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My Rainbow Network
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Bisexual people attracted to both men and woman

Studies of bisexual people consistently show that they have even higher rates of depression or depressive symptoms than same-sex attracted people.6

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Conversations

Conversations and discussions

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Current Affairs

The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI)1 people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts.

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Human Rights Issues

Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe. They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies.

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Homosexual woman (Lesbians and other women attracted to women)

Research shows that bisexual and lesbian women experience higher levels of diagnosis or treatment for a mental health condition compared to same-sex attracted women. - beyondblue.org.au

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Homosexual men (gay men and other men attracted to men)

Many gay men living with HIV have lost relationships, social support networks, careers, earning capacity and a sense of future. These multiple losses make them more likely to develop depression and may also compound symptoms. Almost 50 per cent of gay men living with HIV in Australia report feeling depressed.

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Intersex and Androgynous people (men or woman, both or neither)

Sources of psychological stress can include confusion about sexual identity and gender roles, and treatment issues such as surgery at a young age, surgery without informed consent, and lack of disclosure from parents and health carers. Research has shown that two thirds of people who are intersex had experienced discrimination due to the intersex status.

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Prejudice & Discrimination

Prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of biological, social, environmental and psychological factors which can lead to depression, anxiety and suicide.

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Queer young people

Around 10 per cent of young Australians experience same-sex attraction, most realising this around puberty.

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Transgender trans man and woman (Hetrosexual and Bisexual communities)

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among transgender communities is higher than for other lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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Transgender & Gender Queer (Homosexual gay and lesbian communities)

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among transgender communities is higher than for other lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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