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LGBTIQ+ Community

Knox City Council supports the rights and aspirations of all community members regardless of their culture, faith, gender identity, biological sex characteristics, sexual orientation and linguistic diversity. We are committed to addressing and preventing discrimination and exclusionary practices affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and or Questioning (LGBTIQ+) community members to ensure a safe and inclusive community for all.

Council aims to proactively respond to issues impacting LGBTIQ+ people in the community and the organisation. Council Plans incorporate both strategic intent and practical actions to support the LGBTIQ+ community in Knox.

Council participates in a number of events that celebrate our LGBTIQ+ community, including Midsumma Festival, Pride March and IDAHOBIT Day.

Knox City Council programs, projects and services

For more information contact Knox City Council on 9298 8000.

LGBTIQ+ inclusive services and information

Health Services

Website & Phone
Switchboard Community based organisation providing peer based, volunteer run support service for LGBTIQ people, their friends, families and allies

1800 184 527

Family Planning Victoria Reproductive and sexual health clinical services

9257 0100 or free call 1800 013 952

Drummond Street Services: Queerspace QHealth Information and services aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the queer and LGBTIQA+ communities QHealth is a counselling service for people who would like to talk about the concerns or impacts of their alcohol or other drug use in a confidential, nonjudgmental and queer-affirmative space

9865 6700

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Gender Service A service to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of children and adolescents who are trans or gender diverse

9345 5890

Monash Health Gender Clinic A state-wide service to improve the health and wellbeing of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people aged 17 years and above

9556 5216

Q Life Counselling and referral service for LGBTI people

1800 184 527

Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council) A range of services from prevention to education, treatment and care of People Living with HIV/AIDS and counselling services

Positive Women Support and advocacy for women living with HIV

9863 8747

Living Positive Victoria Community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria since 1988 and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV

9863 8733

Equinox – located in Fitzroy A peer led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) General Practice clinic operated by Thorne Harbour Health

9416 2889

Pronto – located in Fitzroy A peer led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) General Practice clinic operated by Thorne Harbour Health

9416 2889

Prahran Market Clinic – located in Prahran Rapid HIV testing for men

9514 0888

Northside Clinic – located in Fitzroy North General practice specialising in LGBTI health, trans and gender diverse healthcare

9485 7700

Melbourne Sexual Health – located in Carlton Walk in clinic offering sexual health screening services

9341 6200

Home at Last Home at Last aims to ensure older people have access to secure, affordable and appropriate housing that can be enjoyed for the rest of a person's life. Home at Last offers free, confidential and inclusive support, advice and advocacy to older people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or are wanting to plan their housing future.

1300 765 178

Information and Resources

Website & Phone
Pride Centre The Victorian Pride Centre will be the iconic new home of Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities

GLHV Rainbow Health (Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria) LGBTI Health and Wellbeing policy and resource unit

9479 8760

Transgender Victoria Works with and for the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community and allies to create positive change

9020 4642

Rainbow Families A volunteer community organisation based in Victoria that supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families

National LGBTI Health Alliance National peak health organisation for organisations and individuals that provide health related programs, services and research focused on LGBTIQ+

Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC) A peak body for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds

Hares and Hyenas LGBTIQ+ Bookshop

Victorian State Government Equality website State Government LGBTI initiatives and programs

Victoria Police GLLOs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Liaison Officers

For Youth

Website & Phone
Rainbow Network Network, training and resources for people working with same sex attracted, intersex, trans and gender diverse young people

9479 8760

Minus 18 Champions for LGBTIQ Youth Australia Wide – Events, support, workshops and campaigns

Headspace Knox Free mental health service who specialise in youth wellbeing for young people aged 12-25

9801 6088

Youth Alcohol & Other Drug Service Provide support to LGBTIQ+ young people 16-25 and their families around Alcohol and other Drug use

9865 6700

For Older People

Website & Phone
Out and About Program Out & About is a free program of Switchboard Victoria especially for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people. We aim to reduce social isolation and loneliness through creating peer friendships and community connections.

All the Queens Men ATQM has become a leading creative voice within the LGBTI+ community nationally and internationally, most specifically for championing the rights of LGBTI+ elders. The Company’s practice, expressed through projects such as The Coming Back Out Ball, LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club and Rainbow Reviews, enables LGBTI+ communities improved access, not only to arts experiences, but to broader community health and social services.

Social and Sporting Activities

Website & Phone
Midsumma Festival Victoria’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, made for and by communities who live with shared experience around diverse gender and sexuality

Melbourne Queer Film Festival A film festival that showcases the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond in the largest queer film festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise) Community group that welcomes LGBTI individuals, businesses, community groups and their supporters so they can engage and develop their interests in an environment that encourages diversity and inclusiveness.

Team Melbourne Melbourne’s Home of LGBTIQ+ Sport and Recreation

Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus LGBTIQ+ community choir

Melbourne Rainbow Band Gay and Lesbian community concert band

Dance Cats Same Sex dancing specialists who provide a safe & fun environment for the LGBTIQ community & their friends to learn and express themselves in dance

LGBTIQ+ Sports Directory - Pride in Sport: Pride in Sport is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations of all levels with the inclusion of employees, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators with diverse sexualities and genders

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