What does LGBTIQ on the Central Coast Look like?

Have your say and let us all learn something about our communities.

11 Australians out of 100 identifying themselves belonging to the LGBTIQ community, we all know Central Coast community also comprises of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex people with an estimated LGBTIQ popuation of almost 32,000.

ISSUES FACED BY LGBTIQ PEOPLE

Many LGBTIQ people lead safe, healthy and active lives, enjoying high levels of wellbeing and contributing greatly to the rich diversity and vibrancy of their communities.

LGBTIQ people can also experience marginalisation, stigma, discrimination and social exclusion due to their sexuality or gender identity, which can have a detrimental impact on their health and wellbeing, including diminished capacity and resilience and a lack of willingness to access health and other services.

·        LGBTIQ people have the highest rates of suicidality of any population in Australia and half of transgender people have attempted suicide at least once in their life.

·        61% of LGBTIQ and gender questioning young Australians reported experiencing verbal abuse because of homophobia or transphobia.

·        90% of LGBTIQ respondents to a recent South Australian survey indicated they had at times avoided public affection of their partner for fear of being victimised or abused.

This 5 minute survey will be the start of a clearer picture. 

TRIGGER WARNING: This survey also asks about your personal experience with harassment, discrimination and physical violence. If you are not comfortable with this do not complete the survey.  If you do feel comfortable and then find yourself  wanting to speak to someone. Information on how to get help, if you need it, appears on each page and at the end of the survey. Thankyou very much for contributing.

Lifeline 13 11 14
Online and 24/7 Phone and face to face crisis support & suicide precention sercie

QLIFE 1800 184 527 Free counselling and online chate referrral for LGBTIQ COMMUNITY 3PM - Midnight

Beyondblue 1300 224 636
Online and 24/7 Phone service that supports everyone to achieve their best possible mental health

Headspace 1800 650 890 that suppports people aged 12 - 25 and their families 7 days a week
ABOUT YOU

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* 1. Are you currently living on the Central Coast

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* 2. Your current Post code

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* 3. Your age group now

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* 4. What age did you move to the Coast

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* 5. Your gender identity

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* 6. Your Sexual identity

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* 7. Do you consider yourself to have a Disability?

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* 8. How would you describe your disability? Please tick as many as apply to you.

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* 9. Cultural

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* 10. Your Relationship status

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* 11. Do you live

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* 12. Do you have any or care for kids as part of your family

WORK (OR NOT)

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* 13. Your Current employment situation?

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* 14. Do you Work on the Coast

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* 15. Are you out in the Workplace

COVID TIMES

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* 16. Has Covid-19 had an impact on your overall wellbeing

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* 17. What COVID Challenges have impacted you most (Select all that apply)

Discrimination has a negative impact on health and wellbeing. Bullying, Harassment and Violence hurts and is also with discrimination against the law.

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* 18. On the Central Coast have you been discriminated against (Tick as many as apply) because of

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* 19. Where were you discriminated against (on the Coast)

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* 20. Have you been the Target of (Tick as many as relevant)

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* 21. Have you been the target of more serious bullying on the Coast

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* 22. On the Central Coast have you experienced (Tick as many as relevant)

Your Health

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* 23. Your Current Health Status

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* 24. Do you smoke

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* 25. Do you have a chronic illness

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* 26. Your satisfaction with life right now

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* 27. Where are you at generally (right now)

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* 28. Do you have preventative health checks

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* 29. Are you delaying seeing the Dr because of

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* 30. How is your oral health

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* 31. Do you delay Dental health

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* 32. Are you delaying dental health because of

Your Central Coast

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* 33. Have you been to any of the Central Coast Pride | Naughty Noodle activations (select all that are applicable)

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* 34. Central Coast Pride | Naughty Noodle Fun Haus (tick as many as relevant)

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* 35. Getting Help  (Select as many as are applicable to you)

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* 36. What do you see as the top 3 biggest challenges for Central Coast LGBTIQ communities

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* 37. Can we contact you should we need to break down some of your answers?

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* 38. Thank you, please share your email address (Not required, you can leave blank)

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* 39. With the increased lgbtiq visibility, smaller groups, friendships and community building since Coastal Twist / Central Coast Pride are things feeling/getting better?

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