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We're Minus18

Champions for LGBTQIA+ Youth

Australia's charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ young people

About Us

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.

  • coming out
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • identity
  • school
  • family + friends
  • take action
  • wellbeing
  • indigenous
  • QTIPOC
  • interviews
  • video
Make Your Voice Heard with Minus18’s National Survey of LGBTQIA+ Youth Voice

Huge news! Minus18 has launched a survey that amplifies the voices of LGBTQIA+ youth, to make a difference all over Australia!

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What is Wear It® Purple Day?

On the last Friday of August, we celebrate Wear It Purple® Day. It's a chance to celebrate the spirit of LGBTQIA+ youth and champion inclusion!

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Why Are There So Many Queer Identities?

There are loads of different identities that make up the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and the queer community. It can feel overwhelming, but it's more simple than you might think!

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Wear It Purple® Day Digital Resources

Zoom backgrounds, social media images, videos educational resources and way more!

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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.

Stay in the loop

Minus18 is located on the land of the Yalakut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples, Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We acknowledge their continued connection and contribution to land, water and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded; this always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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