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Community contacts

Community organisations

ACON

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender health and HIV/AIDS organisation.

AIDS Trust of Australia

National charity for the HIV/AIDS sector.

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Peak non-government organisations representing responses to HIV/AIDS.

Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

Referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to media, policy makers and the community.

OII Australia

Peak organisation for intersex people in Australia, Organisation Internationale des Intersexues (OII).

Positive Life

Peak organisation for people living with HIV/AIDS in NSW.

Pride History Group

Collects information about Sydney's gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and intersex past.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association

Professional support and development network for gay, lesbian, transsexual and transgender people in Sydney.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir

Non-auditioned choir open to all – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and straight allies.

Help and support

10/40 Matrix

Social group for lesbians over 40.

ACON Anti-Violence Project

Aims to eliminate violence and abuse. Victims can make a report online or over the phone.

The Albion Centre

Provides HIV and hepatitis C clinical treatment and counselling (formerly Albion Street Centre).

Ankali

Volunteers provide emotional and social support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Australian Lesbian Medical Association

Provides a directory of lesbian-friendly medical professionals.

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

Community charity that provides direct financial help to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Carers NSW

Support for LGBT carers of people with chronic conditions, terminal illness or who are frail.

Community Support Network

Volunteers provide community support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Domestic violence line

24 hour help service for people experiencing domestic violence.

Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW

Anonymous and confidential telephone counselling.

Gay Dads Australia

Support group for gay men who plan to, or already have children.

Gay friendly GPs

This list is of self-nominated GPs who are gay-friendly is maintained and provided by ACON.

Gay Married Men's Association

Support for gay men who are or have been involved in long-term heterosexual relationships.

The Gender Centre

Support, advocacy, referral and counselling for people with gender issues.

Hepatitis NSW

Independent, charitable, community-based organisation that provides help for people affected by hepatitis C.

Inner City Legal Centre

Provides gay, lesbian and transgender legal advice service.

Mature Aged Gays

Social group for mature aged guys.

NSW Anti-Discrimination Board

Provides advice about rights and responsibilities under anti-discrimination laws.

NSW Police

For your local gay and lesbian liaison officer contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

NSW Users & AIDS Association

Peer-based group that promotes harm minimisation for people who use illicit drugs.

PFLAG

Peer support for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

Rainbow Babies and Kids

A social network for GLBTQI parents.

Rainbow Recovery Club

Hosts a range of AA and other 12 step program meetings.

Safe Relationships Project

Free domestic violence court help for people in same-sex relationships, transgender, transsexual and intersex people.

SAMSN

For men coping with the effects of childhood sexual abuse, Survivors And Mates Support Network (SAMSN).

Transgender Anti-Violence Project

Promotes education and awareness about violence against transgender people. Victims can make a report online or over the phone.

Women in the Bush

Lesbian bushwalking and social group.

Over 55s

Aged Care Rights Service

Legal service and advocacy for people who experience problems with residential and community aged services such as discrimination or harassment.

CareConnect

Community care support for older people living at home. Contact the LGBTI project officer on 02 9830 8904.

Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW

Advocacy for older people from a multicultural background, including people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex.

Evergreen Life Care

Outrageous Ageing is Evergreen Life Care's LGBTI elders' wellbeing project. Provides residential, care and support services for older people and people with a disability.

My Aged Care

Federal government aged care services delivered at home or in community and residential facilities.

Older Women's Network

Advocacy group for older women, including same-sex attracted women.

UnitingCare Ageing

Residential, community and housing services for older people. Contact the LGBTI project officer on 02 9568 8054.

Young people

Twenty10

Support for people under 26 who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, same-sex attracted and or gender questioning, and their families and communities.

Wear It Purple

Student-run, not-for-profit group that helps support young people who identify as sexuality and/or gender diverse, a.k.a rainbow person.

Last updated: Monday, 3 March 2014