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ACT sees ‘significant’ increased demand for LGBTIQA+ support services

There has been a significant increase in demand for LGBTIQA+ support services in the ACT, according local LGBTIQA+ organisation, Meridian.

LGBTIQ+ bodies calling on funding for mental health crisis

Canberra’s leading LGBTIQ+ bodies are calling on funding for professional health organisations, following recent research finding mental health within the community was in crisis.

Partnerships to aid LGBTIQ+ homelessness

A new partnership between Havelock Housing Association and Meridian will address a gap in homelessness services for the sex and gender diverse community in Canberra.

Anti-conversion therapy law passes in ACT

The ACT become the second jurisdiction nationally to ban gay conversion therapy today, when a Bill was passed through the Legislative Assembly this afternoon.

Moves to criminalise ‘conversion’ therapy in ACT

The ACT Government is working hard to criminalise “dangerous and abhorrent” sexuality and gender identity conversion practices in the Territory.

Gender diversity legislation tabled in ACT

A bill enabling young people to have their identified gender reflected on official documents is today being tabled in the Legislative Assembly by ACT Social Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury.

Calls for peer-led services for LGBTIQ+ community

The Chief Executive Officer of Meridian (formerly the AIDS Action Council of the ACT) has called for a peer-led service for LGBTIQ+ people to access health and wellbeing services in the ACT. Philippa...
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