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We're Minus18

Champions for LGTBQIA+ Youth

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

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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
Why Does Queer Visibility Matter?

Today, queer people are represented throughout pop culture – appearing in TV shows, movies and on our radios. But it hasn't always been like this.

family + friends
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!

identity
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
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

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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