To Whom it May Concern We, Australia Counselling, write to express our support for Marriage Equality. We support diversity in the workforce and recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of…

The year 2015 has proven to be a momentous one for the LGBTI community with the United States finally making marriage a right for couples of the same sex. It has been celebrated largely because, for the longest time, it didn’t seem like the US (which remains to be the most influential country in the…

This interview is with Australia Counselling member Matt Glover. If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex person (LGBTI) person or you know one, you probably know that the coming out experience is unique for every person. LGBTI people as a whole can suffer from poor mental health as a result of experiencing homophobia,…

Some would argue that in today’s hypersexual world, the idea that someone would legitimately have minimal or no interest in sex at all is more than a little suspicious. While activists have fought for respect and recognition for people all along the gender and sexuality spectrum, even the most liberal among us may feel that…

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is pleased to announce the commencement of the Lifeguard Project for Australian communities of gay men. Working with beyondblue and the Movember Foundation, the Alliance will foster a community conversation and educate gay men across Australia in an effort to tackle the alarming rates of depression, anxiety and suicide within…

Larry Cappel is a  licensed psychotherapist and clinical counsellor in Denver, Colorado in the United States, who specialises in working with gay men and the issues they struggle with. Larry is a certified teacher of mindfulness and meditation and has a passion for working with gay men  and the issues  that prevent them from living rich and…

By Timothy Jones, La Trobe University This article was originally published at The Conversation. Read the original article. Exodus International, the world’s largest “ex-gay” organisation announced this week that it will shut down. Founded in the United States in 1976, for most of its life Exodus sought to help gay people become straight. Over 37 years Exodus grew…

Damien Christie has triggered an uproar following his suicide on 27 March 2013. To the very end he feared that the God he worshipped did not love him back. After being rejected by his Pentecostal church, he underwent gay conversion therapy at a Melbourne church. The aim to “pray away the gay” ended up taking…

One of the world’s largest studies on children of same sex couples has shown that they are doing better than the rest of the population. This study reveals  that not only are these young people thriving they have higher rates of family cohesion as compared to a heterosexual household. This study was performed at Melbourne…