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Research and Reports

Freedom Centre

Freedom Centre contributes to research, strategies and other relevant resources in order to further our objectives and promote the wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people. Some of these include:



These are some links to reports and information that may be particularly useful for professionals and students who want extra information and to see the research that has been done around LGBTIQ people's wellbeing and diversity, sexual health and the Freedom Centre’s peer-based model for service delivery;

Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research (WACHPR)

You’ll find the following reports which may be of use:

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)

You’ll find the following reports at www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/;

Australian Human Rights Commission

You'll find a number of relevant reports and other information;



National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National organisation for LGBTI Health that is a coalition of organisations from across Australia which provide health-related programs, services and research targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality and gender diverse people (LGBTI). They have heaps of useful papers and information, particularly on Mental Health and Suicide and Health and Human Rights. Go to lgbtihealth.org.au or particularly see;


Growing Up Queer by the Young and Well CRC

The Young and Well CRC, with partners the University of Western Sydney and Twenty10, releases ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. Download the pdf here.

Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)

GLHV have an online Clearinghouse full of great information on a huge range of subjects surrounding Gay and Lesbian Health.Go to http://www.glhv.org.au


National Centre in HIV Social Research

Sexual health surveys of the gay community in Perth (and other cities of Australia) go to http://nchsr.arts.unsw.edu.au/publications

The Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society Position Statement on Use of Therapies that Attempt to Change Sexual Orientation. Go to http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/statements/ for all of their statements.

The Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association’s Position Statement on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity. Go to http://www.ama.com.au/web.nsf/doc/WEEN-5GA2YX


Suicide Prevention Australia

Suicide Prevention Australia have a Position Statement on Suicide and self-harm among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities. Go to http://suicidepreventionaust.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SPA-GayLesbian-PositionStatement.pdf

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue's Campaign and Resources at www.beyondblue.org.au/glbti. In particular they have;


No To Homophobia

The No To Homophobia campaign is an initiative led by the ALSO Foundation in partnership with the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, TransGender Victoria and the Anti-Violence Project of Victoria, with key support from the Human Rights Law Centre, Headspace and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. www.notohomophobia.com.au