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.
Asexuality is a sexual orientation defined by a lack of sexual attraction to any person of any gender. The Australian Asexuals group hopes to connect the wider Australian asexual community together and link communication within the smaller groups around the country. Visit the Australian Asexuals website here.
Supporting people who are attracted to more than one gender and enhancing the understanding, acceptance, inclusion and celebration of bisexuality and pansexuality in Australia. Visit the Bi+ Australia website here.
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.
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. Find out more here.
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.
Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddist Community
Rainbodhi is a Buddhist friendship group offering meditation and teachings in a safe, supportive environment. Rainbodhi is non-sectarian and welcomes everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality or faith. Visit the website here.
SheQu empowers LGBT+ women and non-binary people from ethnic backgrounds. Their events include speed friending, picnics, script writing workshops, financial literacy/wellbeing classes, pbluc speaking workshops and more. See the SheQu website here.
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.
Team Sydney is the premier group for gay and lesbian sport in Sydney, working with clubs, sports and individuals to grow and nurture their membership and supporter base. They also connect individuals and clubs within their network. Visit the Team Sydney website.
The Aurora Group
Aurora is a NSW based charity raising funds to disburse to organisations providing much-needed support and services to the many different facets of the LGBTIQ community. The group puts on the very successful Aurora Ball each year. Visit their website.
Twenty10 incl. GLCS
Twenty10 works across New South Wales providing a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support. The Gay & Lesbian Councilling Service provides social support and for people of all ages. Telephone support and webchat is available as the NSW provider for the national QLife project. Visit their website.
Trans Pride Australia
Trans Pride Australia's vision is for all trans and gender diverse people to live their best possible life. They create a safe and supporting space to connect with other trans and gender diverse people, act as a channel for support/services, and promote visibility/awareness of trans/gender diverse matters in the general community. Visit the Trans Pride Australia website here.