Below are the contact details of LGBTQI community resources that are NT relevant. If you know the details of a resource that is not listed or that is incorrect, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. OUT NT and Rainbow Territory do not endorse any of these resources, and reserves the right to delist or not to list a resource.

 

Quick links for NT resources: Activism,  Cultural organisations,  Domestic violence,  Health,  History,  Indigenous,  Legal,  Literature

Quick links for non-NT based resources: Domestic violence,  Health,  History,  Law reform, Legal,  Literature, Trans*


Recent new resources:

Prism: a Darwin based youth group for LGBTQI young people

Prism – An LGBTQI group for young people 12-25 years. Held at Headspace Darwin. A confidential place to be yourself, feel safe and connect with likeminded young people. Find out informaiton about health, services & support.

Prism Meeting – 12-17 years will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 3:30-5:00pm (first meeting 7th February 2017)

17-25 years will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 3:30-5:00pm (first meeting 31st January 2017)

Some social occasions will include both groups together.

Contact: Headspace Darwin, Phone: Barbara (08) 8931 5999, Email: headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au

Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians. https://headspace.org.au

Darwin Rainbow Families

Darwin Rainbow Families is a group of families that get together every 1-2 months for play dates at family friendly locations around the greater Darwin area.   It’s very friendly, very informal and the kids have fun meeting new friends with families like their own.  Its not exclusive to Darwin and is open for any Rainbow Families in the Top End.

Our Darwin Rainbow Families are same-sex or LGBTIQ parented families; any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex person who has a child or children; or is planning on having a child or children by way of donor insemination, surrogacy, foster care, adoption, opposite­ sex relationship, co-parenting or other means.

We advertise our events on the Facebook group “Darwin Rainbow Families”.   All welcome.

Darwin LGBTI Medical Clinic

Dr Dani is starting up a monthly clinic in Coconut Grove with expert LGBTI GP’s. It will become a regular monthly thing if there is enough interest.

CLINIC LOCATION: Northside Health NT, The Clock Tower, 4/1 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove.
Phone 7999 7448 Email: admin@northsidehealthnt.com.au

CLINIC FEES: Bulk billing for HCC, students, pensioners, and by request.

LGBTI CLINIC PHILOSOPHY & BACKGROUND:
Dr Danielle Stewart (known as Dr Dan to many LGBTI Darwinians) opened her own practice in Oct 2015 after 17 years in Darwin.

She would love Darwin LGBTI people to have access to Australia’s best LGBTI doctors, right here at home. The clinic will offer experts in trans health and other areas of LGBTI medicine, and the chance to see a GP who is more than comfortable with your identity and lifestyle. She envisages that the Darwin LGBTI Clinic will become a monthly fixture. This first trial will show whether Darwin wants it too.

NT based resources


Activism

Rainbow Territory
Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocate for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’).
www.outnt.info/rainbowterritory

Sisters & Brothers NT
Advocacy group for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous GLBTI people from the Northern Territory.
http://sistersandbrothersnt.com/

Cultural organisations
Tracks dance
Tracks dance is a dance company based in Darwin. Tracks dance has a long history of working with the Darwin LGBTQI community.
Domestic violence

Alice Springs Women’s Shelter
This shelter also supports transgender women.
Phone: 08 8952 6075
www.asws.org.au


Health

Headspace Alice Springs
www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-alice-springs

Headspace Top End

www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-darwin

 

LGBTI friendly counsellor Darwin
Angela Van Roden, Senior FRSP Counsellor
Tel: (08) 8944 2000 | Email: Angela.Vanroden [at] catholiccarent.org.au | Web: www.catholiccarent.org.au

Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council
www.ntahc.org.au

 

Trans health in the NT
Supporting Health and Well-being of the Transsexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse community in NT.
www.facebook.com/groups/transhealth.nt/

Amity Community Services

LGBTIQ friendly drug, alcohol and gambling counselling

Amity counselling services provides a non-judgemental, professional and confidential counselling service, which specialises in the areas of drugs, alcohol and gambling. While this is a LGBTI friendly environment the counsellor’s areas that can be discussed are alcohol and or drugs whether for your use or someone else, gambling, co-existing mental health issues and other issues related to the above.

Website: www.amity.org.au
Phone: 89446565 or 1800684372
Email: habitwise@amity.org.au
Address: 155 Stuart Hwy, Parap


History
Darwin Gay History Walk 2014
An 8 page handout to accompany Darwin City’s Gay History Walk
http://alga.org.au/files/Darwin-Gay-History-Walk-program.pdf
Queers of the desert
A website chronicling the history of gay and lesbian life in Central Australia

NT Archives
The Archives Service holds oral histories, community organisation files, posters and ephemera relating to the gay and lesbian history of the Northern Territory.
http://artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/ntas

 

Indigenous

Sisters & Brothers NT
Advocacy group for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous GLBTI people from the Northern Territory.
http://sistersandbrothersnt.com/

Legal

There is no specific service in the NT for the LGBTQI community, but community members can use existing legal services. Note, some services only provide services to people who meet certain criteria, such as experiencing financial disadvantage.

Darwin Community Legal Service
Civil law, discrimination, homelessness legal service, credit and debt, welfare rights, disability discrimination, tenancy, and aged and disability advocacy service.
www.dcls.org.au 
Domestic Violence Legal Help
Free legal advice and assistance for people experiencing domestic or family violence
(08) 8999 7977
www.dvls.nt.gov.au
NAAJA
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
www.naaja.org.au
NT Legal Aid Commission
Criminal, civil and family law services
www.ntlac.nt.gov.au
NT Anti Discrimination Commission
Report discrimination
www.adc.nt.gov.au
Australian Human Rights Commission
Report discrimination, breach of human rights
www.humanrights.gov.au 

 

Literature

Darwin City library
Darwin City Library catalogue has a selection of LGBTQI books, including children’s books for children with LGBTQI parents. The more the books are borrowed, the more likely DCL is to stock LGBTQI relevant books.
www.darwin.nt.gov.au/libraries

The Lesbian and Gay subject guide for the NT Library
http://artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/347541/Lesbian-and-Gay-Guide.pdf

 

Books Gone Wilde
A monthly book swap at the Nightcliff markets, focusing on LGBTQI books: non-fiction and fiction. See also Calendar page of this website. Happening every first Sunday of the month.
www.booksgonewilde.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/Booksgonewilde


 

Social and nightlife

Throb
LGBTQI friendly nightclub, Darwin
www.facebook.com/THROBNIGHTCLUB

Darwin – Thursdays at the Cav
Weekly LGBTQI social drinks, 5-7pm, Cavenagh Hotel, Darwin.
See events page also

Darwin LGBTQI MEET UP

We have started a MEET UP group! It’s an experiment to see if new people can find out about what’s on in Darwin.

http://www.meetup.com/Darwin-LGBTQI-Meetup/

Darwin lesbian connection – lesbian social group

An email list has been created to allow a more personalised contact to the lesbian community as well as a way to continue to connect with each other. To sign up email darwinlesbianconnection@gmail.com

It would initially be aimed at lesbians who are new to Darwin and at lesbians who are wanting to connect with like minded people already in Darwin. The email list is run by Jenny Smith.



Pride Festivals and Groups

Alice Pride
www.alicepride.com

Alice Springs Pride Carnivale
https://www.facebook.com/AliceSpringsPrideCarnivale

Darwin Pride
www.darwinpride.com.au

Elliot Mardi Gras
www.facebook.com/elliottmardigras

 

Youth

Youth Pride Alice Springs

Youth Pride is an exciting development in Alice Springs for young people. Lead by young people with support from Headspace Alice Springs and NTAHC.
The group is a youth led initiative run from a committee of young people, we aim to challenge stigma and provide support to young people who are Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning their gender or sexual identity. We will do this through the creation of a resource pack and host monthly meetings to discuss local issues and plan the actions of the group.
Meetings happen every second Tuesday of the month. Contact Headspace Alice Springs or NTAHC Alice Springs

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Some other links to online resources, but not specific to the NT


Activism

OII Australia

OII Australia is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or differences. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.

https://oii.org.au/category/media/docs/

Domestic violence

National domestic violence helpline
1800 737 732
www.1800respect.org.au


Another Closet. Information and resources designed to help workers and services better understand LGBTIQ domestic violence and therefore provide the best possible help and support to LGBTIQ people and their friends and families.

http://www.anothercloset.com.au/media-and-resources/

Health

ACON
ACON is a New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health
www.acon.org.au

Claude
A web resource for sexually adventurous women
http://iloveclaude.com

Genderqueer Australia
Contains resources and information for gender questioning people, people who identify as genderqueer, their partners, family and friends, and professionals who serve genderqueer people.
www.genderqueer.org.au

LGBT health alliance
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.
www.lgbthealth.org.au

Q life
Online counselling and referral service for LGBTQI community
www.qlife.org.au

TouchBase

TouchBase is a national website providing information on alcohol and drug use as well as mental health and sexual health for LGBTI communities. TouchBase is an initiative of the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF), in partnership with the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), developed to address high rates of alcohol and drug use in these communities through a targeted and destigmatising approach and is a comprehensive resource assisting LGBTI people to better manage their own health and wellbeing.

http://touchbase.org.au/

Twenty10 (NSW)

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW is a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities. We aim to be a beacon of strength and acceptance by supporting individuals to build resilience and achieve their potential and we strive to be known as a place of excellence in leadership, education and support services for young people and adults wherever they are.

http://www.twenty10.org.au/


 

History
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Based in Melbourne, the purpose of the Archives is to collect and preserve historically significant materials that document the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and queers of all kinds; educate the public about the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in all their diversity through public programs, exhibits, and publications.
http://alga.org.au


Indigenous

Sistergirls and Brotherboys Australia
Gender diverse Aboriginal Sistergirls and Brotherboys ….we also invite family friends and supporters to join our closed group.
www.facebook.com/groups/sistergirls.brotherboys/


 IndigiLez

Leadership and support group for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Lesbians and Same Sex Attracted Women.

Founders Rebecca Johnson and Tanya Quakawoot formed IndigiLez Leadership and Support Group in 2008.  Both women are passionate advocates for improving the lives of Indigenous lesbians and same sex attracted women. The women’s personal experiences of growing up in their respective small country communities in the Wide Bay-Burnett and Central Queensland areas have encouraged them to make a difference in the Indigenous community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.  As young adults Rebecca and Tanya encountered extremely challenging obstacles because of their identity. Aboriginal, women and lesbian.

http://www.indigilez.org

Law reform
NSW Gay and lesbian rights lobby
The Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) advocates on behalf of the lesbians and gay men. It provides referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to the media, policy makers and the community.
www.glrl.org.au
Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby works towards equality, social justice and human rights for members of the LGBTIQ community. The VGLRL achieves its goals through representation, advocacy and working with the media.
www.vglrl.org.au
Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group
The Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group is a community-based organisation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights in Tasmania.
www.tglrg.org

 


 

Legal services

LGBTI Legal Service
Specialist community legal centre, Qld
www.lgbtilegalservice.org

Inner City Legal Centre
NSW runs a LGBTI legal service
www.iclc.org.au/index.htm


 

Literature

Visit in person if in Melbourne, or buy online for the latest LGBTQI books.
www.hares-hyenas.com.au


 

Trans*

Supporting transgender children and their families.
www.transcendsupport.com.au

The Gender Centre (NSW)

The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices. We offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales.

www.gendercentre.org.au/resources/kits-fact-sheets.htm

Youth

 

Safe Schools Coalition (coming soon to the NT!)

We are a national coalition dedicated to helping schools to be safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families. We are creating change to ensure that every student and every teacher in every school has access to a safe and inclusive learning environment.

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/resources

 

 

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