Australia’s national body for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health and wellbeing — the National LGBT Health Alliance — is now incorporated as a not-for-profit public company.
The change means the Alliance can open membership to non-government organisations providing programs, services and research to improve LGBT well-being. Membership is also available to not-for-profit and corporate supporters, and individuals.
“Recognising the unique health needs of sexuality, sex and gender diverse people still remains an under-addressed area in Australia,” Alliance executive director Gabi Rosenstreich said.
“Some great work is done by a whole range of LGBT organisations on a state or local level. Now the Alliance provides a structure where they can work together and speak with one voice on national health issues.”
Alliance priorities include ageing; mental health; the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; sexual health; recognition of LGBT relationships; same-sex domestic violence; homophobia and the well-being of people living with HIV.

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