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Resources for Individuals

LGBTIQ+ Coming Out Guides for support

COMING OUT GUIDE – The Trevor Project

Produced by the Trevor Project, this is a really extensive guide to understanding language, and how to find safe spaces when you or someone you love is navigating the space of coming out.

OUT NOW: COMING OUT GUIDE

Produced by Minus 18, this is a really simple guide to understanding coming out. It features tips on how to be a good ally to a friend or family member who does come out to you, as well as a very important section about NOT coming out.

LGBTIQ+ SAFETY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SAFE AND STRONG, an LGBTQ+ guide to social media

Produced in collaboration by ACON, Trans Pride Australia, Instagram and Facebook this is a valuable guide for LGBTIQ+ people about protecting yourself and your mental health online.

NATIONAL >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

QLIFE — Australia-wide anonymous and free LGBTI peer support for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Call 1800 184 527 or webchat 3pm-12am AEST.


Minus 18 — Resources help and guidance for Australia’s LGBTIQ youth.


Black Rainbow — Australia’s leading Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people.


PFLAG Australia — Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.


Trans Pride Australia — Social and support group for trans and gender diverse people and their loved ones.


Intersex Peer Support — An intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics.


Intersex Human Rights Australia — Support and education by and for people with intersex variation traits.


Headspace — Australia-wide online, phone and in-person support and counselling to young people, their families and friends. Call 1800 650 890 (9am-1am).


ReachOut — ReachOut.com helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERITORY >> LGBTQI ORGANISATIONS

AIDS Action Council — Face-to-face counselling and access to social groups in the ACT for people of diverse sexuality and gender.


A Gender Agenda — A Gender Agenda aims to support the goals and needs of the intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities of Canberra and the surrounding region.


Diversity ACT – A community-based, non-profit organisation that exists to advance and support the aspirations, acceptance and human dignity of LGBTI members of the Canberra community.

NEW SOUTH WALES >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

Twenty 10 — Specialised services for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.


ACON — Health support for LGBTI people and people with HIV.


The Gender Centre Inc. — Provides information and support to trans and gender-diverse people in NSW.


HIV/AIDS Legal Centre NSW – A specialist community legal centre funded to provide free legal services and advice to people with HIV-related legal matters.


Inner City Legal Centre – Provides free legal services to Sydney’s LGBTI community.


NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby – Provides referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to the media, policy makers and the community.

QUEENSLAND >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

Diverse Voices — Peer-to-peer telephone and internet counselling for LGBTQI people.


Queensland AIDS Council — The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Queenslanders.


Open Doors Youth Service — A drop-in centre and support service for young people who identify as sex, gender or sexuality diverse.


QSpace — QSpace is a non-profit service specifically for LGBTIQAP+ young people.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

BFRIEND — Phone, email and face-to-face support for LGBTQIA+ people.


SHINESA —Sexual health and clinical services for people who are intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities. Plus counselling and peer support for people who are transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

Living Proud — Services and support for LGBTQ and other sexuality sex and gender diverse people in Western Australia.


The Freedom Centre — Provides safe social spaces, peer support, information and referral for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and questioning young people under age 26.

NORTHERN TERRITORY >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis CouncilWorks in the area of blood borne viruses, education and social support in the Northern Territory.

VICTORIA >> LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATIONS

Switchboard— Anonymous and free telephone counselling, information and referrals for the LGBTQIA+ communities of Victoria and Tasmania. Switchboard is the Victorian Partner of QLife.


Zoe Belle Gender Centre (ZBGC) — An online service supporting the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s sexuality and gender-diverse community, with information available to anyone in Australia.


Thorne Harbour Health — Offers a range of programs and services for people living with HIV and sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities.


Queerspace — An LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service with a focus on relationships, families, parenting and young people.


Transgender Victoria TGV is Victoria’s leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy.


Rainbow FamiliesRainbow Families Victoria is a volunteer community organisation based in Victoria, Australia. RFV supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families (parents, carers and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, gender diverse or intersex) including our children.


Rainbow Health Victoria  Rainbow Health Victoria promotes the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ Victorians through the creation and dissemination of high quality research, evidence-based training, resources and policy advice.


Living Positive VictoriaThe state’s peak body representing people living with HIV


EquinoxEquinox is a peer led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Health Service operated by the Thorne Harbour Health


Victorian Pride CentreThe Pride Centre will create an iconic home for Victoria’s LGBTIQ community, right in the heart of St Kilda