Do you look after a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age? Do your caring esponsibilities affect your ability to work, study or socialise? Carer Gateway is the Australian Government’s initiative supporting carers of all ages. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) carers face the same stresses and pressures as other carers. But you may also face added problems of discrimination. LGBTI carers can use all the same supports and services as other carers, including financial help, respite services and help and advice in many areas.
genU is a non-profit organisation committed to building inclusive communities and empowering people to reach their full potential. We have 65+ years’ experience delivering disability and aged care services. We also provide employment, training, and a range of other services that reach out to vulnerable Australians. genU is committed to the provision of LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice as our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, aiming to be the provider of choice for the LGBTIQA+ community. We believe that our differences are not disadvantages to be endured. They are challenges to be boldly met, achievements to be made and adventures in the making.
Living with a disability is challenging enough without the fear of judgment or prejudice based on gender identity or sexual preference. As Australia's only LGBTQI+ specific Disability Support Agency we have created a safe and inclusive space for individuals to access NDIS support services in the Melbourne Greater Metropolitan area. If you’re an LGBTQI+ individual living with disability and are looking for Outreach, In-Home Support, Social Groups Support Coordination or Specialist Support Coordination services they’d love to hear from you!
Forced amputation of children's healthy body parts does not belong in the 21st century. At Foreskin Revolution, we advocate for the rights of children and the adults they become. Children are born perfect. We believe all people should feel empowered to celebrate their body and that the foreskin is valuable, purposeful tissue that is better enjoyed, embraced and explored, rather than forcibly amputated in childhood. Viva La Foreskin Revolution.
The Gay & Lesbian Immigration Task Force provides migration advice, support and assistance to gay and lesbian couples who are members of GLITF Victoria and who are seeking Permanent Residence status for the non-resident partner of an individual who is an Australian Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or an Eligible New Zealand Citizen.
Everyone has a right to a whole, complete body, with all the parts they were born with, including the genitals. At Intact Australia, we are against the forced genital cutting of anyone without their fully informed consent and this includes babies and children. Intact Australia provides research based information on how valuable the foreskin is; the many functions it has and how integral it is to our sexual health and pleasure. We provide information on the harm of circumcision and the consequences this has for the rest of one's life. Please visit our website to learn more.
Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national not-for-profit company by and for people born with variations of sex characteristics. We were formerly known as OII Australia. We promote human rights, health and bodily autonomy. Our goals are to help create a society where intersex bodies are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised. We build community, evidence, capacity, and education and information resources.
QueersInScience is an initiative that is building community and improving support for LGBTQIA+ people in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) in Australia. Our vision is to foster and champion an inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ people in STEMM. We are a thriving community of queer people in STEMM, holding regular professional and social events. Join our mailing list to stay up to date with all QueersInScience happenings across Victoria and Australia. QueersInScience is for any LGBTQIA+ identifying individual within a STEMM field. This includes professionals, researchers, students, administration, support services and anyone who helps to advance these great fields.
The Victorian Pride Lobby is a community-based advocacy group that works towards equality, social justice and advancing human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and same-sex attracted Victorians. We advocate with and on behalf of the LGBTIQA+ community.
Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) is a Victorian community-based organisation specialising in the housing needs of older people. Our early intervention and prevention approach to homelessness involves a one-stop shop of housing information, support, referrals, outreach, advice and advocacy for Victorians over 50 years of age. HAAG welcomes all members of the LGBTI communities to access our housing services, to participate in our organisation and our campaigns for housing justice and to work with us
Lifeview Residential Aged Care is committed to building an innovative aged care home specifically for LGBTI people and friends in Prahran – Lifeview Marigold. On top of this our culture, policies and practices ensure all our homes are inclusive of LGBTI residents, staff and volunteers. Lifeview is Rainbow Tick accredited. We deliver person-centred care promoting quality of life, health, wellbeing, inclusion and the independence of each individual resident, and our L.I.F.E Principles (Laugh, Integrity, Focus, Engage), support our philosophy and guide everything we do from the way we manage staff and services to how we communicate and interact with residents.
Val’s LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care is a program of Rainbow Health Victoria, at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, & Society, La Trobe University. Established in 2009, Val’s works to improve healthy ageing pathways, care and visibility of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender diverse, and intersex (LGBTI) people. In order to achieve this objective, Val’s work directly with service providers to foster an understanding of the histories and experiences of older LGBTI people and how these may impact their access to, and experience of, care and support services as they age. Val’s aims to create safe and inclusive aged care and health services that recognise and value older LGBTI people. Val's can provide information, education and resources to services providers caring for and/or supporting older people, as well as information to LGBTI elders looking for information about care and support services.
We are the Victorian branch of the Amnesty LGBTIQA+ Network. We are part of Amnesty International Australia a global Human Rights organisations. We empower, support and train LGBTIQA+ activists and allies and together work on LGBTIQA+ campaigns, events, submissions, and contribute to organisational governance. We also work collaboratively with Amnesty LGBTIQA+ groups to achieve our goals.
Anglicare Victoria works with children, young people and families. We prevent harm and empower people to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. We believe in families and know that with access to the right support every family can grow and achieve their goals. We work with families towards positive change. Whether it be a helping hand in a time of crisis, or providing longer-term support and care. We partner with local communities, the private and public sectors and our donors to deliver better results. Supporting tens of thousands of Victorians every year, our 1700+ staff and volunteers operate from more than 45 sites across the state, as well as delivering assistance online, at home and in the community. We are Victoria’s largest provider of Out of Home Care and Family Services, and one of Australia’s most innovative agencies in working with vulnerable children youth and families.
The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational scholarships, m entoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity. Our vision is for a more diverse and inclusive society with visible LGBTIQ+ role models. The Foundation awards multi-year scholarships nationally to students aged between 17 and 26 to study at public higher education institutions in Australia to achieve educational or vocational qualifications in any profession, trade or the arts. We rely solely on donations combined with the passionate contributions of over 115 volunteers and three staff to deliver our program across the country.
Transcend Australia is working towards a world where trans, gender diverse and non-binary children are embraced, celebrated and given every opportunity to thrive and flourish. We achieve this through advocacy, the creation of reliable, high quality resources, information, referral to professional services and community connection through our peer support programs and partnerships.
For over 60 years, we have worked to inspire positive change and deliver evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm. We do this because we are working towards an Australia where lives are unlimited by alcohol and drug harm.
cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation that strives to improve health and well being for all and lead the way in reducing health inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live.
cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation that strives to improve health and wellbeing for all. Our LGBTQIA+ peer workers can provide a range of free short-term support, such as: assistance navigating the healthcare system and finding culturally safe services; connection to support networks; and wellbeing coaching. For more information and/or to check your eligibility please visit cohealth.org.au/elevate or call 03 9448 5554 speak to one of our peer workers.
At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.
Family Planning Victoria's vision is for all people in Victoria to enjoy optimum sexual and reproductive health. We do this through our sexual health clinics in Box Hill and the CBD, as well as through professional and community education and advocacy. You can visit our clinics for STI testing and treatment, PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis), medical abortion, cervical screening and long acting reversible contraception. We offer relationships and sexuality education for schools as well as professional education courses in sexual health for youth workers, nurses and doctors
Gambler’s Help has been attending Midsumma for many years. With the move online, we would like to continue to offer support to the LGBTI+ community in an engaging way online. Gambling harm can be difficult to talk openly about with family and friends and our service offers a range of supports and information to assist with asking for help. Our counselling and community education services offer support for friends and family of those affected by harm and raise awareness about the many ways that gambling harm can affect the wider community.
Kara House is a Specialist Family Violence Service based in the Eastern suburbs providing specialist domestic and family violence support to individuals and their children regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. Services include risk assessment and safety planning, case management and advocacy, referral to other services, secondary consultation and community education. We offer short-term secure accommodation for those who need relocation for their safety and support to clients living in the wider community. As the Victorian Partner of Say It Out Loud, we are committed to providing access to accurate information about domestic violence to the LGTBIQ community.
Merri Health is a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation that provides safe and welcoming spaces with inclusive policies and procedures to make sure everyone feels safe accessing our services. We have dedicated services and initiatives to provide safe spaces for the LGBTIQA+ community.
StarHealth is a Rainbow Ticked Organisation who provide a broad range of services for you and your family, spanning across the entire life span. This includes GP Services, Dental Services, Mental Health, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Counselling, Diabetes Education, NDIS services and more.
Thorne Harbour Health is one of Australia’s largest LGBTI community-controlled organisations – providing services and advocacy for the wellbeing of our LGBTI communities and people living with HIV. Established in 1983 as the Victorian AIDS Action Committee, the organisation was founded to lead the community response to HIV and AIDS. Today, Thorne Harbour honours that legacy as it responds to a broad range of issues affecting our gender, sex, and sexually diverse communities – including sexual health, family violence, mental health, alcohol and drug use, trans health, and much more. Find out more about Thorne Harbour at: thorneharbour.org
We enable health, wellbeing and dignity for all people in northern Melbourne by providing responsive and accessible services. We operate across the seven Local Government Areas (LGAs) of northern Melbourne: Darebin, Banyule, Moreland, Yarra, Hume, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Our current health centres are located in Darebin, but we are available to everyone in the diverse communities across northern Melbourne. We maintain services across all LGAs, through a combination of outreach, client-based and centre-based activities and co-located services.
The Trans Health Research team at The University of Melbourne strives to improve health and well-being of trans people. We conduct research with one goal: to provide robust evidence to improve the health and well-being of the trans, gender diverse, and non-binary community. This is our community. Every question we ask, every project that we do, every collaboration that we start, is aligned with our goal and must translate to better health and advocating for our community. Findings guide health and well-being programs, treatment guidelines, and health policy, to enable trans people to live a life without barriers and discrimination.
Burnet was established in the 1980s while Australia was dealing with the HIV epidemic. Since then, our researchers have worked to promote better health in Australia and globally. Our mission is to achieve better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally by accelerating the translation of research, discovery and evidence into sustainable health solutions.
At La Trobe University, we have a vibrant LGBTIQA+ community that we actively celebrate and support. It’s important that all students feel safe, valued and supported and, as such, we are proud to provide a number of services for our LGBTIQA+ students. We have dedicated queer counsellors and queer social support groups at our Bendigo and Bundoora campuses, and many other services and supports for our LGBTIQA+ students. We are proud to be a part of Midsumma 2021.
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. As a University, our value of inclusion is at the heart of what we do. We aim to be a place where our students and staff who identify within the diverse genders, sexes, and sexualities community are recognised, welcomed and free to be themselves. We are proud to celebrate the diversity of our community.
Christalignment delivers beautiful, accurate 30 minute destiny readings via zoom. These readings use our own cards and address all key life problems. In the reading at least 2 questions can be asked. Clients enjoy the deep interactive encounters where they also see and hear. We specialise in cleansing and relationship counselling.
Melbourne Inclusive Church (MIC) is a contemporary, Spirit-filled Christian Church dedicated to sharing the inclusive love of Jesus Christ with the LGBTIQ+ community. Our statement of inclusivity boldly and proudly proclaims Christ’s equal love for all people regardless of their ability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, gender or culture. We engage in community advocacy and offer teaching on faith and sexuality.
Australian Arts Review (AAR) features the best of Australia's performing and visual arts sector. Free to access and only featuring professional and independent artistic practice, the website provides up-to-date and relevant editorial content (including reviews and opinion pieces) to those within and outside the artistic sector in an easily read and accessible format.
GV PRIDE INC. – providing a safe space for support, friendship, family, networking and fellowship. GV PRIDE INC. attend conferences, offer scholarships, host regular info sessions, plan and run trips to major LGBTIQA+ events & provide food to those who may not be able to afford it. GV PRIDE INC. coordinate OUTintheOPEN Festival, group activities such as movie nights, 10 pin bowling, coffee catch-ups, bush walks, restaurants/night clubs/pubs/dance parties, home shopping parties & more. GV PRIDE INC. have a list of online resources and local support services. In addition, GV Pride offer NDIS services and have a library of hard copy resources and a list of referral points. GV PRIDE INC. – THE Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual plus other sexuality/gender diverse (LGBTIQA+) social-support group located in the Shepparton/Goulburn Valley/North-East Victorian region – friends/family of the LGBTIQA+ community most welcome too.
Our company is based upon live entertainment for corporate, social and private parties We offer a vast range of services stemming from trivia nights, live appearances at charity events, DJ and live entertainment. We have a theme of Disco 70s and 80s but we cater for all Professional entertainers include Jay As part of the Village People experience, German Silva from Dela Groove and Soul Sacifice and DJ Chilli G We also have access to the Melbourne Cosplay group who go around and assist with events with their group of costumers. They have been involved in events such as Australia Day Parade, Good Friday Appeal and National Disability Day.
Luciano and Georgia Keats, in partnership with the Australian Queer Archive, present Queer-ways: Retracing Melbourne’s Queer Footprint. Queer-ways maps the queer cartography of Melbourne, combining the stories and voices of Melbourne past and present into a permanent, interactive record of being queer in Melbourne. Working with the archive, we will locate queer landmarks, venues and queered spaces significant to Melbourne's queer history. But we need your story! Through our website, tell us about places important to your queer history so that we can add them to our digital Queer Map of the city as we make Melbourne's first Queer-ways
Tomboy events are inclusive, wild, and safe spaces for Queer Women and their LGBTIQ+ mates. Designed to help people connect IRL means everyone's welcome (age 18-118). Kindness is cool and events usually take place monthly. Tomboy produces dinners, workshops, picnics and parties. Keep an eye on our socials for upcoming community event
Bayley House offers a warm, vibrant and close-knit community. As a for-purpose organisation with experience spanning seven decades, we thrive on supporting the wellbeing of people with intellectual disability as they live, learn, create and belong. We harness individual talents, energy and enthusiasm to provide life skills, stimulating experiences and new opportunities through strengths-based and person-centred active support. Our vibrant community brings passion and commitment to disability advocacy, skills development, independence and self-determination.
Dental on Clarendon is located in the heart of leafy South Melbourne, providing dental care in a modern, friendly environment where everyone is welcome. Operating for over 10 years, we are proud to be leading providers in the provision of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our Dentists, Therapists, Hygienists & support staff are passionate about seeing our patients obtain/maintain their dream smiles, living their best lives. Our team is as diverse as our community, representing ‘many colours of the rainbow’ so while we’re extremely proud to be part of Midsumma 2021, we’re always there supporting the community!
Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is the leading community organisation for Victorians affected by eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that don't discriminate. Our mission is to help any Victorian with an eating disorder and their families/supports get the help they need, when they need it. We do this by offering a unique blend of free and low-cost clinical, educational and peer-led services.
Life Without Barriers is a social purpose organisation providing a range of services dedicated to changing people’s lives for the better. We have a small foster care program in Victoria and right now, are seeking foster carers. We need carers with attributes and beliefs that we know are good for children and are less concerned about your age, sexuality, gender or relationship status. Our foster care program is inclusive of disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, intersex status, relationship status, age, culture, ethnicity and faith.
At MacKillop Family Services, we work with foster carers to provide safe and nurturing homes for children and young people who are unable to live safely with their families. This can be for a few days, or a weekend or for much longer. Foster carers all have different backgrounds, relationship status, sexual orientation, and they can be working, studying or retired, own their own home or rent. Most importantly, they must share the desire to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and young people to grow, thrive and heal from trauma.
Starting a family isn’t always easy - it can take real bravery. At Monash IVF, we’re here to support you every step of the way, no matter what your life stage or circumstances are. So whether you need help with endometriosis or PCOS, are looking to preserve your fertility through egg freezing, interested in donor sperm or eggs, looking at surrogacy options - or simply want peace of mind about your family prospects, we’re here to support you. And if you need fertility treatment, we’re here for that too. With over 40 years of experience and 40,000-plus babies delivered, we’re leaders in the reproductive field.
In Victoria there are more than 10,000 kids in care. Without safe homes where will they go? OzChild is looking for new foster care homes to give kids the chance at a brighter future. Foster carers, like families, come in all shapes and sizes. A foster carer doesn't need to have had their own kids to know how to care. All you need is room in your house. And your heart. Learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child or young person today!
Prahran Market Clinic is a medical General Practice, supported by Allied Health providers. Particular focus is placed on sexual health, and Gay, Lesbian and gender diverse health. The Clinic is well regarded and respected for its involvement in HIV clinical research trials and for the teaching of medical students.
Banyule is a diverse community, made up of people from different cultures, beliefs, abilities, bodies, ages, sexualities, genders and identities. Council is committed to inclusion, access and equity for everyone. These principles foster cohesiveness, empower people and improve the wellbeing of the Banyule Community. We are committed to tackling discrimination, celebrating our diverse community and ensuring that Banyule is a safe and welcoming place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) community members. We work to raise awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues and eliminate discrimination and exclusion experienced by LGBTIQ+ people. To ensure that we understand and support our LGBTIQ+ community we have an active and committed LGBTIQ+ Advisory Committee. If you live or work in Banyule, get in touch! Awarded most LGBTIQA+ Inclusive Melbourne metropolitan council in 2020.
Council’s Aged Services have been Rainbow Tick accredited since 2012. The Rainbow Tick is a national accreditation program for organisations that are committed to safe and inclusive practice, and service delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. As an aged service provider, we provide home and community based care and activities. These activities support older people and people with disability to remain active and independent. Council also supports IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia) through an annual fundraising event with proceeds going towards Switchboard Victoria.
The City of Darebin is a municipality in Melbourne's inner north with a long, proud history as a safe &inclusive community for LGBTIQA+ people and their families. Darebin Council is working towards equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) residents. Our focus in on strengthening participation and rights, intersectionality with other identities & experiences, and First Nations justice & recognition.
Liberal Pride is the LGBTIQ+ (and allies) Branch of the Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) with approximately a hundred and fifty members making it one of the fastest growing branches across the state including numerous Liberal State and Federal Members of Parliament. The Liberal Party has a proud history of LGBTIQ+ policies and Liberal Pride continues to advocate for the community.
Rainbow Labor Network Victoria (RLNV) is the official LGBTIQ association of the Australian Labor Party’s Victorian branch. We are made up of LGBTIQ identifying party members, friends and supporters. We promote equality and diversity within the ALP, fight for and advance the rights of LGBTIQ people, support LGBTIQ candidates for public office, and build networks with the broader LGBTIQ community. We also provide regular opportunities for LGBTIQ Labor activists and their supporters to network and socialise in Melbourne and all across rural and regional Victoria. If you’d like to get involved or hear more from us, email RLNV at [email protected]" .
Yarra City Council has a long history of promoting equal rights for its LGBTIQ+ community, and many LGBTIQ+ people choose to live, work and socialise in the City of Yarra. In fact, ten percent of Yarra's population identify as LGBTIQ+. Call us for a chat if you want to know more about the amazing work we do with the LGBTIQ+ community, including the development of our first Yarra LGBTIQ+ Strategy.
The AFP is committed to recruiting and retaining people that reflect the community we serve. We llustrate this commitment by participating in events, such as, Melbourne MidSuma and having an employee LGBTI Network, titled the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer Network (GLLO). The AFP GLLO Network commenced in 1996 to provide additional support for members of the LGBTIQA+ community. We provide support and advocacy for staff who are LGBTIQA+ or who have family members who are LGBTIQA+, provide a link between the community and AFP, and boost AFP as a LGBTIQA+ safe workplace. In 2020, the AFP won highest ranking public sector award, from Pride in Diversity, as part of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) The AFP is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement agency that focuses on many aspects of crime, including but not limited to, Child Protection, Cyber Crime, Terrorism and Drug Importation
AFCA helps individuals and small businesses to resolve complaints about financial products and services. We can consider a broad range of financial problems, including errors in banking transactions and credit listings, difficulty repaying loans, credit cards and short-term finance, denial of an insurance claim and much more. Our service is fair, free and independent.
Carers Victoria is the peak body representing all unpaid carers in Victoria. We provide services and advice for carers in the western region, as well as education workshops, programs and events across the state. We are a social purpose peak body with a charitable focus, supporting and empowering unpaid carers in Victoria. We take pride in championing all unpaid carers across Victorian communities regardless of the nature of their caring role or the needs of the care recipient. Our purpose is to ensure caring is the joint responsibility of community, government and family. Nobody knows carers like we do.
Crime Stoppers is an independent not-for-profit organisation that partners with the community, media and police. Crime Stoppers encourages people to share what they know about unsolved crime or suspicious activity - without saying who they are. You don’t have to leave your personal details, your call isn’t traced and, if you make a report online, your IP address isn’t recorded. One missing piece of the puzzle is all it takes to make a real difference, so if you see something or hear something – then say something.
To raise awareness and visibility of the LGBTIQ community to build a more inclusive and collaborative emergency management sector in Victoria. We are doing this by working towards a more inclusive culture, supporting meaningful action, and developing partnerships with other LGBTIQ groups
Navy Health is a not-for-profit health fund for the Defence community, including serving, ex-serving ADF, employees of contractors to Defence and their families. Find out if you are eligible at navyhealth.com.au
We are the primary regulator and source of independent advice to the community and Victorian government about how the public sector collects, uses and shares information.
We provide a fair, independent and accessible external dispute resolution service for residential consumers and small businesses who have an unresolved complaint about their phone or internet service.
V/Line is committed to a diverse, inclusive, safe and respectful workplace that reflects the communities we serve and celebrates the contributions of people with diverse sexuality and gender identity. V/Line provides services that connect regional communities and continues to be a community leader. Regional communities have been identified as often having greater levels of discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people, and in some instance’s poorer mental health particularly amongst LGBTIQ+ youth. V/Line’s Culture and Leadership Team and LGBTIQ+ Working Group are working to support LGBTIQ+ identifying staff members by encouraging a working environment that is safe and supportive. We celebrate and support community events such as Midsumma, Chill Out, and undertake internal and community engagement activities all year in alignment with events such as IDAHOBIT, Wear It Purple Day, and other events on the LGBTIQ+ Calendar
If you think you’ve been treated wrongly by a Victorian public organisation, we can see if your problem can be fixed. Our services are independent, impartial and free. One of our most important roles is protecting the human rights of Victorians. We can look to see if a public organisation has breached human rights or not considered them properly. More generally, we take complaints about Councils, Victorian universities and TAFEs, Victorian government departments (eg DHHS, Justice and Community Safety, Education), Victorian government organisations (eg WorkSafe, VicRoads, Fines Victoria), publicly funded community services or prisons
WorkPride is WorkSafe Victoria’s (WorkSafe) employee led LGBTIQA+ network with over 200 members. We organise events, conduct fundraising initiatives and connect our members with the broader LGBTIQA+ community. WorkPride’s mission is that all LGBTIQA+ employees feel safe, connected and supported at WorkSafe. WorkPride works to ensure WorkSafe embeds inclusive practices, values diversity, is respectful of the rainbow community and fosters a work environment that enables employees to bring their whole selves to work. WorkPride is aligned with WorkSafe’s values of being Connected, Persistent and Dynamic.
Crown Pride is supported by an established LGBTIQ+ Steering Committee framework and built on a foundation of positive Australian Workplace Equality Index results and a symbiotic relationship with Pride in Diversity, the development of the Crown Pride Network represents the next significant step in delivering a workplace where Crown employees can confidently and comfortably bring their whole selves to work.
GALTA is a national network of tourism professionals dedicated to the welfare and satisfaction of all gay and lesbian travellers within and to Australia. Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia Ltd is a non-profit organisation operated by a team of elected individuals who work with federal, state and regional tourism bodies, corporations, businesses and individuals to develop and grow the gay & lesbian market and increase the awareness of gay & lesbian travellers and their needs. Visit Gay Australia is the consumer brand behind Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia.
We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues. We embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms. Our supportive and inclusive culture sustains our diverse, engaged and high performing team. Corrs has been recognised by Pride In Diversity's Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) as a Silver Employer in 2019 and Bronze Employer 2017-2018. We have a strong and ongoing commitment to LGBTIQ+ inclusion amongst our people, our clients and the broader community. [email protected] is an open network for our LGBTIQ+ employees and allies.
A program of the St KIlda Legal Service, the LGBTIQ legal Service offers free legal assistance to community members across Victoria on community specific issues. The Service also engages in law reform and community education.
Now more than ever, we’re a bank that celebrates people for who they are. We know people are more than a single identity and the qualities that make each one of us unique need to be valued and embraced. NAB Pride is an internal support and advocacy group for our LGBTI+ colleagues and people everywhere. It’s our job to nurture a safe and inclusive workplace that celebrates the diversity of our people and empowers them to be a voice in the community.
The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited (VALS) provides referrals, advice /information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria. Our Solicitors specialise in one of three areas of law: Criminal, Family and Civil Law. VALS maintains a strong client service focus which is achieved through the role of CSOs who act as a bridge between the legal system and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. We are actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development. We are currently working towards Rainbow Tick Accreditation.
Berry Street provides specialist family violence services to women, LGBTIQ+ people and children who have experienced any form of family violence. Our specialist family violence services are free and available to women, LGBTIQ+ people and children who live or work within Melbourne’s Northern suburbs or the Central Highlands in Western Victoria, women, LGBTIQ+ people and children who are seeking assistance, information or support in relation to family violence, relatives or friends who are seeking information and support, or, workers from agencies who are seeking further information or a secondary consult about family violence.
Better Pride is dedicated LGBTIQ+ family and relationship support service for the LGBTIQ+ community Better Pride provides mediation, parenting and counselling support for individuals, couples and families across Victoria. Better Place Australia has been providing family support, psychological services, financial counselling and elder abuse prevention for over thirty years. We help individuals, couples and families to strengthen and improve relationships or cope with relationship breakdown. Better Place Australia helps people to become more resilient, to empower them to enjoy healthier relationships, by building their skills and knowledge, giving guidance and tools, and supporting them through challenging times
We know it's important to have a safe space to feel like you can be your full and true self. Having people around you who are accepting of you and understand what you’re going through can help your headspace as you learn more about yourself. If life becomes overwhelming, know that headspace is a safe space for you to come and talk about everything you’re going through. We're helping thousands of young people from the LGBTIQA+ community get the support they need. find out more headspace.org.au/LGBTIQAPLUS
ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Their trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too. Accessed by more than 2 million people in Australia each year, ReachOut is a free service that’s available anytime and pretty much anywhere.
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation, with over 70 years’ experience providing family and relationship services from more than 18 locations across Melbourne and Victoria. Our vision is for positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians. We are proud to provide services for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We believe that people, in all their diversity, have the right to live their lives safely and with dignity, with their families and within their communities, and to enjoy positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships. Relationships Australia Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways of Australia. We support Aboriginal people’s right to self-determination and culturally safe services.
The Melbourne Clinic is Australia’s largest private mental health service providing a range of inpatient programs, day programs, and an outreach program. Nationally and internationally renowned for our quality mental health care services, our focus is to provide our patients with the support and expertise of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists. The Melbourne Clinic embodies an inclusive service. We are dedicated to providing services that are culturally sensitive and aware. We understand and are accepting of diversity in identity. The Melbourne Clinic has current accreditation under the National Safety and Quality Health Standards and the Rainbow Tick Standards.
Welcome to VincentCare! We are a Queer-Friendly, Rainbow Tick Accredited organisation that provides a wide range of services to people experiencing homelessness and family violence, or who might be struggling with issues around alcohol or other drugs or mental health. VincentCare has a number of queer staff in specific LGBTIQ roles, but we have also provided training to all our staff to make sure that whoever helps you on the day is friendly, welcoming and informed. And, we’ve even won a few awards for our work supporting queer folk. Come check us out if you need help.
Yes-2-Success provides personalised life coaching to support LGBTQIA+ individuals around mental health and wellbeing. Danny Connally is a passionate Mindset Coach, who's rewarded through seeing his clients shift their beliefs around who they are, and what they can achieve. Danny holds himself to extremely high standards, uses all resources available and remains dedicated throughout the relationship in ensuring you acheive your personal success! Danny's support stretches outside of the coaching sessions, by taking the journey with you.
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At Ella+Friends Photography, we believe that capturing the personality of your dog, and the relationship that they have with your family, is not just a unique opportunity to remember your WOOFer, but an experience not to be missed. Together we will create images you will cherish forever. We would love to have met you at Midsumma, but please contact us if you need more info or want to take advantage of our special offer. We would love to hear from you.
Humane Research Australia Inc. is a not for profit organisation that challenges the use of animal experiments and promotes more humane and scientifically-valid non-animal methods of research. Our vision is of a future where no animals suffer in the name of science, and medical progress is advanced through the use of scientifically valid non-animal methodologies.
Pawsome Services is proudly co-owned by a Bisexual Woman and Transgender Man who have been together for almost 3 years before launching the business in July 2020. Specialising in Social Ventures, Training, Pet Sitting, Australian Natural Unique Treats for Cats and Dogs that are Made by us, Supplements and Australian Raw Food. Pawsome Services offers a 'curious and different experience for all the furmily'. We also give back to the community with 10% all profits using code Pride will go to various smaller LGBTIQ charities that need support.
We are a community foster care network established in 2007. As a volunteer charity we depend on your support. All our dogs and cats go into foster care homes or if none available into commercial kennels. We believe each life has equal value and if a dog or cat comes to us too old or sick to be rehomed they go into a permanent loving foster care home with all vetwork and costs paid by us. We care, and we value the support of our donors who share our philosophy.
ABC Pride is committed to LGBTQI+ diversity and inclusion. We are here for all employees of diverse sexualities and gender identities, and those with intersex variations. We are committed to creating a working environment that supports and embraces our differences.
The Australian Pride Network exists to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride on a national level, encouraging diverse communities in Australia to hold and attend pride events, whilst increasing promotional and networking opportunities among Australian pride organisations. It aims to affect positive change through information sharing, collaboration and outreach.
DocDir is a national directory of LGBTQ friendly clinicians across Australia. When we launch in earl 2021, you can search for a clinician in your area who is supportive of your LGBTQ+ identity and provides the services you need. In the meantime, you can recommend your favourite doctor to us, and sign up to our mailing list.
Established in 1992 GLOBE provides LGTBIQ+ communities, small businesses and professionals who want to be seen, connected and nurtured opportunities to network and grow in a professional, safe and inclusive environment. We hold monthly GLOBE Networking events. Other events include GLOBE Growth events which focus on professional and personal development and Focus On events which cover issues relevant to the LGTBIQ+ community. Our annual GLOBE Community Awards recognise the incredible work of the Victorian LGTBIQ+ communities.
Out For Australia’s (OFA) provides visible mentors, role models, thought leadership and targeted support to aspiring LGBTQIA+ professionals and strengthens the sense of community among professionals and students. OFA’s core offering – its mentoring program – connects LGBTQIA+ mentors and mentees. As a mentee, you can talk with someone more experienced with you about diverse topics, from what it's like being queer in the workplace, to what your next career step should be, to how you write a strong cover letter. As a mentor, you can pass your wisdom to your mentee, helping them grow professionally and personally.
Rainbow Network is a program of Rainbow Health Victoria, at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, & Society, La Trobe University. Rainbow Network empowers health and human services that work with young people to provide safe, welcoming and inclusive services for young LGBTQIA+ Victorians. Rainbow Network offers resources about LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice, secondary consultation and referral, regular issues-based forums and professional learning opportunities and regular Community of Practice group. Rainbow Network is delivered in partnership with the Health Equal Youth (HEY) partnership funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
Switchboard is an LGBTIQA+ community controlled organisation. Switchboard provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities. Switchboard provides the following services: - Victorian partner in the national helpline Qlife - 7 day a week Victorian wide helpline Rainbow Door – www. Rainbowdoor.org.au - Out & About – older LGBTI peoples visiting program - LGBTIQA+ suicide prevention, including research and training - Anti-racism LGBTIQA+ program for Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Colour.
The Victorian Pride Centre (in its final construction stages) will soon celebrate Victoria’s diverse LGBTIQ+ community, paving new directions for its future and honouring its brave, and at times, difficult past. It will provide an uplifting expression of welcome, engagement and belonging. Housing 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. This space will also serve as a hub for LGBTIQ+ groups and organisations to share ideas and resources and to further their work in supporting equality, diversity and inclusion across the state. We have an amazing team working hard behind the scenes to make The Victorian Pride Centre a reality. The building is due to open early 2021.
Bushrangers Basketball is Australia's largest LGBTIQA+ basketball club. Our mission is to ensure LGBTIQA+ folk can access and participate in community sport. We have teams playing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Darwin and Auckland. Bushrangers Basketball pride themselves on creating safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ basketballers and their allies to play community sport. They are seeking to generate interest in all players in the LGBTIQA+ community (and allies) who are disengaged in sporting activity or looking for a safe space to play basketball.
Melbourne Motorcycle Tourers Inc (MMT) is a club for LGBTIQA+ motorcyclists. We are based in Melbourne but welcome riders from all over Victoria to join us. We were formed in 1990 and celebrated our 30th year in 2020. We are a very informal group and welcome all motorcyclists from beginners to expert riders, on anything from scooters to sports bikes. We participate in many of Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ events as well as organising our own dinners, meetings, social events, and regular day, weekend, and longer rides.
The Melbourne Rainbow Band is a community concert band providing an opportunity for musicians to develop their musical abilities in an environment free of prejudice and discrimination, and to promote the GLBTI community to the wider population. Our members’ musical skill levels vary from beginner to professional and our members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, old, young, male, female, whomever, whatever – as long as they are accepting, tolerant, and love music! The MRB does not hold auditions for members and is open to all players with basic music reading and playing abilities. We rehearse on Thursday nights at Prahran RSL
Motafrenz welcomes anyone who has an interest in cars, classic, vintage or modern. We have always aimed to cater for a wide variety of people, so whether your car is as rare as a Roller or as cute as a Capri, Motafrenz is the club for you. Motafrenz has a very active calendar of events, with something happening almost every week.
Ranger Rollers is a social skate meet-up run by Bushrangers Sporting Alliance, an Australia-wide, LGBTIQA+ club. We pride ourselves on creating safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ skaters and their rad allies. We welcome skaters and bladers (especially gender diverse folk) who might be disengaged from the community or looking for a safe space to skate. Ranger Roller’s aim is to engage with skaters who have avoided participating in community sport due to their gender and/or sexuality. Ranger Rollers aims to provide a weekly outlet for inclusion and visibility at a social sporting level that might be missed in one-off Pride tournaments or annual inclusion/diversity initiatives
Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. The LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship is a group in the family of Rotary, dedicated to promoting global friendship, service and education. The fellowship aims to create an inclusive, understanding and welcoming community, fostering goodwill and peace, and realising a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for LGBT+ people.
Saturday Sessions is an invite-only drug-free orgy and social event for gay and bisexual guys on the last Saturday of every month. The events are a great way to meet like-minded guys to connect with and form great friendships with.
The Nomads Outdoors Group Inc. runs outdoors activities year round, especially walking, camping and cycling, but also social events, canoeing, skiing etc. Established over 40 years ago to cater for the gay community, today we also welcome the lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and anyone who shares our objectives of tolerance and acceptance. We actively encourage the health and wellbeing of participants with all levels of fitness accepted, and welcome suggestions for new activities plus the discovery of new trails and campsites. We'd love to collaborate with like-minded groups for any joint activities that are run safely and responsibly.
698 Apparel is a swanky Melbourne based label intent on delivering you one of a kind street wear. 698 love limited runs, so check our site for our latest gear. We are always updating, you won't get bored with us.
Balcony Gardens by DEEPDALE create unique bespoke garden spaces and designs tailored to our client’s needs, desires and preferences. Whilst Balconies are a key focus for us, we also create designs for courtyards, small gardens and patios. Our services include project management, design and preparation, full installation, balcony gardens, courtyard gardens, patio pardens, pop-up gardens, event hire staging and property sale staging.
Between the Lines Clothing is having a massive stock sale to celebrate Midsumma - take 50% off all existing stock! Use coupon code "MIDSUMMA" to grab it off absolutely everything in our Square site now!
Blonky Shop is a start up business in Melbourne offering LQBTQI+ themed hand held fans. Each fan has a unique design full of colour, pride, tribes, drag and everything in between. There’s a fan for every occasion.
GlitchKitty is a queer owned and operated small business stocking clothes, stickers, and badges with lovingly hand-designed queer art.
We offer a cruelty-free, natural skincare range that is hand-crafted here in Melbourne with ingredients and packaging sourced primarily from other small, local businesses. Our LED Light-up Lip Oils will bring you some Midsumma Sparkle while hydrating your sunburnt lips. Our three ranges cover all skin types and have been carefully developed to suit the most Sensitive, Dry or Blemish Prone Skin. Use Code MIDSUMMA for 40% off!
We are about Supporting Hidden Talents, Creators, LGBT+ Members, through our creators program, Creators, Social Media, and LGBT+ Promoters involved in the program get a paid price per item sold under their unique code. We have seen how people dedicated to their objective have a large impact on how they view themselves and others, which is another reason to use promoters as they have a passion for the success of their item code. while being able to show people in LGBT+ Community how they can get ahold of Rainbow products without being scared to walk into a store or that are just not comfortable yet being seen they can be proud still at home. We also bring quality products at an extremely good price including LGBT+ Merch. Shipping World Wide. We support several currencies via payments. The great merchandise available will help support a growing creator of amazing and meaningful content. (we aim to have a worldwide audience and promoters program)
Queer Fame is LGBTQIA+ inspired apparel and accessories. Where queer culture meets pop culture, ranging from Queercore to Dolly Parton. We donate 25% of profits to human rights charities. T-shirts, crop tops, pins, patches, shoelaces and more. Home of Queer Flag and Trans Flag designs. We ship worldwide.
Established in 2017, Rainbow Roo champions, advocates and celebrates the diversity that is in the LGBTIQA+ community. Our core belief is that Love is Love regardless of one's gender identity or sexuality. We want to create a World where we are free to be Out, Loud and Proud ! With every purchase of our T-Shirts, you are helping us fund the wonderful advocacy work we LOVE to do for the LGBTIQA+ community. Use coupon code “Midsumma” between 19 Apr – 5 May for 20% discount on all our t-shirt range.
Supplier of Pride Merchandise for the LGBTIQ+ Community since January 2000. Specialising in quality flags, hats, jewellery, stickers and much more!
Be a Warrior Queen by adorning yourself with these artisan rubber body embellishments. Flamboyantly 100% vegan, ethical and sustainable. Each original piece is constructed individually by the designer Sharon, by painstakingly recycling and handcrafting materials recovered from Melbourne bicycle workshops. All other components are recovered from Melbourne’s fashion colleges and local businesses. This fierce range features decadent neck pieces as well as formidable hoods, lush corsets, divine harnesses, and tug proof collars. Commissions, and experimental design challenges, are joyfully accepted.
Rude Rainbow is a swimwear, eyewear and party accessories brand designed in Sydney, Australia. Designed by partners Mitch + Kieran, Rude Rainbow is a out and proud queer brand embracing the fun-loving 'joie de vivre' and diversity that makes our rainbow community so wonderful. Our designs are bright, poppy and unapologetically loud. You'll be sure to stand out in a crowd in any of our swimmers, beach bags, party fans, sunnies, hats, bandannas or accessories.
We are Australia's leading sustainability brand, on a mission to eradicate single-use plastic soap bottles from Aussie homes. Our cutting edge 'just add water' dissolvable hand soap tablets & reusable glass soap bottles are helping Aussies stay clean & safe by washing their hands, without the plastic waste. We are proud queer owned business.
Soul Stories are insightful creations that capture the sensitive & vulnerable pieces of your soul. They are written and illustrated from the heart, allowing you to remember how every ingrained & forgotten moment can be turned into something beautiful to feel… Tams sincere hope is that out of the hundreds of stories she has written, perhaps one will reach into your heart and give it a gentle squeeze – that just one will remind you how to feel, and open you up to some of the yummy stuff in life that is so easily forgotten…
THAT GAY LABEL - an ART X LGBTQIA X MENTAL HEALTH inspired independent clothing label. Australian designed and made. Our designs support the LGBTQIA+ community or bring awareness to specific mental health related messages. $2 from every tee/accessory & $5 from hoodies/crews sold are donated to our listed charity of the month - head to website or social media to be up to date.
We are Australia's first & only LGBTIQA+ rowing club, celebrating 20 years of providing a safe space to access the sport of rowing, maintain a healthy lifestyle and make lasting friendships. We're a queer club in the rowing community and rowing club in the queer community.
The Melbourne Chargers is an LGBT-inclusive rugby club based in Prahran. For the last 10 years we've provided LGBT Melbournians a fun, safe and inclusive rugby environment. We have a strong focus on teaching the game and encouraging participation and a strong base of fun supporters and social activities. There is a place on the rugby field for every body, and the Chargers exists to make rugby the game for all.
We’re an inclusive LGBTQ+ running and walking club, open to everyone regardless of ability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We have over 170 members, so whatever your fitness level, pace or preferred distance, you will find members to walk, run and train with all year round. We meet throughout the week at The Tan, Albert Park, Princes Park and on the Maribyrnong for social and coached sessions. Socialising is just as important as exercising, so our sessions often finish with coffee or a meal. We participate in many events, the highlight being our annual Pride Run—see you there!
Melbourne Rovers was formed in June 2008, as a LGBTIQA+ soccer club to foster the playing of soccer so as to achieve the general aims of physical and social fitness, health and recreation. Melbourne Rovers are a mix of players from different backgrounds, who range in age from 18 to 55. While many players in the club identify as same sex attracted, there are also a number of players and officials who identify as bi-sexual or straight. Sexuality is not an obstacle for playing for Melbourne Rovers and their affiliated clubs.
Melbourne Surge is Victoria’s only LGBTI and inclusive water polo club. Everyone is welcome to be part of our club, whatever walk of life they come from, whatever their ability, or however they identify. The club is a fun and socially active organisation that exists for the benefit of our members, and to help them achieve their goals. While some members join to make friends, others do so to focus on their fitness.
Seek to enhance the opportunities for LGBTIQ+ communities to lead active and healthy lifestyles in a firming and inclusive environments through the power of sport and recreation. We achieve this through education and training of the sport and recreation sector, community outreach programs and events to celebrate LGBTIQ+ people.
Shuttlecats is a Melbourne based LGBTQI+ social badminton club. All skill levels are welcome for a casual hit, to make friends and stay active. Social events are also organised outside of sessions. If you identify as a queer woman, transgender woman, non-binary individual or ally, stop by for a friendly game. We play on Tuesday evenings at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, be sure to check our website and Facebook Events page for session updates!
Southern Lights Ice Hockey Club is Australia's first LGBT+ ice hockey club, formed in 2019 as part of Australian LGBT Ice Hockey.
VicTennis is proud to be one of the largest and longest standing LGBTI+ sporting associations in Victoria. Our Mission: To coordinate tennis and social activities in a LGBTI+ friendly environment and to provide opportunities for social and competitive tennis for all skill levels. VicTennis strives to foster an inclusive and supportive environment for all: we welcome all members and allies of the LGBTI+ community Tennis is the most enjoyable of pastimes and as such deserves to be enjoyed in the best of surroundings, in good company and in the best of spirits.
Women’s Circus is a not for profit feminist arts organisation based in the Drill Hall in West Footscray, offering a year round program of community, circus and performance training. Our programs celebrate the physical and imaginative potential of the human body and nurtures self-awareness and self-esteem.
#1 Funkiest Celebrant in Melbourne! Modern, fun and fabulous weddings and funerals for all. From intimate elopements to three-day love-festivals, the possibilities are endless. Let's not get caught up in traditions or what has gone before... let's do YOU! Massive supporter & celebrator of Marriage Equality *As voted by my Mum.
GI'm Renee the Celebrant and you'll find me in the world's most liveable city. I get around all kinds of ceremonies, but specialise in alternative weddings. I will collab with you and your boo to make a wedding extravaganza that's uniquely yours. I'm an event producer, performer, DJ, creative writer and public speaker. I offer a range of pre-made packages on my website that suit all dreams and budgets. As a proud member of the queer community, my involvement during the 2017 Marriage Equality campaign was inspo to become a Celebrant and what an honour to officiate LOVE ALL WAYS! That being said, my services aren't exclusive to the queer community, I don't discriminate *wink*. I’ve been mentioned by Brighton Savoy, Vogue Ballroom & Vines of the Yarra Valley as one of Melbourne’s best Wedding Celebrants. Hit me up for a no obligations chat, I can't wait to meet you!
On this map you can discover LGBTQIA+ organisations, groups and businesses, as well as supporting businesses and organisations who support and serve our communities year-round.
To use this map, hover over the icons to explore who's in our virtual world and what's on offer for Midsumma Festival 2021, you may even find some free ticket treasures!
This map was designed as a community project to help connect these groups, businesses and organisations connect to you in a virtual world, until we can be together for Midsumma Carnival again, hopefully in 2022.
The Midsumma Virtual Stalls Map can only be accessed via a PC. Mobile and iPad will support a text version for these users.