As allies, we encourage you to research, follow, share, join, sign-up, advocate, learn, volunteer or donate to the community of organisations who represent, support and advocate for young people and trans and gender diverse communities.
While St Martins and Minus18 are the organisations creating and producing Escape Velocity, we are only a fraction of a wider community of organisations that supports LGBTIQ+ people.
If you are trans or gender diverse, questioning or unsure, these organisations are an excellent resource for you.
The Rainbow Network empowers services to provide safer, more inclusive services for young same sex attracted, intersex, trans and gender diverse Victorians.
Switchboard Victoria provides a peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender divers, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities.
Zoe Belle Gender Collective
Zoe Belle Gender Collective (ZBGC) is a trans and gender diverse led advocacy organisation based in Victoria. Our Youth Project works with LGBTIQ+ and mainstream health providers to improve support for young trans and gender diverse Victorians and their families.
TGV is Victoria’s leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy. We work to achieve justice, equity and inclusive service provision for trans and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.
Twenty10 works with young (12-25) LGBTQIA+ people in New South Wales. They offer housing, case management, counselling, outpatient and legal clinics alongside social groups, a Drop in space and events throughout the year. They also deliver inclusion and diversity training in schools, businesses and other services and are the state partner for Qlife – Australia’s free phone and web based counselling service for LGBTIQA+ communities.
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
Beyond the telephone, QLife offers webchat for people who prefer online interactions or for whom the phone is impractical.