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Supporting LGBT Lives: A Study of Mental Health and Well-Being ( PDF )

There is a dearth of research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) people in Ireland. Stark gaps exist in the knowledge and understanding of the issues and everyday life experiences impacting on the mental health and psychological well-being of people who identify as LGBT. This research set out to examine mental health and well-being, including an investigation of suicide vulnerability (risk) and resilience, among LGBT people in Ireland. The above study has been published by the National Office for Suicide Prevention ( Eire / Ireland ). The study has has a break down of stats on the mental health indicators for Trans people in the 5th chapter.

Transgender Eurostudy: Legal survey and focus on the transgender experience of health care ( PDF )

( abstract ) “The legal survey confirmed that very few countries had fully embraced the range of transgender protections available in Europe. Some have made very little progress, leaving their trans citizens in fear for their safety, unable to work due to discrimination, and facing great difficulties in obtaining access to gender reassignment services. The failure of States to implement directives and significant case law, from both the ECJ and the ECHR, has left a Europe divided with a few of its trans population having fairly good access to medicine and their rights, but even then no country is by any means perfect. The UK does better than most States but this must partly be due to the volume of cases brought by trans people in the UK. There seems to be a dearth of such individuals elsewhere in Europe.”

Transgender Experiences in Scotland ( PDF )

( abstract ) “The impetus for this research was the creation of the Public Sector Gender Equality Duty which requires public sector bodies to be proactive in working to eliminate discrimination and harassment of transsexual people. The Scottish Transgender Alliance, together with the Scottish Government Equality Unit and the Equal Opportunities Commission (prior to its amalgamation into the new Equality & Human Rights Commission), have promoted in Scotland the good practice of using the tools of the Gender Equality Duty to reduce discrimination and harassment against all transgender people, not only transsexual people.”

Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Suicide ( PDF )

( abstract ) ” This paper highlights the higher risk of suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. This higher risk may well extend to transgender (T) youth. Additionally, the paper provides recommendations to reduce this risk by addressing stigma and prejudice at the institutional and individual level; by forming partnerships across youth-serving, suicide prevention, and LGBT youth agencies; by building on recent advances in research; and by responding to the issues of LGBT youth. To write the paper, the authors reviewed relevant up-to- date literature and researched current services for LGBT youth. Youth, for the purposes of this paper, is defined as between ages 15 and 24. Drafts of the paper were reviewed by LGBT youth and experts with relevant interests.”

Coming forward, The underreporting of heterosexist violence and same sex partner abuse in Victoria ( PDF )

( abstract ) ” ‘Just lock your door’ was one police officer’s solution to the problem of heterosexist violence and harassment. It captures the complex web of prejudice, inaction and lack of interest that confronts many gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender (GLBT) people when deciding whether or not to report heterosexist violence or same sex partner abuse. ‘Just lock your door’ is a piece of advice all too familiar to GLBT people. It is a reminder of that personal and collective closet in which many were compelled to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is an ugly reminder of a time when the only protection against heterosexist abuse and prejudice was to be invisible, to publicly deny who you are and how you love in order to pass as ‘heterosexual’.”

Transpersonen am österreichischen Arbeitsmarkt ( PDF )

Transgender inclusion in the workplace 2nd edition. A Human Rights Campaign Foundation Report ( PDF )


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