External resources
Academic staff at Flinders available to guest lecture on sexual and gender identity
Academic research by Flinders staff about sexual and gender identities
List of topics about sexual and gender identities taught at Flinders

External resources

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) - An independent research unit within the Health Science Faculty at La Trobe University which encourages and fosters research into all aspects of homosexuality, sexual attitudes and behaviours, gender and any issues related to or of relevance to the lesbian and gay community.

Gaylawnet - Provides general information, news and resources concerning law as it affects the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intersex community.

Health in Difference 5 Conference Proceedings (Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria) - Conference proceedings from the National GLBTI Health Conference hosted by ARCSHS held in January 2005.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission: Gaymen & Lesbians
- Provides information on issues impacting on gay and lesbian people in Australia.

Mapping Homophobia in Australia
(M Flood & C Hamilton (2005)) - This study identifies and examines the extent of homophobia in Australia using self-completion interviews with 24,718 respondents aged 14 years and over.

Not Yet Equal: Report of the VGLRL Same Sex Relationships Survey (R McNair, N Thomacos(2005)) - A report documenting the experiences of people in same-sex relationships within the GLBTTIQQ communities in Victoria. Highlights areas in which same-sex couples have yet to reach full social inclusion.

Rainbow Report: Perspectives on Sexuality at The University of Western Australia (2002) (pdf document)
- A report on the attitudes held by students at the University of Western Australia towards GLBTI people.

The Rainbow Owl offers a wide-range of resources to support transgender and gender-diverse young people and children. Created as part of a broader project by Flinders researchers, Clare Bartholomaeus and Damien Riggs, this site offers a broad variety of information for teachers, parents and family members, mental health professionals, and young people themselves, including research, videos, books and useful links elsewhere on the web.

Straight Talk about Queer Issues (pdf document) (A Goody & J De Vries (2001)) - This paper explores the climate for GLBTI people in the workplace and describes two projects that aim to make the University of Western Australia a more positive work and study experience for GLBT people.

Writing Themselves in Again 6 Years On (pdf document) (ARCSHS) - The 2nd National Report on the sexual health and well being of same-sex attracted young people in Australia.

See also: Information, services and support.

Academic staff at Flinders available to guest lecture on sexual and gender identity

Dr Mary Heath - Director of Law/Associate Dean (students)

  • Homophobic hate crimes
  • The well-being of bi-sexual and lesbian women

Mr Paul Marks - Director Legal Studies

  • Transsexual jurisprudence
  • Queer Theory
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • The Medical Response to Children with Intersex Conditions.
  • Dr Shannon Dowling (Australian Studies lecturer)

Dr Damien Riggs - School of Social Work 

  • Heteronormativity and the Health Sciences
  • LGBT Mental Health
  • LGBT Parenting and Families
  • Foster Care and Lesbians and Gay Men

Sexual identities

If you are an academic staff member at Flinders and available to guest lecture on sexual and gender identities, please let us know sending an email to equal.opportunity@flinders.edu.au.

Academic research by Flinders staff about sexual and gender identities

(Higher degree thesis or peer reviewed publications)

Ms Jan Thompson (1997) Naming the Unmentionable: Lesbian Domestic Violence. MA Thesis (unpublished - available Adelaide University Library)

Dr Mary Heath (2005) - Pronouncing the Silent B (in GLBTTIQ) (Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review Vol 1 No 3 (1) Pronouncing the Silent 'B' (DOC 51KB)

Dr Ea Mulligan and Dr Mary Heath - Findings from an interview-based research project investigating bi-sexual and lesbian women's strategies for achieving well-being initially focussing on welfare and community participation. (2007) Lesbian zest: tips on how to survive and flourish and (2007) Thriving as a bisexual or queer woman: tips on how to flourish. 

Mr Paul Marks (2000) Intersex Children and Genital Surgery, Honours Thesis (unpublished - available Flinders University Library).

If you are an academic staff member at Flinders and have published material on sexual and gender identities or have written a thesis in this area, please let us know if you would like it placed here by sending an email to equal.opportunity@flinders.edu.au.

List of topics about sexual and gender identities taught at Flinders

Sociology
Gender and Sexuality SOCI3045
Convenor: Dr. Mary Holmes

Women’s Studies
Sex, Gender and Identities WMST1001
Convenor: Dr. Heather Brook

Let us know if you become aware of any other subjects at Flinders that focus on diverse sexual and gender identities, sending an email to equal.opportunity@flinders.edu.au.