Education & Training

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LGBTIQA+ Inclusive langue guide

Created by the Victorian State Government this guide explains how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual,

Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door supports people of all ages and identities with issues that may include suicidal thoughts, family and intimate partner violence (including elder abuse), alcohol

Passing

In the context of gender, passing or blending refers to someone, typically a transgender person, who is perceived as the gender they wish to present

Intersectionality

a framework theory asserting that people can be disadvantaged by multiple sources of oppression, including (but not exclusive to) gender identity, sexual orientation, race and/or

QTPOC/QTWOC

an abbreviation of Queer & Trans People of Colour/Queer & Trans Women of Colour. A QTPOC/QTWOC framework attunes itself to the challenges and needs experienced

Questioning

An individual who is questioning their gender or sexuality. This can occur during any given time within the person’s life and take the form of

Preferred Gender Pronouns

a set of pronouns used by an individual to indicate how they would like to be referred to by others. Pronouns include He/Him, She/Her or

Gender Queer

an individual who feels neither male nor female, yet can identify as non-binary, trans or a combination of genders.

Gender Neutral

an individual who feels neither male nor female. Genderbread Person v4.0

Gender Dysphoria

an individual who struggles emotionally and psychologically with their own Sex/Gender. Struggles can include stress, anxiety and persistently feeling that they were born in the

Sexual Fluidity

an individual whose sexual identity changes due to their own personal evolution.

M.S.M

a straight-identifying male who has sexual encounters with other male. https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/sex-life-the-american-male/201507/straight-men-who-have-sex-other-men-in-their-own-words

Cis-Gender

an individual who consistently identifies with the Sex/Gender that they were assigned with at birth.

Queer 101

an umbrella term used to refer the LGBTIQ community – often a self-identifying term. For elder generations within the LGBTIQ community, queer is often seen

Intersex 101

broadly defined as a person who is born with reproductive or sexual autonomy that does not conform to the typical definition of male or female.

Trans 101

an umbrella term used to refer to all people who deviate from their assigned gender at birth or the binary gender system. There are many

LGBTI SENIORS UNTOLD HISTORIES

Untold Histories gives an insight into the stories of LGBTI Senior citizens living in Central Victoria, Australia. Creator and Film Maker Noel Hourigan.

Trans Ally

“Trans allies are so very valuable, providing encouragement, safety, social change and trans people with allies in their lives are less likely to self-harm and

The Genderbread Person  

The Genderbread Person is a cute, approachable model for understanding the social construction of gender, based on the input of thousands of voices over several

LGBTI Ageing

OFFICIAL TRAILER for the LGBT aging documentary, Gen Silent,

Pride Vic

Pride Vic is a social outreach program, embracing gender diversity and equality for people with disabilities from all communities, breaking down social and isolation barriers,

Headspace Albury Wodonga

Headspace Albury Wodonga, provides free services to support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are going through a tough

Headspace Shepparton

headspace Shepparton provides free services to support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are going through a tough time.

The Orange Door

The Orange Door welcomes people of any age, gender, sex, sexuality, culture, religion and ability. The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children

La Trobe University Queer Counsellors

La Trobe University has dedicated Queer Counsellors who have experience in supporting students with diverse sexualities and gender identities and are available at the Bundoora

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre  (RIAC) is funded by the government and a not-for-profit organisation that builds the capacity and well-being of individuals with a