Australian Catholic University, The Gender Centre and ACON

New South Wales Trans History

This report aims to contribute to trans historical consciousness by providing an overview of New South Wales trans history. It reconstructs the legal, medical, media, social and – most importantly – lived and living experiences of trans and gender diverse people. Although the report goes back to time immemorial, by virtue of the sources available and the language of “trans” which emerged postSecond World War, much of the report focuses on the period since the 1950s.

Western Sydney University

Social Media Insights from Sexuality and Gender Diverse Young People During COVID-19

The following reports on one of the largest qualitative studies of sexuality and gender diverse young people and their use of social media platforms in Australia. This study had two broad aims: firstly, to better understand the ways sexuality and gender diverse young people are engaging with social media platforms, and secondly, using a rapid prototyping methodological design, to reimagine with LGBTQIA+ young people the ways platforms can respond to their needs. This included exploring how platforms can better support queer young people’s experiences through design features, policy, moderation, and organisational measures

ACON and Western Sydney University

Advancing LGBTQ+ Safety and Inclusion

The report, Advancing LGBTQ+ Safety and Inclusion, released today from ACON and Western Sydney University (WSU), details the findings of an 18-month long scoping study informed by a local advisory group established by ACON, into a range of LGBTQ+ needs and experiences in Greater Western Sydney. While the report identifies significant issues of discrimination and isolation experienced by LGBTQ+ people in Greater Western Sydney, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and people with disability, it also offers insight into opportunities for community-led leadership, community connection, support and visibility.

2018 Sydney Gay Asian Men Survey: Brief report on findings. Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

2018 Gay Asian Men Community Survey (GAMCS)

The Gay Asian Men’s Survey (GAYAMS) aims to collect responses from men on HIV and sexual health, sexual practices, relationships and other behaviours. Data collected from the survey will inform programs that improve the health and wellbeing of Asian gay men.

2020 Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney

Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) Survey

SWASH is a comprehensive survey of sexual and gender identity; community connection; smoking, alcohol and drug use; sexual health; psychological wellbeing; experiences of anti-gay, sexual and domestic violence; parenthood intentions; preventive health behaviour including screening; healthcare access and satisfaction. The latest 2020 SWASH report was released on 28th October 2020 as part of a series of Mental Health month events.

© 2020 NSW LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Interagency, ACON, and Western Sydney University

Home is where our story begins

Home Is Where Our Story Begins: Family, community, and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse CALD people is a project initiated by the New South Wales LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Interagency (The Interagency) following the Marriage Equality vote in 2017. The Interagency identified that LGBTQ+ people living and working in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) may have encountered increased harms from the public vote, and were interested in investigating the unique features of life for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) LGBTQ+ people living in a region that rejected the proposition for marriage equality.

ACON and Western Sydney MRC acknowledge the traditional owners of all the lands on which we live and work and pay respects to LGBTQ+ Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander elders, leaders, Sistergirls and Brotherboys.