Sexual minorities

Journal article

What is the size of Australia’s sexual minority population?

The aim of this paper is to present updated estimates of the size of Australia’s sexual minority adult population. No estimate of this population is currently available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and very little is available from other sources.

Foundations for equality: exploring how the construction sector can promote inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community

The construction industry has made progress towards a more inclusive and equal industry but it is clear that homophobia/transphobia is still an issue within the sector. In a survey conducted by Construction News in 2017, 54% of LGBTQ+ respondents said that they didn’t feel comfortable...

Welcoming social wellness

This research aimed to examine and understand older GSD (gender and sexuality diverse) women’s experiences and needs related to health, aged-care and social support services. In particular, this project sought to explore how access and engagement with services was related to women’s sense of community...

Diversity and safety on campus @ Western

This research arose out of a meeting of Western Sydney University’s (Western) ALLY network, where anecdotal concerns were voiced about the environmental conditions encountered by sexuality and gender diverse (SGD) students and staff.

Free2Be?: Exploring the schooling experiences of Australia’s sexuality and gender diverse secondary school students

This report details the findings from a nationwide survey of sexuality and gender diverse Australian secondary school students, entitled the Free2Be? project. The name, while also intended to be catchy and easy for young people to remember, was designed to address the fundamental project questions...
Journal article

Racialised desires: the colonial preoccupations of fantasy

The articles in this special themed section were submitted by presenters at the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association’s 2012 Annual Conference on the theme ‘Racialising Desire’. This introduction briefly outlines the subject of ‘racialised desires’ while canvasing the articles collected within.

Same-sex intimate partner homicide in Australia

This study uses data from the National Homicide Monitoring Program within a context of national and international research to describe what is known about the trends and key characteristics of same-sex intimate partner homicide in Australia. Foreword While there is a sizable body of research...
Journal article

Coming out and fitting in: same-sex marriage and the politics of difference

This article argues in favour of same-sex marriage, but only under certain conditions. Same-sex marriage ought to be introduced in the Australian context in order to remedy the formal inequalities between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens and their heterosexual/cisgendered counterparts.

TranZnation - a report on the health and wellbeing of transgendered people in Australia and New Zealand

Studies investigating health and wellbeing of transgender people have typically been conducted in medical environments such as gender clinics and through sexual health centres. One of the primary concerns of transgender people is recognition of their gender status which is often difficult to achieve in...