Get involved in your local community. Here's some social and support organisations doing valuable work for LGBTQI people in Sydney and wider Australia.
ACON is NSW’s and Australia’s largest community-based gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender health and HIV/AIDS organisation.
Visit their website.
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s oldest HIV charity, established in 1984 by a dedicated group of Bobby’s friends, delivering services that meet the current, changing and future needs of people living with HIV. Visit their website.
Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust
The Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust serves to create greater visibility that still endures significant stigmatisation and social exclusion.
Visit their website.
Dayenu exists to support the needs of Jewish gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, trangender and intersex people as well as their friends, family, partners and other supporters. Visit their website.
Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes is a group of lesbian riders that get together to socialise, have fun and ride motorbikes. Australia’s longest running female-identified motorcycle club, and one of the countries oldest LGBTQI community groups.Visit their website.
First Mardi Gras
First Mardi Gras represents 78ers - the participants in the first Mardi Gras parade and subsequent protests. First Mardi Gras' objectives are to celebrate our history, inspire our community and fight for our future. Visit their website.
First Nations Rainbow
First Nations Rainbow is a new group bringing together Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander people who identify as brother boys, sister girls, LGBTQI or questioning their sexuality or gender identity. Visit the First Nations Rainbow website here.
Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
A lobby organisation fighting to protect and promote the rights of lesbians, gay men and their families living in New South Wales. Visit their website.
The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability ofthe transgender, gender questioning and gender diverse community to make informed choices. Visit their website.
Inner City Legal Centre
The Inner City Legal Centre provides innovative, empowering and high quality legal services through advice, representation, education and advocacy. Visit their website.
Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. OII Australia / Intersex Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. They promote human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and provide information, education and peer support. Visit their website.
Lemons with a Twist
Lemons with a Twist is a monthly function run by The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association and is the premier event in Sydney for lesbians who network. Visit their website.
Order of Perpetual Indulgence
The Sydney house of The Order Of Perpetual Indulgence is an anarchistic, not for profit, collective of gay male nuns and female clergy, supporting people's natural right to live and love whomever they wish, in the way that is natural for them. Founded in 1981, the Sydney House is the second oldest house after the San Franciscan House. Visit their website here.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
A non-profit voluntary organisation whose members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people. Visit their website.
Positive Life NSW
Positive Life NSW works to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigmatisation and discrimination. Visit their website.
Queer Screen is a not-for-profit community organisation who run a year-round slate of screenings, workshops and events for GLBTIQ filmmakers, audiences and the community at large, including the Mardi Gras Film Festival, Queer Screen Film Fest, My Queer Career and queerDoc. Visit their website.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the professional support and development of members of the LGBT+ community throughout Sydney. Visit their website.
Sydney Queer Irish
For Irish people residing or passing thru Sydney who identify as LGBTQI or just left of centre. Holds various events through out the year. Visit their website.
The Aurora Group
The Aurora Group is a charity, raising funds to disburse to gay, lesbian and transgender community organisations. The group puts on the very successful Aurora Ball each year. Visit their website.
Twenty10 is a community not-for-profit that supports and works with young people, communities and families of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities. Visit their website.
Team Sydney is the premier group for gay and lesbian sport in Sydney, NSW. Visit their website.