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Slipping through the cracks

Mental health awareness in the LGBTI community, especially its youth, is increasingly gaining more attention in mainstream media, helping to break the silence on an issue that is often overshadowed. Young and brace LGBTI people opened up to David Alexander about their experiences of discrimination, homelessness, abuse and depression, and the community organisations dedicated to advocating for them.

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The blame game

With the eyes of the world on Australia for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, or AIDS 2014, the community has an opportunity to highlight the widespread stigma faced by people living with HIV. Benjamin Riley spoke to five people who confront the impact of HIV stigma every day, and were willing to share their stories.

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Rhyian Anderson-Morley (Photo: Thomas Riley; Star Observer)
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Come out and then what?

Rhyian Anderdon-Morley found himself at the centre of a media storm when an article he wrote about being gay and playing Aussie Rules made the front page of one of Australia’s biggest newspapers. Benjamin Riley sat down with him to find out what happened next, and whether coming out is too much to ask — especially in light of Ian Thorpe’s own coming out last weekend.

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