Key Advocacy Organisations

Gender Clinic Resources for key advocacy organisations.

Kinfolk

Kinfolk involves working with older Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Elders (65years+) and service providers to improve TGD Elder’s choice and control over gender identity and expression. In particular, it will address the restriction of gender expression by family members in ways that preserve family relationships. Kinfolk is part of “Alice’s Garage”, a social enterprise empowering LGBTI Elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing.

Transgender Victoria (TGV)

TGV is Victoria’s leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy. TGV works to achieve justice, equity and inclusive service provision for trans and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends. TGV also provides LGBTI and trans and gender diverse awareness training across many industries and resources.

Trans Health Australia

Trans Health Australia was founded in April 2012 and is focused on advocacy in the area of social justice, human rights and healthcare services for Trans and Gender Diverse Australians. Trans Health Australia also provides holistic peer support and referral information to health care providers via their regional peer support groups on Facebook.

Zoe Belle Gender Collective (ZBGC)

Zoe Belle Gender Collective is an online not-for-profit seeking to provide support, training and resources for the Victorian trans and gender diverse community.

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA formally known as OII Australia)

IHRA is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Their work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.

Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc

The AGMC Inc is a peak body for individuals/groups from a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer multicultural background.

Bisexual Alliance Victoria Inc

Bisexual Alliance Victoria Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-run organisation dedicated to promoting the acceptance of bisexuals  in LGBTI and mainstream society, providing a fun, safe space where bisexuals can meet, make friends, and talk about their experiences, and informing the bisexual community about relevant news and opportunities for activism.

Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow is Australia’s first and only National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans* and Intersex (LGBQTI) Suicide Prevention National Advocacy Platform and National Touchpoint. Black Rainbow supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI people who are homeless, leaving domestic violence relationships or the justice system. Black Rainbow is 100% Indigenous owned and operated.

JOY 94.9

Broadcasting at 94.9 FM in Melbourne, is Australia’s first and only LGBTIQ community radio station. Several program slots are dedicated to the Trans&Gender Diverse community including “Trans-mission”, a video series that focuses on Trans&Gender Diverse people and their lives.

LGBTI Communities, Ageing and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to ensuring that the needs of people from LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) communities are met in all aspects of service provision, information, support and education.

Rainbow Health Victoria

Rainbow Health Victoria, formerly known as GLHV, is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health and wellbeing policy and resource unit. GLHV is funded by the Victorian Government and sits within the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University.

National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.

Queers in Science

Queers in Science is an initiative to build community and improve support for LGBTIQIA+ people working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine in Australia

Rainbow Network

Empowering service providers to provide safer, more inclusive services for young same sex attracted, intersex, trans and gender diverse Victorians.

The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation’s provides financial scholarships to LGBT+ young adults across Australia for those wishing to complete high school or are ready to start University or TAFE.

 Val’s LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care

Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care (formerly Val’s Café) was established in 2009 and is a Victorian-based program working to improve healthy ageing pathways, care and visibility of older LGBTI people.

The organisation focusses on building the capacity of service providers to be LGBTI inclusive as a means to improving the health and wellbeing of older LGBTI people. Through undertaking research and professional development, resourcing and support, Val’s is building a network of organisations that are equipped to provide LGBTI inclusive service.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights: We know that people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) community continue to face discrimination in many areas of life, despite decades of equal opportunity laws in Victoria. The Human Rights Commission Website informs about rights and how to lodge a complaint.

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