IDAHOT was on the 17 May. To observe the day we have collated the following resources and events.
Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons
in Forced Displacement and the Humanitarian Context by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) (2017)
This training package introduces participants to foundation topics related to working with LGBTI people in the humanitarian context, including terminology, global issues, the types of discrimination and persecution LGBTI people face, how to successfully communicate with LGBTI people, problematic assumptions we may have that can impact the provision of effective assistance, and frequently asked questions about LGBTI issues.
LGBTI Refugees factsheet by the NSW Refugee Health Service (March 2018)
This factsheet describes experiences faced by people from refugee backgrounds who are LGBTI. It provides practice advice and information about creating safe spaces for people from refugee backgrounds who are LGBTI.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Essential Terminology for the Humanitarian Sector by the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration (2016)
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Essential Terminology for the Humanitarian Sector is a language tool that assists humanitarian professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with and about people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. It includes terminology in English, French, Turkish, Farsi and Arabic.
A Short Film about Age, Culture and Sexuality: In My Shoes by the Centre for Multicultural Youth (2014)
This short animation sensitively illustrates what can happen when generations, cultures and sexuality collide. It tells the story of conflict between a father and his gay son. Conceived by participants of CMY’s Animate Change project, the film is designed to raise awareness of the issues of sexual diversity within multicultural communities.
Reports and research from Melbourne
• Something for them: Meeting the support needs of same sex attracted, sex and gender diverse (SSASGD) young people who are recently arrived, refugees or asylum seekers (2016) La Trobe University
• Nothing for them: Understanding the support needs of LGBT young people from refugee and newly arrived backgrounds (2014) The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society
• Double Trouble? The health needs of culturally diverse men who have sex with men (2011) Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health
2018 Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council National Conference
Melbourne, 21-23 September 2018
What has happened in the last 10 years for multicultural and/or multifaith LGBTIQ and their communities? Has there been progress toward equality? Has there been a change in approach to connecting with multicultural or LGBTIQ communities? This will all be discussed and workshopped in the AGMC Conference. Find out more about the program and register.
Intersect is a collaborative project between GLHV@ARCSHS, La Trobe University (GLHV) and Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) that aims to develop resources for service providers, community leaders and other advocates and allies working with LGBTIQ people from multicultural and diverse faith backgrounds. They are seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people from multicultural and diverse faith backgrounds by hearing about experiences in community. Complete the survey