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National LGBT Health Alliance
Region National
Type Health
Website http://www.lgbthealth.org.au

The National LGBT Health Alliance is a coalition of organisations from across Australia which provide health-related programs, services and research targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people.

The Alliance works collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT people by

  • advocating with one voice for greater recognition of LGBT health needs
  • advocating for provision of adequate funding for program delivery and research
  • building the capacity of the members to work with and for LGBT people and communities
  • facilitating the sharing of information and resources
  • providing a framework to access national funding sources

The Alliance works across a broad range of health areas, including

  • ageing and issues facing older LGBT Australians
  • sexual health, including HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  • drug, alcohol and tobacco use in LGBT communities
  • the mental health of LGBT Australians
  • violence and homophobia
  • health and wellbeing of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • researching LGBT health
  • recognising LGBT relationships and removing discrimination
  • the link between health and human rights

Founding members of the Alliance are:

Wear It With Pride

The Alliance launched the Wear It With Pride campaign on 2 February 2010. It is a national education campaign on the same-sex relationships law reform. It aims to inform people about the 85 Commonwealth laws that were changed in 2008. [1]