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LGBTQIA+ people have significantly lower mental health and higher rates of suicide than other Australians - Beyond Blue.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual Australians are twice as likely to have a high/very high level of psychological distress as their heterosexual peers (18.2% v. 9.2%) - ABS, 2011.
Intersectional pride: great diversity of identities and experiences within and between LGBTIQA+ communities, influenced by age, ethnicity, geographical location, (dis)ability, migration experience, gender non(identity), socioeconomic status...