International Trans Fund (ITF)
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The International Trans Fund (ITF) is a participatory grantmaking fund made up of trans activists and donors. The mission of the ITF is to mobilize sustainable resources for strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF aims to increase the capacity of the trans movement to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination and wellbeing. Our purpose is to: Build and sustain …
New resource helping trans people with employment
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Trans Employement Program Australia, led by trans women the program helps trans people with employment, affirming their gender in the workplace and consulting organisations on how to be more inclusive. Their purpose is to improve recruitment for trans and gender diverse people. They offer services to individuals to assist them with transition in the workplace, as well as services for organisations. Learn more here.
Welcome to w|respect
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w|respect is a new specialist LGBTIQ family violence service that was funded by the Victorian government in 2017. Its role is to both support the LGBTIQ communities and their families affected by family violence as well as build the capacity of the integrated family services and specialist family violence system. Read more about the service
LGBTI people living with disability
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The everyday experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with disability. This recent report from GLHV@ARCSHS in collaboration with GALFA documents the effects of systemic discrimination on the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people living with a disability. Read the full report here.
New research – Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride
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Diversity Council Australia (DCA) recently surveyed and spoke to over 1600 LGBTIQ+ people about what being out at work means to them, and how it impacts workplaces. Three quarters of LGBTIQ+ respondents said that it was important for them to be able to be out at work, yet only a third were out to everyone with whom they work. Read more here.
Alphabet Soup monthly
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Alphabet Soup is now being run by trans for trans. It will be on every first Saturday of the month from 1pm to 4pm. “Tea and coffee are free on their opening day!! (That got your attention!! ) GLOBE have generously given funding to assist in the costs of running the cafe! They’re pretty excited about having an additional Alphabet venue, with the first event happening this Saturday July 7th from 1pm to 4pm at …
LGBTIQ dedicated lawyer at St Kilda Legal Service in Victoria
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St Kilda Legal Service in Victoria now have a dedicated LGBTIQ lawyer, Sam Elkin, for the communities legal needs. The service is to be provided as part of a health justice partnership with the Victorian AIDS Council and can assist LGBTIQ people across Victoria. This service will be providing information, advice and some legal casework to members of the LGBTIQ community across many areas of law including fines and debt, tenancy, Centrelink, NDIS, family violence, …
Older & Wiser (ACT)
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A monthly social group for ‘older and wiser’ LGBTIQ+ people. Come along and connect with new and/or familiar faces for an informal, social gathering. Sessions include light afternoon tea. For more information please email to support@genderrights.org.au or phone (02) 6162 1924. You can also contact AIDS Action Council for more information by emailing contact@aidsaction.org.au or by phone on (02) 6257 2855