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We're Minus18

Champions for LGBTQIA+ Youth

Australia's charity, changing lives through events, education and campaigns.

More about our work

Social inclusion

We tackle social isolation by creating spaces where LGBTQIA+ young people belong, are celebrated and can make friends.

Education & advocacy

To create an Australia free from discrimination we deliver LGBTQIA+ training, resources, and digital campaigns.

Youth empowerment

We equip young people with the skills and opportunities they need to be at the forefront of driving change.

More about our work
  • coming out
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • identity
  • school
  • family + friends
  • take action
  • wellbeing
  • indigenous
  • QTIPOC
  • interviews
  • video
How to host a Sydney Queer Formal Online watch party

Queer Formal is heading online – here's how to have an amazing night watching with your pals!

school
Dealing with unsupportive family during lockdown

Spending more time than usual with family can be challenging, especially if they’re unsupportive of your LGBTQIA+ identity. Here are our tips for making it easier.

wellbeing
We ask Nevo Zisin: Can your sexuality or gender identity change over time?

Acclaimed queer, non-binary writer and activist Nevo Zisin explores the many way identities can change over time (and that it's totally okay!)

interviews
Your guide to words and definitions in the LGBTQIA+ community

So you've been staring the the LGBTQIA+ acronym and wondering what all those letters mean (not to mention that plus sign!). Stress less! We've got you.

sexuality

Visibility merch

Show your pride and drive inclusion - Minus18 rainbow merch makes a difference. Literally! 100% of your purchase supports youth programs and events.

Workshops & training

Our highly experienced presenters head into schools and workplaces to deliver LGBTQIA+ inclusion training, keynotes, and workshops. Customisable for all knowledge levels.

Legendary partners

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the people who support us. If you’d like to join forces and work together, get in touch!

Your donations keep us going

Minus18 Foundation Ltd is a registered Australian charity. All donations are tax-deductible.

$20

Is enough to provide a young person with resources on sexuality and gender identity.

$50

Sends an LGBTQIA+ teen to the life-affirming Queer Formal for free.

$188

Provides LGBTQIA+ education resources to one Aussie classroom.