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The National LGBTI Health Alliance
The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the 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 (LGBTI), and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities. The Alliance recognises that people’s genders, bodies, relationships, and sexualities affect their health and wellbeing in every domain of their life, and has a vision for our communities to live healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination.
Contributing to the development of the LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice Guide for Homelessness and Housing Sectors in Australia has been important for the Alliance. We know that our communities experience significantly higher rates of homelessness as well as other health and wellbeing disparities, and it is vital that the homelessness and housing sectors across Australia are equipped to provide culturally safe services. The following guide is a rich resource that will enable the sectors to upskill and be more confident in working with our communities. They will assist in working towards our ultimate goal – that wherever our communities access services, there are no wrong doors and that every service is culturally safe. We congratulate the reference groups, the authors, and everyone involved in the development of this guide.
Nicky Bath, Executive Director
National LGBTI Health Alliance