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We're Minus18

Champions for LGBTQIA+ youth

Minus18 Australia's charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth

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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
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
How to be a trans ally

It's important to be an ally to the trans and gender diverse community, but it can be hard to know exactly what to do.

trans awareness week
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
I'm Intersex: here's what that means

About 1.7% of the population is Intersex, yet many people have no idea what it means. Here's my experience as an intersex person.

gender

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.