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LGBTIQ+ community

Knox City Council supports and celebrates all our community members. We are all equal, regardless of culture, faith, gender identity, biological sex characteristics, sexual orientation and linguistic diversity.

 

Council commitment to the LGBTIQ+ community

We are committed to addressing and preventing discrimination affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and or Questioning (LGBTIQ+) community members. Our aim is to ensure a safe and inclusive community for all.

We take part in several events that celebrate our LGBTIQ+ community, including:

  • Midsumma Festival
  • Pride March
  • IDAHOBIT Day.

Council's Rainbow Path

Knox is home to a permanent rainbow path. The path symbolizes our commitment to inclusion, diversity and support for the LGBTIQ+ community.

You can find the path outside the Eastgate South building, next to the Knox Civic Centre.

The path is 30m long and was painted by members of Council's LGBTIQ+ Working Group in November 2018.

All community members and visitors are welcome to visit the path. You can post photos and reference the path using the hashtag #KnoxRainbowPath

Rainbow ‘Path to Equality’

To celebrate IDAHOBIT 2019, Knox City Council unveiled a temporary installation on the Rainbow Path called ‘Path to Equality’.

It was a timeline of the progress of the LGBTIQ+ community towards social and legislative change in Victoria and Australia.

LGBTIQ+ young people

Find out about our programs that are designed to support LGBTIQ+ Young People.

LGBTI older people

We are constantly seeking to understand and address the needs of the older LGBTI community. 

Find out about our latest projects and have your say

Inclusive services and information

There are a variety of services and information available to both support and celebrate our LGBTIQ+ community.

Health services

Name

Details

Website and phone

Switchboard

Community-based organisation providing peer-based, volunteer-run support service for LGBTIQ people, their friends, families and allies

switchboard.org.au

1800 184 527

Family Planning Victoria

Reproductive and sexual health clinical services

fpv.org.au/for-you/sexual-diversity/lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-intersex-lgbti

9257 0100 or freecall 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

queerspace.org.au

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

rch.org.au/adolescent-medicine/gender-service/

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

monashhealth.org/services/gender-clinic

9556 5216

Q Life

Counselling and referral service for LGBTI people

qlife.org.au

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

thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/alcohol-and-other-drug-services-aod/youth

Positive Women

Support and advocacy for women living with HIV

positivewomen.org.au

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

livingpositivevictoria.org.au

9863 8733

Equinox – located in Fitzroy

A peer-led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) General Practice clinic operated by Thorne Harbour Health

equinox.org.au

9416 2889

Pronto – located in Fitzroy

A peer-led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) General Practice clinic operated by Thorne Harbour Health

pronto.org.au

9416 2889

Prahran Market Clinic – located in Prahran

Rapid HIV testing for men

prahranmarketclinic.com

9514 0888

Northside Clinic – located in Fitzroy North

General practice specialising in LGBTI health, trans and gender diverse healthcare

northsideclinic.net.au

9485 7700

Melbourne Sexual Health – located in Carlton

Walk-in clinic offering sexual health screening services

mshc.org.au

9341 6200

Information and resources

Name

Details

Website and phone

Pride Centre

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

pridecentre.org.au

GLHV Rainbow Health (Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria)

LGBTI Health and Wellbeing policy and resource unit

rainbowhealthvic.org.au

9479 8760

Transgender Victoria

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

transgendervictoria.com

9020 4642

Rainbow Families

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

rainbowfamilies.com.au

National LGBTI Health Alliance

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

lgbtihealth.org.au

Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC)

A peak body for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds

agmc.org.au

Hares and Hyenas

LGBTIQ+ Bookshop

hares-hyenas.com.au

Victorian State Government Equality website

State Government LGBTI initiatives and programs

vic.gov.au/lgbtiq-equality

Victoria Police GLLOs

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Liaison Officers

police.vic.gov.au/LGBTIQ-liaison-officers

For Youth

Name

Details

Website and phone

Rainbow Network

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

rainbownetwork.com.au

9479 8760

Minus 18

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

minus18.org.au

Headspace Knox

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

headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/knox

9801 6088

Youth Alcohol & Other Drug Service

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

thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/alcohol-and-other-drug-services-aod/

9865 6700

For young people

Name

Details

Website and phone

Rainbow Network

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

rainbownetwork.com.au

9479 8760

Minus 18

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

minus18.org.au

Headspace Knox

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

headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/knox

9801 6088

Youth Alcohol & Other Drug Service

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

thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/alcohol-and-other-drug-services-aod/

9865 6700

Social and sporting activities

Name

Details

Website and phone

Midsumma Festival

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

midsumma.org.au

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.

mqff.com.au/about

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.

globemelbourne.com.au

Team Melbourne

Melbourne’s Home of LGBTIQ+ Sport and Recreation

teammelbourne.org.au

Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus

LGBTIQ+ community choir

mglc.org.au

Melbourne Rainbow Band

Gay and Lesbian community concert band

mrb.org.au

Dance Cats

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

dancecats.com.au

Need help?

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Or call our Customer Services team on 9298 8000.

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