The biennial SWASH survey found 31 per cent of women and non-binary people felt life was not worth living in the past 12 months, with 14 per cent of respondents reporting self-harm.
MP Charles Santiago Santiago tweeted that the “government has a duty to protect and promote the interest of women from the LGBT community” in the face of a media campaign “demonising” LGBT people.
Three-quarters of same-sex attracted women said stereotypes like “butch”, “man-hater”, and “aggressive” negatively impacted them and were the biggest barriers to being out at work.
International Women’s Day champions women around the globe while looking at the prevalence of gender inequality and the issues that need to be tackled. We spoke to a handful of LGBTI women about the unique issues they face.