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LGBTI Elder abuse and discrimination

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust (Victoria Room)

210 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This interactive workshop begins by outlining the evidence related LGBTI Elders experiences of abuse, discrimination and other difficulties on the basis of their LGBTI identities. This includes: restrictions to sexual orientation and gender identity; reduced services; misgendering; posthumous (after death) abuse and refusal to recognise same sex relationships. The workshop includes presentations by LGBTI Elders and covers:

  1. The impacts of history on perceptions of abuse and the mistrust of services
  2. Power imbalances in culturally unsafe families, communities and services
  3. Forms of abuse and impacts on health and wellbeing
  4. Implications for services – responding to and preventing abuse
  5. Implications for the Royal Commission and National Elder Abuse Strategy
  6. Guidelines for LGBTI inclusive services.

This workshop is essential for anyone providing services to LGBTI Elders. Participants will be provided with resources to assist with the education of their colleagues.

Facilitator and presenters

Dr Catherine Barrett will draw on interviews with over 200 LGBTI Elders. Catherine was the CoChair of the Committee that developed the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy and established Val’s Café. While working for GLHV, Catherine was the project coordinator for Rainbow Tick and developed a program called How2 Create an LGBTI Inclusive Service. Catherine established Alice’s Garage, a national project empowering LGBTI Elders. Projects under the Alice’s Garage banner include the Tango Project, documenting LGBTI Elder experiences of discrimination and abuse on the basis of their LGBTI identities.

The workshop will include presentations by LGBTI Elders: Sally Conning; Kathy Mansfield; Max Primmer and David Morrison.

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