These are a few of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific LGBTQIA+ groups and organisations we have found.
If there are any others we have missed, please let us know and we can include them in the list.
It is also good to reach out to local Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and see if they have any LGBTQIA+ specific programs.
First Nations LGBTQIA+ Specific Services & Organisations (VIC based)
Koorie Pride Victoria - https://www.kooriepridevic.org.au/
Koorie Pride Victoria aim is to help elevate and support LGBTQIASB+ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples through visibility across Victoria. This page is open to all LGBTQIASB+ peoples, our allies and anyone interested in the work we do.
OutBlack - https://www.facebook.com/OutBlackVictoria/
OutBlack is Victoria's Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirls & Brotherboys Group
Strong Brother Strong Sister - https://www.strongbrotherstrongsister.com/
Community group that holds regular yarns and info sessions for young LGBTISBQ mob. Plenty of opportunity for young rainbow mob to connect and share experiences of being LGBTIQ in a safe space. They have also received funding to support 50+ young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people – includes LGBTISBQ – who are at risk of suicide, child protection intervention, experiencing FV, serious AOD problems. Ages 12-25.
First Nations LGBTQIA+ Specific Services & Organisations (Nationwide)
Black Rainbow - https://blackrainbow.org.au/
Black Rainbow is a national, non-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTI+SB) organisation in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB.
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation - https://www.blaq.org.au/
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation was established as a collective response to the identified need for strengthened visibility of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community. They aim to foster pathways that provide informed and authentic representation, that positively impacts the social and emotional wellbeing of our people.
First Nations Rainbow - https://www.facebook.com/firstnationsrainbow/
Advocacy, support and connection. Raise awareness about First Nations LGBTIQ community. Aims to reduce stigma and discrimination.
Image source: Black Rainbow.
Mainstream LGBTQIA+ Specific Services & Organisations
Victorian Pride Centre - https://pridecentre.org.au/
The Victorian Pride Centre celebrates Victoria’s diverse LGBTIQ+ community, paving new directions for its future and honouring its brave, and at times, difficult past. It provides an uplifting expression of welcome, engagement and belonging. Located in St Kilda, the centre is home to major and important LGBTIQ+ resident organisations, while also providing flexible and multi-use spaces, a health service, training room, meeting rooms, a reflection room, café/bar, theatrette, and gallery for use by smaller groups.
QLife - https://qlife.org.au/
A national service that aims to keep LGBTQIA+ communities supported and connected
Switchboard - https://www.switchboard.org.au/
Anonymous, free telephone counselling, information and referrals for the LGBTQIA+ communities of Victoria and Tasmania.
Zoe Belle Gender Collective (ZBGC) - https://zbgc.org.au/
An online service supporting the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s sexuality and gender-diverse community, with information available to anyone in Australia. The ZBGC also provides an online Q&A service for people seeking answers to their questions about sexuality and gender diversity.
Rainbow Door - https://www.rainbowdoor.org.au/home
A free specialist LGBTQIA+ helpline providing information, support and referral to all LGBTQIA+, Victorians, their friends and family.
Queerspace - https://www.queerspace.org.au/
LGBTQIA+ health and wellbeing support service that provide counselling, case management, advocacy, research, training, professional development and consultancy.
Thorne Harbour Health - https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/
Community led and culturally appropriate support service that improves the health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people in Victoria, South Australia and beyond.
LGBTQIA+ Referral List (version Nov. 2021)
A list of services & organisations supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Prepared by the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA). Nov2021Download
Transgender & Gender Diverse Support Services
A collection of culturally safe Transgender & Gender Diverse support services. [12Jan22]Download