Below you’ll find local and national resources for all things Queer*!
AGA is one of the best organisations for sex and gender diverse people in Australia! They run social events including dinners at their house, provide resources and support and advocate for the ISGD community. They’re always lovely and have many ways for people to get involved so it’s really worth checking them out. Oh and you should really read their booklet, Navigating Diversity as it has information for intersex, trans and gender diverse people that you may not find anywhere else. Here’s some helpful links on their website:
The AAC is Canberra’s centre for all things Queer in the ACT. They provide us with resources, run SpringOUT’s Fair Day, hold workshops and advocate for safe sex. Their building is also on campus at ANU (they’re near the School of Art) and they have a FREE counselling service for members of the queer community that is really worth checking out. Last but not least, they have a SWOP representative in house.
Canberra’s Sexual Health and Family Planning Centre provide support and resources for sexual and reproductive health. They can help you find the right contraceptive method for you, provide counselling for unexpected pregnancies, STI testing, educate on safe sex and consent as well as many others. They’re also super queer friendly so you should feel safe with them. They also have a huge library of resources that is available to everyone. They use medicare so their services are more than affordable to access.
PFLAG stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. They’re a support group for straight friends and parents who need to share experiences with other straight allies, find information on what being queer* means for their loved one, find ways to support their queer* friend or work through their apprehensions or any negative feelings. They’re a really friendly and cheerful bunch who have helped many Queer* youth to feel safe and supported in their schools and homes.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
16 Gordon Street Acton