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
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.
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, …
My Neighbour Trans-toro Podcasts
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Sam Orchard & Harry Bentley have started a podcast, chatting about Queer & Trans Geekery, as two folks living on opposite sides of the planet discuss queer comics, history and pop culture. Have a listen, and vote in this episode’s “Bookshelf Showdown!” You can find more from Sam Orchard at his comics blog: or on twitter: You can find more from Mx. Harry Bentley on twitter: or as instagram: You can also follow their studios at: or their shop:
Trans, gender diverse & non binary Parents & Carers Meet Up
Rainbow Families Victoria proudly invites you to attend their first Meet Up for our new trans, gender diverse and gender non-binary parents and carers group. PRIVACY STATEMENT: If you are interested in attending drop them an email at with any questions or queries. The first Meet Up is specifically for parents, carers, prospective parents or co-parents who identify as trans, gender diverse and gender non-binary – they absolutely plan to hold similar meet ups …
Cultural Rainbow Service Directory
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Red Cross Migration Support Programs in association with Australian Gay and Lesbian Multicultural Council is pleased to announce the new Cultural Rainbow Service Directory. The directory is the result of the Cultural Rainbow Forum that was held at Red Cross in November 2017 to address the ongoing gap in service knowledge for LGBTI migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The forum had more than 50 participants from across Melbourne’s Multicultural and LGBTI services who came together …
StartOut – New LGBTQI Online Chat
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StartOut Australia exists to: Eradicate discrimination of young DSG people. Improve social inclusion and economic participation of young DSG people. Educate the wider community on the effects that discrimination and exclusion can have on the mental health of young DSG people. They’re building programs that focus on three key determinants for positive mental health: social inclusion, freedom from discrimination and economic participation. They’ll be creating an online community for young DSG people to develop a sense of social inclusion.  …