The impact of suicide on LGBTIQA+ communities
The risk of suicide is elevated in the LGBTIQA+ community due to growing up in, at times, hostile school and home environments, experiences of homophobia and transphobia, discrimination and exclusion in workplaces, difficulty finding appropriate and affirming healthcare, and other challenges. Lived experience of suicide in the LGBTIQA+ community can be made more complex by stigmatising public commentary, social isolation, identity formation, having an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or culturally diverse background, or from exposure to multiple suicides in the community over time.
Resources for the LGBTIQA+ community
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LGBTIQA+ Attempt Survivor Action Group
During 2020, we established a LGBTIQA+ Suicide Attempt Action Group for a period of twelve months. The group met regularly and contributed to a number of our activities. For example, the action group recorded a True Colours Advocacy webinar offering diverse, inclusive, visible and empathetic voices for change.
Roses in the Ocean continues to work with members of our Lived Experience Collective, the LGBTIQA+ community and industry colleagues to create resources for individuals who are or have experienced suicidal crisis or made an attempt on their life.
Roses in the Ocean at Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day, 2022
Pictured here is team member, Julia with Lived Experience Collective member, Grace.