'We want to help but we don't know what to do': service providers working with Indigenous LGBTIQ+ youth in Australia

Corrinne T. Sullivan, Duy Tran, William Trewlynn, Kim Spurway, John Leha, Linda Briskman, Karen Soldatic

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Abstract

Access to adequate and appropriate service provision has a direct positive impact on health and wellbeing. Experiences of inaccessible, discriminatory, and culturally unsafe services and/or service providers are considered a root cause for the health inequalities that exist among Indigenous queer youth. Experiences of discrimination and cultural inappropriateness are commonplace, with Indigenous queer youth noting issues related to access to services and treatment, stereotyping, and a lack of quality in the care provided, which discourage Indigenous people from accessing care. This paper examines the perspectives of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ youth and health service providers to identify what challenges, obstacles and opportunities are currently being faced and what could be implemented to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous LGBTIQ+ youth in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-324
Number of pages17
JournalSexes
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Indigenous
  • service providers
  • LGBTIQ+
  • Aboriginal
  • youth
  • health
  • wellbeing

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