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Should amyl be banned? The TGA wants you to have your say

Should amyl be banned? The TGA wants you to have your say | Gay News | Scoop.it

A recommendation to class amyl nitrite in the same drug schedule as heroin has left the LGBTQI community reeling.

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Queensland AIDS Council Appoints Interim Executive Director

Queensland AIDS Council Appoints Interim Executive Director | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Queensland AIDS Council has appointed Rebecca Reynolds as interim executive director after the resignation of Michael Scott last month.

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The HIV pandemic: time to recalibrate and target the weak spots

The HIV pandemic: time to recalibrate and target the weak spots | Gay News | Scoop.it

The HIV epidemic is far from over and it's not time to disengage, says International Aids Society President Linda-Gail Bekker.

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Don't 'Brexit' on AIDS, pleads Bill Clinton

Don't 'Brexit' on AIDS, pleads Bill Clinton | Gay News | Scoop.it

Bill Clinton pleaded with the world Friday not to abandon the campaign to rein in the HIV virus which still kills nearly a million people every year and infects twice as many.

 

The world must "hold the line" until a vaccine or cure is found, or face "calamitous" consequences, the US ex-president told the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

 

"There can be no Brexit in the fight against AIDS," said the founder of the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, referring to Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

 

"Through a combination of complacency in some places and outright hostility to global multinational cooperative efforts in others, there is a serious risk that many people will say: 'Let's quit doing this'," Clinton told delegates.

 

"That would be calamitous."

 

He cited UN data showing that 1.8 million people were newly infected in 2017 with the immune system-wrecking virus that causes AIDS. The year saw 940,000 deaths.

 

Among 36.9 million people estimated to be living with HIV last year, 15.2 million had no access to life-saving virus-suppressing therapy (ART).

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Righting the wrongs of Queensland’s homophobic past: legal service to clear unjust convictions launched

Righting the wrongs of Queensland’s homophobic past: legal service to clear unjust convictions launched | Gay News | Scoop.it

People in Queensland who have convictions for historic consensual same-sex activity can now apply to have their criminals records removed through the LGBTI Legal Service.

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Dementia Australia to improve support for LGBTI people living with dementia

Dementia Australia to improve support for LGBTI people living with dementia | Gay News | Scoop.it

Dementia Australia has developed and released new dementia resources to support LGBTI people living with dementia, as well as their friends and family.

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Why I had a hard time calling my transgender child ‘they’ — and why I’m doing it anyway

Like many parents of transgender people, I had to educate myself about my child’s identity and how I could best support them. One stumbling block was that embracing my child’s identity meant changing my language. As an editor, I found it painful, on a professional and cognitive level, to force myself to refer to (the most singular) Sula as “they.”

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Rainbow Families Queensland to relaunch after two-year hiatus

Rainbow Families Queensland to relaunch after two-year hiatus | Gay News | Scoop.it

Rainbow Families Queensland is relaunching after a two-year hiatus, kicking off with community picnic days across the state.

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New doctors still receive inadequate training around LGBTI health issues

New doctors still receive inadequate training around LGBTI health issues | Gay News | Scoop.it

Medical schools are providing inadequate training to new doctors in LGBTI health issues, new research from New Zealand has shown.

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Australian man opens up about contracting HIV on PrEP

Australian man opens up about contracting HIV on PrEP | Gay News | Scoop.it

A Melbourne man has opened up about contracting HIV while on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). He was the fourth person worldwide to test positive on PrEP.

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John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed

John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed | Gay News | Scoop.it

If Mitchell made cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch today, would he be able to get away with it?

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Australia has an opportunity to champion LGBTI rights globally

Australia has an opportunity to champion LGBTI rights globally | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Australian Government has an opportunity to play a critical role in addressing the violence and discrimination lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people face across the globe, the Human Rights Law Centre told the UN Human Rights Council today.

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Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents

Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents | Gay News | Scoop.it
These are the first guidelines to be developed for TGD children and adolescents in Australia
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LGBTI Legal Service Files Vilification Complaint Against Postal Survey Hate Speech

LGBTI Legal Service Files Vilification Complaint Against Postal Survey Hate Speech | Gay News | Scoop.it
The LGBTI Legal Service has lodged a formal complaint of vilification against people who engaged in hate speech during the same-sex marriage postal survey.
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Intersex rights consultation launched by Australian Human Rights Commission

Intersex rights consultation launched by Australian Human Rights Commission | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Australian Human Rights Commission is seeking input from people born with intersex variations on how to best protect intersex rights.

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Snow family honoured with two 2018 Australian Philanthropy awards

Snow family honoured with two 2018 Australian Philanthropy awards | Gay News | Scoop.it

Compassion, human rights and humility are the values that drive Canberra's Snow family as they are honoured for their philanthropy.

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Concerns My Health Record could expose sex workers, people living with HIV to prosecution

Concerns My Health Record could expose sex workers, people living with HIV to prosecution | Gay News | Scoop.it

Ninety per cent of sex workers are planning on opting out of the My Health record scheme due to fears it could increase stigmatisation, and in some cases lead to criminal prosecution.

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HIV treatment-as-prevention is effective in homosexual male couples, study finds

A study led by the Kirby Institute at UNSW supports evidence that treatment-as-prevention allows people living with HIV to have effectively zero chance of sexually transmitting the virus to others.

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Queensland Suicide Prevention Trial To Increase LGBTIQ Community Access To Support Services ty title

A community-led suicide prevention trial in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region will provide free support to LGBTIQ community members in a bid to reduce suicide rates.

 

The trial will see psychologists and case managers provide free face-to-face, phone or online support to people facing a suicide crisis or bereaved members of the community.

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Victorian AIDS Council report on HIV stigma wins major award

Victorian AIDS Council report on HIV stigma wins major award | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has won the 2018 Australasian Reporting Award for Communication in the Not-For-Profit Sector for their If Annual Report.

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Gay and bisexual people are more likely to consider dating a trans partner

Gay and bisexual people are more likely to consider dating a trans partner | Gay News | Scoop.it

Gay and bisexual people are more likely than their straight counterparts to consider dating a trans person, new research shows.

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State Secrets: the Life of America’s First Openly Gay Diplomat

State Secrets: the Life of America’s First Openly Gay Diplomat | Gay News | Scoop.it

Fifty years in the life of Tom Gallagher, diplomat, advocate, and pioneer.

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Staying Positive: Condoms, stigma and HIV advocacy in the age of PrEP

Staying Positive: Condoms, stigma and HIV advocacy in the age of PrEP | Gay News | Scoop.it

Although stigma persists, the discourse around advocacy and prevention has changed dramatically over the lifetimes of many older HIV-positive gay men.

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'It was dreadful': the struggle to find appropriate healthcare when you're intersex

'It was dreadful': the struggle to find appropriate healthcare when you're intersex | Gay News | Scoop.it

Intersex people are often the least visible community in the LGBTI acronym. Activist Peter Low opened up to Jesse Jones about his story.

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How the Anglican Church has hardened its stance against same-sex marriage

In response to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, conservative clergy have hardened their stance against it, causing even more pain for same-sex Christian couples.

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