Housing for the Aged Action Group welcomes all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities to access our housing services, to participate in our organisation and our campaigns for housing justice, and to work with us.

We strive do so so in an inclusive and respectful way and provide a welcoming and safe environment. HAAG does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. As part of our commitment to LGBTI diversity and inclusion we are working towards the Rainbow Tick accreditation.

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We are looking for people who are part of the LGBTI community who are interested in being part of a reference group to guide an upcoming project which will be developing and delivering community education to the LGBTI community. Sign up here if you'd like to be involved!

Latest Updates and Events from HAAG's LGBTI Projects

LGBTIQ organisations are disappointed to hear news this week that Switchboard Victoria’s ‘Out and About’ program is under threat due to Federal funding cuts. 'Out and About’ is a vital peer service connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people across Victoria and aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness experienced by older members of LGBTIQ communities via a community visitors program.

Midsumma HAAGs

23 Jan 2019
Shane and Pam talk to Fiona York from HAAG about our new Service Navigator program, which will help people navigate the aged care system, as well as HAAG's expanding national project, and what we learnt from our stall at Midsumma Carnival.
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Shane and Pam from HAAG talked to Pauline from Val's LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care about the specific housing needs of LGBTI older people, and what the state election results mean for older people's housing in Victoria.
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During Homelessness Week 2018 Fiona York talked with Lisa Tribuzio, North Metro Diversity Advisor, North Metro Sector Development team about HAAG's engagement with LGBTI communities

 

Below are some additional resources that LGBTI elders may find useful

Resources for LGBTI Elders

Val’s Café
Val’s Café has been working to improve the health and wellbeing of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans and intersex Australians since 2009. Val’s focusses on building the capacity of service providers to be LGBTI inclusive as a means to improving the health and wellbeing of older LGBTI people.

Drummond Street
A not for profit community service organisation helping all kinds of people and families in some of the most diverse communities, including counselling and support services for older LGBTIQ+ people

With Respect 1800 LGBTIQ
w|respect is a new specialist LGBTIQ family violence service that was funded by the Victorian government. Its role is to both support the LGBTIQ communities and their families affected by family violence.

Alice’s Garage
Alice’s Garage is a national project empowering LGBTI elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing in Australia, including a blog for LGBTI elders and a number of projects focusing on LGBTI Ageing and Elders.

Silver Rainbow
Silver Rainbow provides national coordination and support activities promoting the well-being of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to the aged care sector. Their website includes important and useful information about aged care for LGBTI people and their families.

Vintage Men
The Melbourne Chapter of Prime Timers World Wide, Vintage Men Incorporated is a social support group for mature gay, bisexual men and their friends.

LGBTI Elders Dance Club
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex elders and their allies are invited to attend this free monthly social event, learn new dances, enjoy delicious catering and drinks, and interact with other LGBTI elders and allies.

Switchboard 
Switchboard Victoria is a community based not for profit organisation that provides peer based, volunteer run support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people and their friends, families and allies.
1800 184 527

Search for LGBTI services
Star Observer, a publication on LGBTI issues, has a great online resource for LGBTI community services across Australia.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Fun, romance, good sex, being cared for, feeling valued and safe - that's what relationships are supposed to be about. But what if you're being hurt by someone you love?

Thorne Harbour Relationship and Family Violence page
Research tells us that 1 in 3 LGBTI people experience intimate partner and/or family violence from a partner, ex-partner, or family member, inclusive of family of choice. If you are experiencing elder abuse or other kinds of family violence, resources are available to help you.

Out and About
Out & About is a FREE home visiting service that connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people across Victoria. Our peer volunteer visitors make regular social visits to people living at home or in aged care as part of the national Community Visitors Scheme.

Matrix Guild
An advocacy and support group for older lesbians who provide information on accommodation options and manage some social housing properties.