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Student Hub: Pride

Torrens University supports the needs of all our students to ensure they all have an equal opportunity for success.

We are committed to creating a culture that both welcomes and embraces diversity (on campus and online).

This commitment extends to include staff, students and community within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and Plus (LGBTQIA+).

We value your feedback! If you have any questions, comments, or events you'd like to share, please feel free to contact us.

Pride Month | 1-30 June

Every June, the world comes together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. It's a time to honor the LGBTQIA+ community's fight for equality and freedom, while also acknowledging the ongoing struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights.

Pride Month is celebrated in June as it marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The riots erupted on June 28, 1969, in New York City's Greenwich Village after a police raid on a popular LGBTQIA+ bar, the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Uprising is considered a turning point in the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement.

Torrens LGBTQI+ Working Party and Framework

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Working Party

Framework 2019-2022

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Action Plan

Pride Support Services

QLife

QLife is a National LGBTQIA+ peer support and referral service for people who want support with sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships. QLife is a free and anonymous telephone and web-based service available 7 days a week from 3pm - 12pm AEST.

Australian Queer Students' Network (ASQN)

AQSN is a network for LGBTQIA+ students across Australia who want to organise and collaborate, share resources, network, and increase accessibility and acceptance for students.

Trans Pride Australia

Trans Pride Australia Inc is a social and support group for trans and gender-diverse people and their loved ones in Australia.

Gar’ban’djee’lum (‘us mob’)

Peer-based social network and culturally supportive space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, sistergirls and brotherboys.

Find Gar’ban’djee’lum on Facebook

Email Gar’ban’djee’lum

Relationships Australia Queensland’s Rainbow Program

Facilitating a collection of services that aim to support mental health and wellbeing of members of the LGBTQIA+ community, those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation and families, allies and practitioners who support those who identify as LGBTQIA+ or questioning.

Hours: 8am - 8pm, Monday - Friday, 10 - 4pm Saturday

Phone: 1300 364 277

Sydney

The Gender Centre

The Gender Centre develops and provides services and activities to empower people with gender issues, and their support network, to make informed decisions. Services include accommodation services, support, education, training and referral.

Hours: 9am - 12pm noon, 1pm - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday

Phone: (02) 9569 2336

Email The Gender Centre

Twenty10

Twenty10 is a community-based non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities.

ACON/Trans Hub

ACON/Trans Hub is a digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health providers.

Trans Action Warrang

An autonomous collective open to transgender, gender diverse and questioning people organising for transgender rights. Visit their Facebook page.

Queer Housing Sydney

Housing group for the LGBTIQ community in Sydney, Australia.  Post your sublets, rooms, houses, holiday getaways, crash pads ect. Please read the rules and answer the questions for entry to the group.

Find them on Facebook

Legal support on updating documents

Justice Connect provides a resource for trans and gender diverse young people and their families in NSW around updating legal documents.

The Blue Mountains

The Gender Centre

The Gender Centre develops and provides services and activities to empower people with gender issues, and their support network, to make informed decisions. Services include accommodation services, support, education, training and referral.

Hours: 9am -12pm noon and1pm - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday

Regional NSW: (02) 9569 2366

Email The Gender Centre

Pink Mountains

Pink Mountains is an online community information guide and business directory for LGBTQIA+ people, their support network and allies, living in or visiting the Blue Mountains NSW.

Moolagoo Mob & Blak Lemons

A social and support network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who identify as gay, lesbian, sistergirl or brother boy. Visit their Facebook page.

Unidos

Who can access this service?

Unidos works with people from diverse backgrounds and diverse genders. We particularly support individuals who are sexually attracted to the same sex as theirs. We also work with their families and friends.

What is provided?

They provide free counselling, information, and resources to help people:

  • improve their sense of belonging to their culture as well as their sexual identity
  • improve their mental and physical wellbeing
  • address fears associated with diverse sexual identities and discrimination
  • improve family relationships
  • access other support services they may need

SHINE SA - Gender Wellbeing Service

SHINE SA is a free and confidential service and safe space for those who are questioning their gender identity or identify as trans or gender diverse. Services include counselling, peer support, general information, as well as the sexual health and wellbeing services offered by SHINE SA.

Phone: 1300 794 584 or 7099 5320

Email Email SHINE SA

Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre

Equinox is a peer-led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Health Service operated by the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC). Services aim to ensure positive health outcomes for TGD people through general practice healthcare, sexual health, hormone initiation and management, PrEP, Osteopathy and counselling.

Phone: (03) 9416 2889

Switchboard

Switchboard is a peer-driven support service for LGBTQIA+ people, their families, allies and communities. Phone counselling is available from 3pm - 12am midnight daily.

Phone: 1800 184 527

Transgender Victoria (TGV)

TGV works with and for the transgender and gender diverse (TGD) community and allies to positively impact the human rights of TGD people.

Phone: (03) 9020 4642

OutLine NZ

A telephone-based support and referral service for members of the LGBTQIA+ community who want to discuss sexual orientation, gender identity, and diverse sex characteristics.

Phone: 0800 688 5463

Hauora Tāhine - Pathways to Transgender Healthcare Services

Hauora Tāhine is a collection of secondary support services that provide gender-affirming healthcare for transgender and gender diverse people across the Northern Region DHBS (Northland, Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau).

Phone: (09) 367 0000

Gender Bridge

Gender Bridge is a peer to peer trans community organisation providing support to transgender, gender diverse and non binary people, their whanau and friends throughout Aotearoa

Rainbow Youth

RainbowYOUTH is a charitable organisation that was established in 1989. RainbowYOUTH is here to work with queer, gender diverse, takatāpui & intersex youth, their friends, whānau and wider communities in order to ensure that New Zealand is a place where all young people can thrive.

Gender Minorities

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a nationwide transgender organisation. It is run by and for transgender people; including binary and non-binary, intersex, and irawhiti takatāpui.

Queer Housing NZ

A group for queer and rainbow people in NZ who are looking for houses or housemates, and queer and rainbow-friendly houses offering rooms.