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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
Love: How to support and celebrate your LGBTQIA+ child

There are so many ways to support and celebrate your child, no matter their age or your level of knowledge. Believe us, it makes a huge difference!

family + friends
Dealing with unsupportive family during self-isolation

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
How to make queer friends

Finding queer m8s! It can seem like a huge challenge if you don't currently have any, but there are plenty of places to find 'em.

wellbeing
What's the difference between bisexual and pansexual?

Bisexual, pansexual – they're similar, they're different, and both totally valid identities.

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.