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Useful organisations

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ACON - health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTQ health (including cancer).
AGMC - for the rights of multicultural and multifaith LGBTIQ communities.
Australian Professional Association for Trans Health - for professionals involved in providing care for trans people; includes a national directory of health providers.
Bi Alliance - bi-alliance.orgOnline support and advocacy group, and events for the bi+ community.
Black Rainbow - network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify as LGBQTIA+, sistergirl or brotherboy.
The Bottom Line - on HPV and anal cancer for gay and other men who have sex with men.
Gender, Bodies and Relationships Passport - to communicate information about your gender, body and relationships with health professionals and services.
Intersex Human Rights Australia - support, education and policy information, by and for people with intersex variations or traits.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia - body for health organisations focused on LGBTIQ+ communities. Maintains list of organisations that provide health services for LGBTQI+ communities.
Minus18 - mental health support, peer mentoring and social events for LGBTQIA+ young people from all over Australia.
National LGBT Cancer Network (US) - cancer-network.orgInformation on cancer risk, screening and treatment for LGBTQI+ communities.
qheadspace - mental health service for LGBTIQA+ people aged 12–25.
ReachOut - mental health support for young people to talk about gender and sexuality.
TransHub - about gender affirmation, hormones, and health needs, including cancer screening.
DocDir - to LGBTQ+ friendly health professionals and clinics.
DocLIST - of health professionals recommended by lesbian and bisexual women.

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This information was last reviewed February 2023 by the following expert content reviewers: Prof Jane Ussher, Chair, Women’s Heath Psychology and Chief Investigator, Out with Cancer study, Western Sydney University, NSW; ACON; Dr Kimberley Allison, Out with Cancer study, Western Sydney University, NSW; Dr Katherine Allsopp, Supportive and Palliative Care Specialist, Westmead Hospital, NSW; A/Prof Antoinette Anazodo OAM, Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist, Sydney Children’s Hospital, NSW; Megan Bathgate, Consumer; Gregory Bock, Clinical Nurse Consultant–Oncology Coordinator, Urology Cancer Nurse Coordination Service, WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network, WA; Morgan Carpenter, Executive Director, Intersex Human RIghts Australia (formerly OII Australia); Prof Lorraine Chantrill, Medical Co-Director Cancer Services, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, NSW; A/Prof Ada Cheung, Endocrinologist, Head, Trans Health Research Group, Department of Medicine (Austin Health), The University of Melbourne, VIC; Bonney Corbin, Australian Women’s Health Network; Cristyn Davies, Research Fellow, Specialty of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney and Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, NSW; Prof Ian Davis, Professor of Medicine, Monash University and Eastern Health, Medical Oncologist, Eastern Health, Chair, ANZUP Cancer Trials Group, VIC; Rebecca Dominguez, President, Bisexual Alliance Victoria; Liz Duck-Chong, Projects Coordinator, TransHub and Trans Health Equity, ACON, NSW; Lauren Giordano, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Hall & Wilcox (law firm); Natalie Halse, BCNA Consumer Representative; Jem Hensley, Consumer; Prof Martha Hickey, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, and Director of the Gynaecology Research Centre, The Women’s Hospital, VIC; Kim Hobbs, Clinical Specialist Social Worker – Gynaecological Cancer, Westmead Hospital, NSW; Dr Laura Kirsten, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Nepean Cancer Care Centre, NSW; Amber Loomis, Policy and Research Coordinator, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia; Julie McCrossin and Melissa Gibson, Consumers; Dr Fiona McDonald, Research Manager, Canteen, NSW; Dr Gary Morrison, Shine a Light (LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group); Penelope Murphy, Cancer Council NSW Liaison, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW; Dr Rosalie Power, Out with Cancer study, Western Sydney University, NSW; Jan Priaulx, 13 11 20 Lead Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Paul Scott-Williams, Consumer; Simone Sheridan, Sexual Health Nurse Consultant, Sexual Health Services, Austin Health, VIC; Cheryl Waller and Rhonda Beach, Consumers.

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