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The following areas of research may be useful.

Transgender and Gender Diverse

TranZnation - 2007 - a report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand.

Young People

Writing Themselves In 3 (WTi3) - 2010 - third national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same-sex attracted and gender questioning young people.

Outsmarting Homophobia - a booklet produced by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, VicHealth and Latrobe University, Australian Research Centre into Sex Health and Society. It contains autobiographical stories from over 2,000 same-sex attracted young Australians.

From Blues to Rainbows- published by Latrobe University in 2014, this study of 189 young people between 14 and 25 aims to redress the absence of positive research on gender diverse and transgender young people.

Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse - published by the University of Western Sydney and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in 2013. This paper aims to capture the experiences of young people who identify as gender variant and sexuality diverse across a broad range of issues such as identity, health and wellbeing, education, technology, and access to services.

Building an Inclusive Workplace

Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces Engaging Organisations and Individuals in Change - 2009- a Canadian report that provides useful ideas and guidance on building an LGBTI inclusive workplace and its many benefits.

Health and Wellbeing

Dementia, Lesbians and Gay Men - this research paper provides important insight into the experiences of dementia from the perspective of lesbians and gay men.

A Guide to Sensitive Care for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People Attending General Practice - this guide by the University of Melbourne assists GPs, nurses and other staff to be inclusive of and sensitive to LGB people. It includes a checklist to use with the guide to help individual clinics conduct self-audits and highlight areas for improvement.

Beyond: We Treat Everyone the Same- this report documents the achievements of a program run by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria that assisted health and human services organisations to develop more inclusive  practices for clients. The report highlights some of the positive work by program participants to effect change in their organisations.

Well Proud - A Guide to GLBTI Inclusive Practice for Health and Human Services' - draws on national and international research on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI people. It also discusses guidelines for GLBTI-sensitive practice and service delivery that have been developed here and overseas.

Primary Health Care Project on HIV and Depression - a short report of key findings from the 'Primary Health Care Project on HIV and Depression'.

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