Grant Requests
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We’ve received a message asking if we are able to offer grants to organisations. The short answer is “No”. We’re simply not large enough. But there’s a number of organisations and government departments that do. Here’s a couple we found with a quick Google search: Victorian Government LGBTI grants GALFA Globe Melbourne
Legal and Visa enquiries
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GQA does occasionally receive contact regarding legal and visa matters. Unfortunately we’re unable to advise on these subjects, but you can try contacting: Transgender Victoria Fitzroy Legal Service If these organisations can’t help you, they can point you to someone who can.
About community events
Add your event | View community events The page lists events for the month, based on information organisations send us. There’s also links to add the events to your own calendar. So if you’d like your community event included, just send us the details via the Share Your News page: All you need to do is send us the dates and times, a location and some details about what’s going on! The events are …
About Toilart
Search for gender neutral toilets | Suggest a gender neutral toilet The original Toilart project was conceived and created by Trans Melbourne Gender Project, and handed over to Genderqueer Australia to run in January 2014. History Inception: TMGP started collecting gender neutral and accessible toilets in Google Map. Jan 2014: TMGP handed project over to GQA Jan 2014 to Dec 2016: WordPress Business directory listing system used to list businesses. Dec 2016: New location-based map system implemented, giving …
Placement enquiries & volunteers
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We sometimes receive queries from Social Sciences students regarding Placement opportunities. The quick answer is “Sorry, we can’t help you”. The long answer is that GQA is entirely volunteer run, and only operates the website and monthly catch-ups. That said, if you’d like to volunteer your time we’re looking for people who can contribute articles to the site. Let us know if you’re interested through the contact page.
ANZPATH Transgender practitioners list
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If you’re looking for a medical practitioner to help with gender related issues you’re facing, the ANZPATH (The Australia & New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health) website might be of use. The link below takes you to the ANZPATH directory of specialists in each state of Australia. Find medical practitioners in your state Note: No guarantees they understand Genderqueer or Gender Variant people though.  
GQA Coffee Catch-ups
Genderqueer Australia (GQA) will be taking a break from January – March 2018. We’ve been going strong for the past seven years running our monthly catch-up on the first Saturday of each month. After our last catch-up for the year, on Saturday 2nd December 2017, GQA will be taking a break from social gatherings for a few months. Check this space for updates on our return! In the meantime we’ll continue our awesome work on our …
Why are gender neutral toilets important?
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It’s a sad fact that the simple act of going to the toilet can be incredibly difficult for those people who don’t meet gender expectations. That includes Genderqueer, Gender Questioning and Transgender people. You can be abused, ridiculed and in certain cases, physically injured by people who reject your right to use the toilet. Here’s some videos which explain the issues.
Genderbread person
By It’s Pronounced Metrosexual The genderbread person has had an upgrade! There are two big differences from v2 to the most recent v3: separating romantic & sexual attraction, and the labeling of the continua. I’m also sharing it here with a more simplified version that I encourage folks to use for Powerpoints or to supplement any articles they’re writing, where the additional verbiage isn’t necessary. The Genderbread Person v3: a helpful visual aid for explaining gender …