Because any person using a health or community service in Victoria may be same-sex attracted, trans, gender diverse or have an intersex variation, it is important for all services to consider how they can become more inclusive of people who are LGBTIQ+.
Services should aim to become more responsive to issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex variations, and to understand the specific health and wellbeing needs of subgroups within the LGBTIQ+ population.
Understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex health
The Department of Health & Human Services offers services and resources to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTI Victorians.
Health Complaints Commissioner inquiry into conversion practices
Information on the Health Complaints Commissioner's inquiry into gay conversion practices.
LGBTIQ+ Taskforce and Health and Wellbeing Working Group
The LGBTIQ+ Taskforce has been established to ensure a whole-of-government response to LGBTIQ+ issues.
Health of people with intersex variations
Intersex people are born with both female and male biological attributes. Intersex variations are natural biological variations and occur in up to 1.7 per cent of births. Health services should understand what intersex is.
Trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing
Information on the work being done to increase the health system's capacity to support and better meet the needs of trans and gender diverse Victorians.
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Reviewed 16 November 2022