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Australian heath alliance urges remembrance of suicide victims on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Australia’s National LGBTI Health Alliance has used the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to highlight the high rate of suicide among transgender people due to the discrimination they face.\n

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15th November 2013 23:18

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

The Australian National LGBTI Health Alliance has commemorated the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance – noting the importance of remembering transgender people who have died from suicide alongside those who have died from physical violence.

‘Despite recent legislative gains, trans people in Australia continue to experience harassment, vilification, isolation and distress,’ National LGBTI Health Alliance executive director Warren Talbot said.

‘Trans people who are not able to express their gender safely, whether due to lack of medical treatment or social stigma, are at significantly higher risk of suicide.’

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