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'Just Listen Properly, Like with Intent': LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians: Telling us the Story


Dwyer, A and Grant, R and Mason, R and Barnes, A, 'Just Listen Properly, Like with Intent': LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians: Telling us the Story, Final Report, Tasmanian Government Department of Communities, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-81. (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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While many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) people live full and happy lives, prejudice, discrimination, and barriers to wellbeing continue. Tasmania has made significant progress in affirming the rights and dignity of LGBTIQ+ people, going from having some of the nationís most discriminatory laws to leading the way for equity and inclusion in Australia. However, LGBTIQ+ peopleís poorer mental and physical health, high rates of victimisation to violence and abuse, and reduced educational and economic outcomes are well-documented and persist internationally and in Australia. The need to address these disparities more comprehensively is being increasingly acknowledged in Tasmania and is supported by national and local research.

This project aimed to collect the most up-to-date information about LGBTIQ+ peopleís experiences of Tasmanian Government services and life in Tasmania overall to inform the Department of Communitiesí LGBTIQ+ Strategic Framework and Action Plan. Through extensive community consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders, State Government departments, and non-government organisations, we conducted the largest ever survey of LGBTIQ+ people in Tasmania, followed by online interviews and focus groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:LGBTIQ, Tasmanians, education, health, police, safety
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Gender studies
Research Field:Gender studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Gender and sexualities
UTAS Author:Dwyer, A (Dr Angela Dwyer)
UTAS Author:Grant, R (Dr Ruby Grant)
UTAS Author:Mason, R (Mr Ron Mason)
UTAS Author:Barnes, A ( Ashleigh Barnes)
ID Code:154214
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-11-11
Last Modified:2022-11-14
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