Information on local GLBT Youth Services

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender    ( GLBT )

 If you are unsure of your sexuality or thinking of telling friends and family you think you are gay please check the SEXUALITY and COMING OUT menu options to the left of this page

 

Useful Links for GLBT Youth


Twenty 10 is an organisation for young (under 26) gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, same-sex attracted and gender-questioning people who are having problems at home or have recently become homeless.

Rural Freecall:      1800 65 2010

Metro Support:     02 8594 9555
E-mail:       info@twenty10.org.au

Our office hours are 10am-5:30pm Monday to Friday. If we aren't able to answer you can leave a message and we'll call you back.


Reach Out  is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times.  The aim of the service is to improve young people's mental health and well being by  providing support information and referrals in a format that appeals to young people.


Kids Help Line is a free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone and on-line counselling service specifically for young people aged 5 to 18 years.  Telephone 1800 55 1800


Why-B-Blue Ybblue's all about getting the message out there that it's okay to talk about depression, and to encourage young people and their family and friends to get help when it's needed.


Gender Centre is commited to developing and providing services and activities which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices.  The Gender Centre is also committed to educating the public and providers about the needs of people with gender issues.  They offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, families and friends in NSW.


ALL SORTS Wollongong Uni  GLBTI social support group for Uni students - Wollongong Uni Queer Collective 

 

QLife is Australia's first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.

 

Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service    A volunteer based community service providing free, anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information & referral services and support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons (GLBT) throughout New South Wales (NSW) on sexuality and life issues. Phone:  1800 184 527 or go to the link for QLife

 

Red Aware also known as Y.E.A.H. - youth empowerment against HIV/AIDS. Founded in March 2005, Y.E.A.H is empowering young Australians and their parents & teachers to know what HIV is, and believe they CAN do something about it! 

Please note the sub-menus on the left

SEXUALITY

COMING OUT

 

LOCAL GLBTI YOUTH GROUPS

 Information to be updated soon on any GLBTI youth services in the Illawarra since the departure of ACON.



                      OTHER NSW GLBT YOUTH GROUPS

this is yet to be updated with correct information



GLYSSN
Social Group 2 Thursdays per month @ Hurstville
Coordinator: Danny Adams. Thurs-Fri: 9570 6743 Mob: 0410 452 323. Office 18 Treacy St, Hurstville 2220

link to the their site:  GLYSSN


GALAH - Gay and Lesbians @ Hornsby
Gays and Lesbians at Hornsby - meets fortnightly just near Westfield . GALA(H) is run by Twenty10 GLBT Youth Support in partnership with Hornsby Shire Council. The group runs discussions and workshops, as well as regular outings to the movies, into the city, to cafes, and more.

For dates and times, call the Twenty10 Group Worker on 8594-9563 or e-mail mailto:groups@twenty10.org.au.

Venue: Hornsby Youth & Family Centre, 17 Muriel Street (cnr of Burdett St ), Hornsby. GALA(H) is funded by the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service


GAYS AND LESBIANS @ MANLY
Twenty10 run a group in Manly called GL@M - Gays and Lesbians at Manly. It runs fortnightly. The group gets out and about as well as hanging out and chilling at RUSH. It's the place to be on the Northern Beaches!

For dates and times, call 8594-9563 or e-mail mailto:groups@twenty10.org.au

Venue: RUSH Centre, 14 Pittwater Road (near Raglan St), Manly.
GL@M is funded by the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service.
 

CAMP QUEER @ MACARTHUR
Same sex attracted youth group for under 25's
contact 4625 - 2525  for more information

QUEER ELEMENT
Meets every Thursday, 5-8pm, Twenty10 Building, 45 Bedford Street, Newtown.  For more information contact evan@twenty10.org.au

If you know of any other GLBT youth services in NSW let us know by contacting us at:
mail@illawarraqinfo.com or use the Contact Form option in the menu options on the right of this page

LEGAL AGE OF CONSENT FOR SEX

NSW; ACT; VIC; NT AND WA:    16 years of age

South Australia & Tasmania;   17 years of age

Queensland:   16 years of age for vaginal sex & 18 years of age for anal sex

Please see the following link for further information: 

 AFAO - AGE OF CONSENT INFORMATION

 

YOU'RE NOT ALONE is a booklet written in Western Australia, so some of the contact information is only for WA, that explores the issues of being same sex attracted and growing up in a straight world.  This booklet explores issues of coming out and accepting your own sexuality.


 

The POSH BOOKLET - OUT SMARTING homophobia: The message of this booklet is 'Homophobia - you don't have to wear it'. Over the last 10 years, 1000s of same sex attracted young people have written about damaging beliefs about homosexuality and how they have outsmarted those beliefs. The booklet looks at the beliefs, where they come from, ways to outsmart them and useful links.

 

GQ: Gender Questioning is a resource produced by GLHV in conjunction with the Trans Melbourne Gender Project. It is designed to provide information and support to young people between 16 and 25 who are questioning their gender or supporting someone who is doing so.

 


        Twenty10 report on GLBT youth homelessness service needs

         It May Not Be Fancy 2007 Report


 

YES I AM - Coming Out Stories by young people

 

 Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officers - NSW Police


Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLO officers) are police officers located throughout the state that are specially trained to address gay and lesbian issues. The GLLO Program is central to the NSW Police Force's response to anti-gay/lesbian violence. GLLOs assist gay men and lesbians in their local area with matters including anti-gay/lesbian violence, harassment and domestic violence. GLLOs consult with gay and lesbian community groups to foster confidence in the NSW Police Force and encourage reporting of homophobic violence and crimes. GLLOs also assist in developing and implementing local and corporate initiatives to reduce and prevent anti-gay/lesbian violence and are responsible for improving the understanding of fellow officers about gay and lesbian issues.

GLLO Officers can be found at the following Police Stations: Wollongong [phone: (02) 4295 2687 or (02) 4226 7899]; Warilla [phone: (02) 4295 2699]; Nowra [phone: (02) 4421 9699]