Healthy Communities, Healthy Futures
This year’s theme Healthy Communities, Healthy Futures aims to explore the broader health issues for our communities. Healthy Communities encompasses the diverse identities, experiences and health issues experienced by LGBTIQ women. Healthy Futures is about using and building on our existing resilience and skills – what do we need to do to move forward? Healthy Futures hopes to pose questions about what we need to do in the future and to showcase existing services, programs, and research that are already creating an environment for LGBTIQ women to thrive.
The 5th national LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference will be held on 4 & 5 June 2020 at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, in Sydney.
About the conference
The LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference is proudly co-presented by the Thorne Harbour Health and ACON. The inaugural conference – then called the LBQ Women’s Health Conference – took place in Melbourne in 2015, presented by Thorne Harbour Health (previously VAC) before partnering with ACON in 2016, and has since expanded to a two-day conference.
You can look at past programs, conference videos and information on past conferences in our History section.
The conference focuses on the health and well-being needs of all LGBTIQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities.
Conference engagement statement
This conference is committed meaningful inclusion, diversity and access. It aims to create safer spaces to strengthen the health and wellbeing of all LGBTIQ women, including Aboriginal women and Sistergirls, women of colour, women with disabilities, trans, gender diverse and intersex women. We respect that experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality can intersect with diverse gender experiences, intersex status and all forms of marginalisation that women experience. We acknowledge that striving for best practice and positive health outcomes for all women requires meaningful engagement and fostering a cross-sector response that embeds these principles in all aspects of our work.