Position Statement

LGBTQIA+ Health - 2021

Many people who are LGBTQIA+ in Australia live happy and healthy lives. However, people who are LGBTQIA+ can experience unacceptable health inequities when compared to those who do not identify as LGBTQIA+. Many of these health inequities are associated with high levels of overt and implicit discrimination against these communities and populations, both socially and within institutions. Being LGBTQIA+ is normal, healthy, and representative of the diversity in human sexuality, gender identity, and sex characteristics. This Position Statement outlines health issues experienced by people who are LGBTQIA+ in Australia, and sets out the AMA's calls for action to improve the health experiences and outcomes of these communities and individuals.