Gender and Sexuality

Many young people in Australia identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, or many other diverse sexualities and genders (LGBTQIA+).

Minus 18 is an Australian organisation that runs fun events for LGBTIQA+ young people like movie nights, virtual chillouts and their unique Queer Formal. To find out more, go to

Unfortunately, some LGBTQIA+ young people experience higher rates of bullying and discrimination. If this is something you are struggling with check out these resources:

QLifeprovides anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referrals for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships

W:  T: 1800 184 527

Rainbow Doora free LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family. 

W: T: 1800 729 367

Services for trans and gender diverse young people:

Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service –  a service designed to improve the physical and mental health for children and adolescents who are trans or gender diverse.


Transcend Australia – for trans young people, parents and carers