427 482 976 (Anneke)

TRANSGENDER VICTORIA
The primary objective of Transgender Victoria is to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for transgender people, their partners, families and friends. Transgender Victoria provide speakers to present at organisations as well as providing aged care training.
Ph: 9517 6613 (voice mail)

VAL’S CAFE
Education, events, resources and e-newsletter to support those working with LGBTI issues in the Aged Care sector. We would like to draw your attention to a great resource on this website that has been developed specifically in response to Diversity Planning in HACC - it’s called Creating GLBTI Inclusive HACC Services. The Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for LGBTI Inclusive Aged Care is also included here.
Ph: 9479 8739

VINTAGE MEN
The Melbourne Chapter of Prime Timers World Wide, Vintage Men Inc. is a social support group for mature gay, bisexual men and their friends. Vintage Men can enrich their social lives with diverse activities, such as the arts, entertainment, gay issues, counselling and other facets of healthy living.
Email: vintagemen@yahoo.com.au | Ph: 9776 8667

SEAHORSE VICTORIA
Seahorse Victoria Inc was formed in 1975 as a support and social group for the Victorian transgender community and is the longest running organisation of its type in Australia. It aims to create a safe and supportive space in which those who identify as transgendered can meet.

SWITCHBOARD VICTORIA (TELEPHONE COUNSELLING, INFORMATION AND REFERRALS)
SWITCHBOARD VICTORIA RESOURCE DATABASE
Switchboard is a volunteer organisation which provides a free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling, referral and information service for the Victorian and Tasmanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities and their supporters. The telephones are answered by trained volunteers who themselves identify as LGBTI. Switchboard is a partner in QLife Australia and also provide a volunteer service, Out and About, a volunteer based home visiting service for older LGBTIQ Victorians.

TELEPHONE COUNSELLING:
Ph: Melbourne: 03 9663 2939 Regional Victoria & Tasmania: 1800 184 527 Mon - Thurs 6-10 pm (Wed 2-10pm) Fri, Sat, Sun & pub hols 6-9pm

GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Administration office is staffed 10-6pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Ph: 9663 2474

NATIONAL LGBTI HEALTH ALLIANCE
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.
Email: info@lgbtihealth.org.au | Phone: 02 8568 1123

AUSTRALIAN GLBTIQ MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC (AGMC INC)
The AGMC Inc is a peak body for individuals/groups from a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer multicultural background. The AGMC Inc aims to represent the interests of Australian GLBTIQ individual/groups from a multicultural background. It does this primarily by recognising the interests of GLBTIQ multicultural individuals/groups and raising their profile within the wider GLBTIQ and multicultural communities. : The AGMC Inc. encourages the participation and contribution of GLBTIQ from a Multicultural background within GLBTIQ and multicultural communities. It aims to promote, enable and disseminate knowledge on issues relevant to GLBTIQ multicultural individuals/groups through discussion, research, publishing and other means. In addition the AGMC Inc. encourages and supports the formation and growth of GLBTIQ multicultural groups.
Email: contact@agmc.org.au
GLBTIQ MULTICULTURAL DIRECTORY: http://www.agmc.org.au/resources/

PENINSULA HEALTH GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, INTERSEX & QUEER COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP (CAG)
Peninsula Health’s Community Advisory Committee and unique Community Advisory Group structure brings the voice of the community and consumers into decision making processes and ensures Peninsula Health services are responsive to diverse community needs. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Community Advisory Group (GLBTIQ CAG) provides advice to Peninsula Health on how to create inclusive, more welcoming environments and appropriate care and treatment services.
Ph: (03) 9784 7990 (Leanne Bruce Peninsula Health)

LGBTI COMMUNITIES, AGEING AND DEMENTIA
Alzheimer's Australia is committed to ensuring that the needs of people from LGBTI communities are met in all aspects of service provision, information, support and education. Their website contains a LGBTI training video and further LGBTI / Dementia resources.

OII AUSTRALIA – INTERSEX AUSTRALIA (ORGANISATION INTERSEX INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA LIMITED)
OII Australia is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or differences. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.
Email: info@oii.org.au

BISEXUAL ALLIANCE VICTORIA INC
Bisexual Alliance Victoria Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-run organisation dedicated to promoting the acceptance of bisexuals in LGBTI and mainstream society, providing a fun, safe space where bisexuals can meet, make friends, and talk about their experiences, and informing the bisexual community about relevant news and opportunities for activism.
Email: info@bi-alliance.org

VICTORIAN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
The Commission works to raise awareness of the issues central to the LGBTI community. The Commission:
• works with rights holders to have a targeted impact
• works with duty holders to have a systemic impact
• leads the community conversation to help everyone take action and support equality.
Ph: 1300 292 153 | Email: information@veohrc.vic.gov.au


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