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Links to other sites

Following are links to GLBTI service providers and GLBTI-friendly businesses.
Tasmanian Links
Mainland Links
International Links

We provide these links, without endorsement, for your information and assistance. Where the organisation has a website, clicking on the name - underlined at the top of the entry - will open it in a new window in your browser.

Tasmanian Links

Anglicare Emergency Accommodation Service (EASe)

The Emergency Accommodation Service (EASe) is a statewide, out-of-hours telephone service for people who are homeless and have nowhere to sleep that night. EASe can be contacted by calling 1800 800 588 from 5pm to 9am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Administers the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998, provides education to the community and training to the corporate and public sectors.

headspace Devonport

A free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12 - 25.

headspace Hobart

A free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12 - 25.

headspace Launceston

A free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12 - 25.

Hobart Community Legal Service

HCLS is a community organisation whose aims are: to foster community awareness of the law; to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public; and to provide free legal advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania.

Jason Wright - Solicitor at the HCLS - will be happy to help.

Hobart Women's Health Centre

The Centre is run by women and for women and provides a range of health services.

Hobart Women's Legal Service

Free and confidential legal telephone advice and referral service.
Toll Free: 1800 682 468

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

Free legal advice, either by phone or at a legal clinic. For the telpehone service, call 1300 366 611 - Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. For legal clinics, refer to the current detals on the Commission's website.

linkzone

Links to information and services for young Tasmanians.

Mental Health Council of Tasmania

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is the peak body representing the interests of the community mental health sector in Tasmania including consumer, carer and service provider organisations.

The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation assists gay* youth who are disadvantaged by providing scholarships, under the guidance of mentors and donors.
* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Intersex and Queer individuals

Police GLBTI Liaison Officers

This page of the Tasmania Police website lists their GLBTI Liaison Officers.

The Link Youth Health Service

Provides free health services for people aged 12 to 25 - confidential support in a safe and friendly environment. (03) 6231 2927

The Public Trustee

Government Business Enterprise providing deceased estate and trust administration, will writing, power of attorney services and financial administration.

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

Relationships Tasmania

Provides comprehensive information on the Tasmanian Relationships Act 2003.

Rodney Croome Weblog

Gay advocate Rodney Croome.

Safe at Home

Safe at Home provides a response to incidents of family violence, and can include intervention by Police and Victim Safety Response Teams and ongoing counselling and support. The service is concerned with people of all ages - children, young people and adults - and services are offered to people in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Toll Free Response and Referral Line 1800 633 937 (24 hours/7days)  

Sexual Assault Support Service Southern Tasmania

A community based service committed to providing high quality support and information services to survivors of sexual assault in Southern Tasmania, their carers and support people, professionals, and the general public: 6231 1817 (24 hours/7 days)

Signpost

SignPost is a website specifically for GLBTI people living in North-West Tasmania and provides links to local, state, interstate and national organisations that provide online, telephone or face-to-face information and support services for LGBTI individuals, families and friends.

Southern District Adult Community Mental Health Service

A community mental health facility which provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults suffering from mental disorders and/or mental health problems. Outside office hours, call the Mental Health Services Helpline: 1800 332 388 (24 hours/7 days)

TasCAHRD

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis & Related Diseases.

Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS)

The Tasmanian Council of Social Service is a peak body that lobbies governments on behalf of social service organisations and their clients.

Tasmanian University Union Queer Society (QSoc)

Queer Students on campus.  Click on the link to send an email requesting further information.

TasPride

Being a TasPride member is about more than just discounts to events year-round – although that IS a pretty special perk, considering that those discounts equal over double the membership fee! It is really about supporting and connecting with other people who are dedicated to celebrating, uniting and promoting the GLBTIQ community in Tasmania. And you don’t have to be Queer to join – we also welcome with open arms our very special ‘Friends of TasPride’.

TGLRG

Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Rights Group - a community-based organisation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights in Tasmania.

Wellington Wanderers

Tasmania’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Activity Group. Click on the link to email a request for the WW newsletter, which contains details of their current activities.

Working It Out

A funded service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender Tasmanians.

Youth Network of Tasmania

YNOT is the peak body for the non-government youth sector in Tasmania.

Mainland Links

Australian Human Rights Commission

This link is to the page on Marriage Equality.

Australian Marriage Equality

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) is a national, membership-based organisation working for equal marriage rights for all Australians regardless of their gender or sexuality.

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)

The ARCSHS has a particular research interest in sexual diversity.

Country Network

An Australia-wide organisation offering hospitality and friendship to gay men and women.

ENUF

The ENUF campaign aims to seek the experiences of both stigma and resilience in all of its many and various forms from people living with HIV. It is a campaign that relies upon a whole crowd of people thinking about stigma and sharing their experiences. ENUF is your social action to resist HIV stigma and promote resilience.

freedom2b

A global network of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people from Pentecostal, Charismatic and Evangelical backgrounds, freedom 2 b[e] is a non-judgmental, no agenda, safe place that assists people on their journey to reconciliation of their faith and/or their sexuality.

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard

A free service, operated by trained volunteer counsellors. It offers counselling to Tasmanians via a free-call number: 1800 184 527

gayshare

An Australia-wide online service for matching people who are looking for gay-friendly share accommodation and people offering it. 1300 661 960 - staffed only late-afternoon.

GALTA

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia - a directory of GLBTI-friendly tourism and hospitality businesses.

LGBT Health Alliance

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is an alliance of organisations across Australia that provide programs, services and research in the areas of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender (LGBTI) health and HIV/AIDS.

Life Without Barriers - Foster Care

Life Without Barriers is currently seeking compassionate individuals, couples and families to become foster carers by providing long or short-term or weekend respite foster care for children and young people who are unable to live with their families.

Foster carers can be single or partnered, married or unmarried, with or without children, and/or same sex couples. We value equality and diversit and welcome people from any cultural background. When you become a foster carer, the children who come into your home will present both challenges and opportunities. The challenge is caring for children who have experienced difficult circumstances in their life and may be insecure, frightened and sometimes angry.

Likeitis

Information on sex and sexuality for teenagers.

MensLine

Mensline Australia is a nationally respected, visible and accessible service that:
* provides counselling, information and referral services for men with family and relationship concerns over the telephone and through electronic and other media
* works with and supports men in building and sustaining personal relationships
* challenges, promotes and leads policy and service developments that are supportive of men’s relationship aspirations
* promotes and encourages men’s active engagement in the task of understanding and succeeding in their roles within their families, workplaces and community relationships.

Telephone Counselling Service: 1300 78 99 78

Minus18

Minus18 is Australia's largest youth-led organisation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth. Minus18 has two key philosophies underlying the management of all projects:

1. YOUTH EMPOWERING YOUTH
Minus18 believe that the best and most effective way to empower young people is for other young people to be the ones engaging with them. As such, all Minus18 projects are imagined, organised and run by the Minus18 Crew to ensure everyone who attends leaves empowered.

2. SOCIAL INCLUSION
Social isolation due to location, bullying and homophobia can lead to mental illness and lack of confidence. Minus18 combat social isolation through providing a place where young people feel they belong and are 100% safe. Because of this, participation in a Minus18 event has been proven to improve mental wellbeing in young people.

Not So Straight

This site is based in NSW, but has some excellent resources.

OnTrack

This is a professional, internet-based psychological counselling service operated by the Queensland University of Technology. It is available to people Australia-wide.

Qnet

Canberra queer youth cyberspace.

Rainbow Network Victoria

This saite has some great resources available for download, including POSH (Peers Outsmarting Homophobia).

Rainbow Visions

Aims to enhance the health, well-being and social life of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people in the Newcastle and Hunter Region of New South Wales.

Reach Out

A web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times - it has good material on Sexuality and Coming Out under Topics.
   

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria

A project of Family Planning Victoria which aims to support school communities in challenging homophobia and creating safe learning environments for same-sex attracted and gender non-conforming students.

Youth BeyondBlue

A site specifically for youth who are experiencing depression or anxiety - has a useful fact sheet for GLBTI youth who are depressed or anxious because of their sexual or gender identity.

International Links

glbtq

An encyclopaedia covering arts, literature and social sciences.

GLSEN

This link is to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, a US-based group which develops materials for teachers to support GLBTI students and to bring about attitudinal changes in schools.

The Quote Garden

Quotes about homosexuality.
 

The Trevor Project

A US-based site with some good material on recognising the warning signs of suicide and support for young people at risk.

We Give a Damn!

A US-based site that encourages attitudinal change towards GLBTI people.

Wikipedia Sexuality Portal

An excellent coverage of topics such as the biological basis of and the social factors affecting, sexual behavior, gender and sexual orientation.