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GLBTIQ Ageing & Disability

Pride or Prejudice? Gay Men, Lesbians and Dementia This article explores some of the links between a non-heterosexual identity, ageing, cognitive loss and the challenges these intersecting identities may produce for social work practitioners.

National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy This project is a national partnership between Alliance members in every state and territory. The aim of this project is to deliver a national rollout of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) aged care awareness training to a broad range of residential and other aged care providers and/or associated aged care staff. www.lgbtihealth.org.au/ageing

Outrageous Ageing
Delivering health and wellness capacity building programs to GLBTIQ older people across five regions of NSW: 
Far North Coast, Hunter, Central Coast, Inner West, and Blue Mountains. www.outrageousageing.org.au

Ability Links
Ability Links is delivered by ‘Linkers’ who support people with a disability, their families and carers to do what they desire with their own lives – outside of the traditional disability service system. Linkers also work with local communities to help them become more welcoming and inclusive of people with a disability. Ability Links commenced on 1 July 2014. To contact a Linker or find out more information please call (02) 8830 0768 or email abilitylinks@unitingcarenswact.org.au          www.childrenyoungpeopleandfamilies.org.au

Magazine Style LGBT Websites






Gay & Lesbian Immigration Task Force (GLITF)

Gay and Married Men’s Association (GAMMA)

 National LGBT Health Alliance


The National LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Project



The Gender Centre

Offers education, support, training, referral and resources for people with gender issues, their families and friends.

Web: www.gendercentre.org.au

TransMen in the Blue Mountains Facebook Group

International GLBTIQ Sites

 Internatational LGBT! Association



OII Australia is the Australian affiliate of OII. We’re an activist and support organisation by and for intersex people. Our activism focuses on human rights and on evidence-based, patient-centred healthcare.


For Children

Autism Resources for Families
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Creating a Home Where Your Child Can Thrive with a Disability
CDC Autism Links and Resources
Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids
Operation Autism for Military Families
Moving with Special Needs Kids
Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips

Legal Issues and Information

Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, Living Wills & Wills
by Mark Macdiarmid.

Australian Lesbian & Gay History

The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives were established in 1978 at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference. We are based in Melbourne and operate with the assistance of members and supporters interstate.

The Archives are the only community group in Australia that actively collects and preserves lesbian and gay material from across the country, and makes it readily accessible.

Go to their website 



History Of The Rainbow Flag

In 1970, a self-described “geeky kid from Kansas” named Gilbert Baker came to San Francisco as an Army draftee. San Francisco has often been compared to Oz, but Baker didn’t want to click his heels and go back to Kansas. After an honorable discharge he stayed in San Francisco, free to pursue his dreams of being an artist. He learned to sew, making all the fabulous 70s clothes that he wanted but couldn’t buy.

In 1974, Baker’s life changed forever when he met Harvey Milk, who showed him “how action could create change.” Three years after they met, Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors – making him the first openly gay person to hold a high public office in a major American city.

Milk, once known fondly as the Mayor of Castro St., had campaigned on a positive message of hope for young gay people, saying, “The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope.” After winning the election, Milk challenged Gilbert Baker to come up with a symbol of pride for the gay community – a positive alternative to the pink triangle. The pink triangle, once imposed by Nazis to identify and persecute homosexuals, had been reclaimed in the 70s as a bold symbol of remembrance and action against persecution. It is still widely used, often alongside or superimposed upon the Rainbow Flag.

read more on website http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/media/a-brief-history-of-the-rainbow-flag.html