01: Gender Questioning support

  

 Online | ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Support – by Rose Moore

Support for gender-questioning people includes organisations and professionals who can help you with whatever you’re going through.

For lots more medical and other resources, see also the resources listing set up by our good friends at the Zoe Belle Gender Centre (you will be leaving this site).

If there are other Australian/local resources you believe GQA should link to please contact us by email.

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ACT: A gender agenda

A Gender Agenda website | email

How we can help

We offer a range of services to the Sex and Gender Diverse community and their supporters. If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

About A Gender Agenda

A Gender Agenda operate in the Australian Captial Territory (ACT) and have been an incorporated entity since 2005. In 2006 we were granted ‘Health Promotion Charity’ status.

Read more about A Gender Agenda here.

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National: QLife

 QLife website | Phone Support 1800 184 527

5:30pm – 10:30pm every day

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How we can help

If you’re looking to connect with someone to explore what’s going on in your life, QLife is a great place to start. We have several ways of contacting QLife that you can choose from, whether you’d prefer to speak with a counsellor on the phone, to chat with someone online, or even to start the conversation and get some ideas from us via email. So, what’s most comfortable for you?

About QLife

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.

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NSW: Gender Centre

Gender centre website | (02) 9569 2366 | 1800 069 115 | 7 Bent Street Petersham NSW 2049

9:00am to 4:30pm | Monday to Friday

How we can help

Sydney’s Gender Centre supports gender variant people in New South Wales with counselling and drop-in services.

About the Gender Centre

The Sydney Gender centre is funded by the Department of Community Services under the S.A.A.P. Program
and supported by the New South Wales Health Department through the AIDS and Infectious Diseases Branch.

Read more about the Gender centre.

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NSW: Transgender Anti-violence Project

TAVP website | email TAVP | (02) 9569-2366 | 1800-069-115

How we can help

(from the website)

The mission of the Transgender Anti-Violence Project is to provide education, support, referrals and advocacy in relation to violence and oppression based on gender identity.

About Transgender Anti-violence project

(from the website)

This project addresses all forms of violence that impact on the transgender and gender-questioning community, including (but not limited to) domestic violence, sexual violence, anti- transgender harassment and hate crimes.

Read more about the Transgender anti-violence project.

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Qld: ATSAQ

Atsaq website  | 07 3843 5024 | email ATSAQ

How we can help

The Australian Transgender Support Association of QLD (ATSAQ) was formed in 1990, to help, advise and assist the transgender community in Queensland.

About ATSAQ

The Australian Transgender Support Association of QLD (ATSAQ) was formed in 1990, to help, advise and assist the transgender community in Queensland. It is run by transgenders for transgenders and provides emotional/moral support for people with Gender identity Disorder (formally known as Gender Dysphoria) their families and friends.

Read more about ATSAQ.

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Qld: Brisbane gender clinic

Brisbane gender clinic website07 3837 5645Level 1, Biala Building 270 Roma St, Brisbane 4000

How we can help

The Gender Clinic aims to facilitate assessment, counselling, hormone therapy, documentation, and other aspects of care for Gender Diverse Clients.

About the Brisbane gender clinic

The Brisbane Gender Clinic exists under the auspices of Queensland Health Department and has been in operation since 1994.

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Radio: Joy FM (metro melbourne)

Joy FM website | Listen 94.9FM | Streaming online

How we can help

Joy FM is Melbourne’s only GLBTI radio station, reaching many people who are under-represented by commercial radio.

About Joy FM

(from the website)

JOY 94.9 is an independent voice for the diverse lesbian and gay communities listened to by 216,000 people in Melbourne and more online.

Read more about Joy 94.9 FM.


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Radio: Out of the Pan

Out of the pan website | OOTP podcaast

Listen live in Melbourne on AM 855, Sundays 12pm-1pm, 855AM

How we can help

Out of the Pan is a weekly radio show, hosted by Sally Goldner, which covers “pansexual issues – meaning knowing no boundaries of sex or gender”. Subjects cover issues around sex and gender diverse people, including gender-questioning and genderqueer people.

About Out of the Pan

The presenter is Sally Goldner, a woman who is well suited for talking about such issues. The spokesperson for TransGender Victoria for nine years, this stand-up comedian has also ‘ripped the gender envelope to shreds’ as the world’s first male-to-female transsexual drag king! Before coming to 3CR Sally broadcast for many years at Joy 94.9 FM.

Read more about OOTP.

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Radio: Rainbow Juice Show

Rainbow Juice website | Follow RJ on Twitter | Listen on Sundays 5-6pm, 90.7FM

How we can help

Rainbow Juice supports gender-questioning and genderqueer youth with our weekly radio show on SYN FM 90.7 in Melbourne.

About Rainbow Juice

Rainbow Juice is SYN’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender show, covering issues which affect the youth GLBT community in Melbourne.

Read more about Rainbow Juice.

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Seahorse Gippsland

Seahorse Gippsland on Facebook

How we can help

An extension of the existing Seahorse Victoria organisation, Seahorse Gippsland serves and supports the gender diverse community in Victoria’s south.

About Seahorse Gippsland

(from the page)

A part of Seahorse Victoria that is spreading/sharing into Gippsland..

To give GLBTI people in Gippsland a communication tool and assistance where possible

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Vic: 1000 Pound Bend

1000 £ Bend website | 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 | 1000 £ Bend on facebook

How we can help

1000 £ Bend is a  safe, inclusive, cool and hip space for drinkers of great coffee, arguably one of the best chai’s in Melbourne, and alcohol.

Genderqueer Australia (previously Melbourne Genderqueer) has held events at this venue almost since we began and highly recommend it. They’ve also hosted Ygender and Dude magazine events.

They’ve also got gender-neutral, accessible toilets!

About 1000 £ Bend

1000 £ Bend is one of the most unique spaces in Melbourne, comprising a bustling cafe, a massive gallery and events space and an air conditioned cinema space.  Founded in 2009 following the closure of the city’s iconic St Jerome’s laneway bar, the venue  – which is located in what was formerly the Peter Stevens motorbike repair garage – has quickly cemented its place as a focal point of Melbourne’s creative community.

Read more about 1000 £ Bend.

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Vic: Anti Violence Project Victoria

 

AVP website | 0407 664 442 | Anonymously eport violence here

How we can help

Victoria’s Anti Violence Project is the peak GLBT community organisation leading discussion on violence and its impacts within and against the community.  We take anonymous records of violence reported against people in the queer community.

About us

We’re volunteer based and not-for-profit, in our 12th year of operation, with the endorsement of the Australian Tax Office for Charity Tax Concession and are classed as a Charitable Organisation. We are a member of the National LGBT Health Alliance.

Read more about AVP here.

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Vic: ButchFemmeTrans

ButchFemmeTrans on facebook

How we can help

We are a social support group for people identifying as butch, femme or trans, and welcome people of all gender identities.

We meet once a month on a Sunday in the Fitzroy area.

About ButchFemmeTrans

ButchFemmeTrans Melbourne is a group based in Melbourne, Australia. We organise activities – mostly social events – that bring together, inform and excite people who have a connection to butch/femme/trans identities

Visit facebook to learn more about ButchFemmeTrans.
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Vic: Dr. Michael Kozminsky

Counsellors by Rose Moore

Counsellors by Rose Moore

Genesis Medical Centre, 390 Bay Street Brighton | 9596 6422

How I can help

I’m a general practitioner working with experience with transgender patients and alcohol and other drugs. I’m happy to add my name to the list of practitioners who are willing to help Trans people.

I operate a bulk-billing practice which may make things easier for people.

 

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Vic: drummond street relationship center

DSRC website | (03) 9663 6733 | 195 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria

How we can help

drummond street relationship centre is a quality service provider of child and family relationship counselling, groups for parents, children; and young people and education and training services for professionals and those working with families across a range of sectors.

About DSRC

drummond street services is a 124 year old family services agency. We provide a wide range of support for individuals, families, couples, young people & children. A non government, non profit community agency, we’re not too big & we are committed to celebrating diversity & providing access for all.

Read more about DSRC.

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Vic: Family Access Network

Family Access Network website | (03) 9890 2673 | email | 1030 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Victoria, 3128

How we can help

Family Access Network has been providing services to young people since 1981 and is committed to responding to the diverse needs of homeless and at risk young people and young families.

We have experience in helping GLBTI youth with housing, working with the {also} foundation on the alsorts project for Same Sex Attracted Trans and Intersex youth (SSATI youth).

About Family Access Network

Family Access Network will provide support to young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

Read more about Family Access Network.

 

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Vic: Melbourne sexual health centre

MSHC website | (03) 9341 6200 | 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053

How we can help

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections.  The doctors and nurses at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) are experienced specialists in all aspects of sexual health, so clients visiting MSHC can be assured of high quality professional and non-judgmental care.

About the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been in operation since 1917. In this time it has established a reputation of excellence and innovation.

Click to read more about the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

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Vic: Minus18

Minus18 website | email

How we can help

We’re the largest hangout for GLBTI teens in Melbourne and run dance parties, social events and lots more. Minus18 is run by young people too!

About Minus18

(from the website)

Each year we change the lives of thousands of same sex attracted and gender diverse young people. Imagine a room full of 500 other gay teens. Are you next? Basically, Minus18 is a place you can be yourself. You don’t have to be queer to get involved, just friendly.

Read more about Minus18.

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Vic: Monash Gender Clinic

03 9556 5216 | Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY | 352 South Road HAMPTON EAST VIC 3168

How we can help

Note: This team has recently been renamed from Southern Health Gender Clinic.

The Monash Gender Clinic is a multidisciplinary team comprising Consultant Psychiatrists, a Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, administrative support, and external private consultants in Speech Pathology, Endocrinology and Plastic Surgery.

They have awareness around genderqueer issues and allow their clients to direct their own journey.

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