Anglicare’s Pair-A-Dice

What the service offers

A safe meeting place for young same-sex-attracted males. The free service, known as Pair-A-Dice, offers a non-judgemental, friendly space to make friends, participate in life skills and fun activities. There is also support with health education and a better understanding of relationship challenges as well as information around goal setting and resilience.

Who can access the service

Young males aged under 25

Steps on how to access the service

Individuals may contact AnglicareSA directly. Other agencies may also refer. Participants must complete an application form before attending.

Full information can be found at https://anglicaresa.com.au/young-people/relationships/same-sex-attracted-group-for-young-males/

United Nations Youth South Australia

United Nations Youth South AustraliaUN Youth SA aims to educate young South Australians about the United Nations and its processes. What is more, UN Youth SA hopes to provide youth with an avenue for voice and empowerment. Active members of UN Youth SA are involved in organising conferences, competitions and activities, giving young members the opportunity to improve skills in this area.

Members are encouraged to participate in education programs at high schools, which offer a range of workshops and mock sessions of the United Nations for students. Interaction with other like-minded young people in the state encourages students to pursue their interests in these areas. UN Youth SA strongly encourages education in politics and international affairs, whilst maintaining principles of peaceful resolution, multilateralism and the promotion of Human Rights.

Our annual State Conference and Security Council Competition – Evatt Trophy SA – give high school students the opportunity to participate in mock sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council, whilst also listening to informative speakers and participating in workshops with other students.

Tertiary students are encouraged to join our national policy campaigns, which promote and facilitate the development of youth opinion and recommendations on a wide range of issues. UN Youth SA hopes to develop more frequent public lectures and forums, which will link in with our National Policy campaigns. These and other activities are only successful with the active and enthusiastic support of General Members (that’s you!).

UN Youth Australia aims to develop students’ skills in vital areas such as debating, negotiation, leadership, problem-solving and understanding of international affairs in an accessible and supportive environment. By encouraging young people to discuss and debate important issues amongst their peers and the broader community, UN Youth Australia gives voice to the concerns of young people. Ultimately, UN Youth Australia plays a dual role as an educational and advocacy body for Australia’s young people.

UN Youth South Australia run a series of programs throughout the year, including our premier events, the UN Youth SA State Conference, and the South Australian qualifying rounds of the Evatt Trophy Schools Model United Nations Security Council Debating Competition.

Information on this page courtesy and property of UN Youth Australia. Full information can be found at www.sa.unyouth.org.au.

UniSA Pride Club

University of South Australia

Universiry South Australia Pride

 

Who are we?

UniSA Pride Club is a friendly social group aims to provide support(s) to UniSA students of all ages who are wondering about their sexuality and/or people who are newly identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or gender diverse university students. However, the club welcomes all students and non-students regardless of your age, gender, sexuality, race, nationality or disability to join us and stay in touch with our latest events and activities. We are all human-beings with a pair of eyes, a nose, a mouth and etc. None of us should discriminate or stereotype anyone due to their abilities, histories or experiences. Any forms of discrimination or harassment are definitely prohibited anytime, anywhere and anyhow.

We are supported by?

UniSA pride club is going to work collaboratively with the Learning and Teaching Unit (LTU) student counsellors, Adelaide University Pride Club, Bfriend (United Care Wesley) and other same-sex friendly community in order to provide sufficient information, joint activities and social supports based on individual needs. We are going to have more activities in a few months ahead to enhance social interaction and connection. (eg: barbecue, group dinner gathering, parties, pub crawl and etc.)

What do we offer?

UniSA Pride Club is a social group that offers support physically (chill-out and have drinks with other club members/peers) and as well as psychologically (the counsellors) to every of our members whenever needed. If you are struggling with some sort of difficulties in life about your sexuality or other matters, we welcome you to drop us a call or alternatively you are more than welcome to send us an email and we have our professional counsellors ready to go through the process together with you. We understand the importance of companion especially when things go wrong at certain stage in life. It could be very painful but it’s always good to have someone to talk about it rather than carrying the burden alone by yourself.

We are aware that some of you might concern about the confidentiality issue. Here’s a way of keeping you feel safe. The club provides several types of counselling session. You can either ring us up (telephone counselling) or email us (email counselling). Anyway will do and you DO NOT have to include/use your real name/identity if you don’t comfortable to do so. Through these modes of counselling sessions, confidentiality is not really a big concern anymore as the client and counsellor doesn’t know each other and they have never met personally. Professional relationship will be maintain throughout the period unless the client (you) wish to terminate the counselling session and do not wish to continue further.

These services are free-of-charge so please do not hesitate to ring us at 0451 131 886 (6pm-10pm-Monday to Thursday) or email us via unisa.pride.club@hotmail.com (anytime). ALL emails will be replied within 24 hours.

Safe Sex…..

This is a very serious issue where we would like to get across. Please stay safe when practising sex regardless you trust them or not. Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are on the rise. It is better to be safe than ‘sorry’. Sex is fun and good to enjoy but you have to be really careful and learn to say ‘NO’ whenever you do not feel safe or comfortable with it.

Please let us know via email if you need any information about sexual health test or any other information about your sexuality. We are here to support you and please do not be afraid of us as we are all very open-minded and friendly. We will do as much as we can and let’s walk through the journey together.

Other forms of contact?

Alternatively, you can contact us via:

 

How do we communicate?

The club will be using email and Facebook as two important modes of communication with the members. Any latest updates will be posted on Facebook page and at the same time all members will be notified by an email sent by the club as well. Please check your email regularly for our latest events updates making sure that you do not miss any of them! :0)

Last but not least…

If you have any questions or queries or if you need any support, please do not hesitate of shy to contact us and we’ll work it out together from there. Life is beautiful mate. Live it! Seize it!

Wish you guys all the best and have a nice day ahead!

Love from,

UniSA Pride Club team

Information on this page courtesy and property of UniLife. Full information can be found at http://unione.unilife.edu.au/Clubs/Club.aspx?CID=278 or by emailing unisa.pride.club@hotmail.com.

Team Adelaide

previously SAGSAA Inc. (SA Gay Sports & Arts Association)
We are a non-profit organisation formed to promote gay and lesbian sports in South Australia. We provide support for bushwalking, dance sport, golf, motoring, squash, tennis, tenpin bowling and volleyball, as well as coordinating teams for Gay Games and OutGames.

Membership is available to anyone for a small annual fee, which comes due on 1 July each year; a 50% discount applies from 1 January and other discounts apply for 2 or more members from the same household.

Join Team Adelaide Inc. or update your details by printing the Membership Application and Constitution and sending the completed form with the appropriate fee to:

The Secretary
Team Adelaide Inc.
PO Box 8205, Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
AUSTRALIA

Note: Our Constitution must be printed on the reverse side of the membership form and your signature is required to indicate acceptance of the Rules of the Organisation.

Information on this page courtesy and property of the Team Adelaide. Full information can be found at www.teamadelaide.org.au or by email info@teamadelaide.org.au.

Sexual Health Information, Networking & Education South Australia

SHine SA

SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia. We work in partnership with government, health, education and community agencies and communities to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of South Australians

SHine SA provides:

  • prevention, promotion and education programs that build the capacity of communities in greatest need
  • professional education programs that build the capacity of workers across all sectors
  • clinical services targeting communities with health inequalities and poor sexual health
  • therapeutic counselling services targeting individuals unable to afford private providers
  • information about sexual health and wellbeing
  • resources and library services accessible to workers and the community
  • opportunities for partnerships with workers, governments and agencies
  • individuals and workers links to relevant services and supports
  • leadership and advocacy for sexual health
  • opportunities for participation by our communities of interest

Counselling
SHine SA offers a therapeutic counselling service provided by professional sexual health counsellors. The service is available to individuals, couples and families.

You can come in to see us on your own or with a partner or support person. It’s up to you.

All services are confidential. (There are exceptions to confidentiality. Please refer to the Client rights pamphlet and discuss with your counsellor.)

Sexual health counsellors:

  • provide therapeutic counselling for a range of sexual health concerns
  • facilitate group sessions
  • provide a consultancy and referral service for workers and clients
  • get involved in community projects, training and health promotion

 

What is therapeutic counselling?

The aim of therapeutic counselling is to help you to become more aware of the options you have to shape your own life and make sense of the difficult periods that you may have experienced. Counsellors at SHine SA have a minimum of two years therapeutic counselling experience and hold an appropriate tertiary qualification. They offer help through empathic, genuine and respectful listening and support. We encourage you to ask about your counsellor’s professional background and approach when you first contact them.

What issues can benefit from counselling?

Counselling is provided for concerns related to sexual health. These include:

  • sexual concerns for women, including pre-orgasmia and vaginismus
  • sexual concerns for men, including erectile or ejaculation difficulties
  • differences in levels of sexual desire (libido)
  • concerns about same-sex attraction / sexual identity
  • sexual issues arising from sexual assault or child sexual abuse
  • not sure what to do about pregnancy
  • termination of pregnancy / post-termination
  • sexual issues associated with disabilities
  • living with sexually transmitted infections

The sexual health counsellor will be able to refer you to another service if there is a more appropriate service for your concerns.

Fees

Rural clients can phone to arrange for a telephone counselling appointment. The counsellor will then call you at the pre-arranged time.

Interpreters
A free interpreting service can be arranged with a male or female interpreter.

Please let us know what you require when booking your appointment.

When are the counsellors available?

A sexual health counsellor is generally available during work hours. The days and times vary for each location, so please contact your local SHine SA team to find out when counselling is available in your area. Some regions may offer evening appointments by negotiation.

There may be a waiting time for appointments, as there is often a high demand for counselling.

However, some issues such as unplanned pregnancy are considered a priority and arrangements will be made to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

If you are unable to attend your appointment please give 24 hours notice and ring to cancel.

At SHine SA you’ll be treated with respect and receive quality health care at all times. For information about your rights as a client of SHine SA see the Client rights leaflet.

Sexual Healthline

The Sexual Healthline is a confidential service, so if you want to talk to someone about your sexual health, but feel more at ease with a telephone conversation than face-to-face contact then contact us on:

Telephone: 1300 883 793
Toll free: 1800 188 171 (country callers only)
An interpreter can be arranged free of charge if required.
And if you prefer to use email, our sexual health nurses are happy to respond to your questions at sexualhealthhotline@health.sa.gov.au.
You can contact the Sexual Healthline about any sexual health issue, including:

  • contraception
  • fertility issues
  • period problems
  • pregnancy options
  • safer sex information
  • sexual health checks
  • sexual relationship problems
  • sexually transmitted infections

The Sexual Healthline nurses are also able to put you in contact with health services in your area if ongoing support is needed.

Education

As the lead sexual health agency in South Australia, SHine SA is responsible for educating the community and professionals about sexual health matters.

Community education

SHine SA’s Primary Health Care Teams offer a range of community education and health promotion activities that are aimed at improving the sexual health of South Australians.

Some of this work includes:

  • providing consultancy on sexual health
  • running workshops and group education sessions
  • youth participation and peer education
  • health promotion

SHine SA’s workers have developed strong links with other organisations and often work in partnership to increase sexual health awareness and promote open discussion. If you would like to know more about how we can help your community, contact your local Primary Health Care Team:

  • East/West team (08) 8300 5300
  • Northern team (08) 8256 0700
  • Southern team (08) 8186 8600

Clinics

The clinical teams at SHine SA include both medical officers and registered nurses who work collaboratively to provide high quality services to their community, including:

  • contraception services
  • pregnancy testing, counselling and referral
  • information on safer sex and sexuality issues
  • screening for breast changes and Pap smears
  • STI testing, management and referral
  • women’s health issues

Making an appointment

To make an appointment contact your nearest SHine SA team:

  • Woodville: 8300 5300
  • Davoren Park: 8256 0700
  • Christies Beach: 8186 8600

Fee

At SHine SA there are no individual consultation fees. An annual up-front service fee of $20 ($10 concession) is payable each year and that’s it. This fee covers clinic and counselling services. Contraceptives and medicines are sold at recommended retail price, or the doctor can write a prescription. Costs can be negotiated if there are financial difficulties.

Interpreters

Free interpreting can be arranged with a male or female interpreter. Please let us know what you require when booking your appointment.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions for contraceptives are available at SHine SA clinics.

Drop-in pregnancy testing

Pregnancy testing is available at each SHine SA regional office, Monday to Friday from 9 am – 4.30 pm. You will be able to see a nurse or doctor as soon as one is available, but sometimes you may have to wait or return at a later time. You may also purchase a test to take home. You will need to bring an early morning urine sample for the test. The pregnancy test is $12.00 (negotiable).

Workforce education

SHine SA’s Workprce Development & Resources team works in partnership with a range of different professionals to increase positive sexual health and relationship outcomes for South Australians by providing education for workers in the community.

We deliver education courses in sexual health and relationships for doctors, nurses and midwives, teachers, youth workers, disability workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.

Courses provide the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge and to explore values and attitudes so that professionals can address sexual health and relationship issues within daily work practices with their clients.

Most of our courses have a formal assessment process and are accredited either through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system or through a South Australian University. This allows participants to negotiate recognition of their Sexual Health certificate as part of a relevant tertiary qualification with their institution.

We also host sexual health networks for specific groups to discuss new developments and to share issues and concerns arising from their work.

For an overview of the training offered see the Workforce Development & Resources leaflet.

For more information see Workforce Development or contact the Workforce Development & Resources team:

Tel: (08) 8300 5317
Email: SHineSACourses@health.sa.gov.au

SHine SA’s work is guided by the following principles:

Jakarta Declaration (1997)

  • increasing community capacity
  • increasing investments for health development
  • promoting responsibility for health
  • expanding partnerships

Ottawa Charter (1986)

  • building healthy public policy
  • creating supportive environments
  • strengthening community action
  • developing personal skills
  • re-orientating health services

Cairo (1994) and Beijing (1995) declarations

  • the rights of individuals to have information, skills, support and services they need to make responsible decisions about their sexuality consistent with their own values.

Information on this page courtesy and property of SHineSA. Full information can be found at www.shinesa.org.au.

SSA&Mates

Same-Sex Attracted and Mates
SSA&MATES is a chance to keep up-to-date with current issues, events, support and awareness, and a new way to connect with new people through group events, outings or even just for connecting with others.

The group is designed for same-sex attracted people and their close friends within the age bracket of 18-35 mainly for people that just want to have fun, connect, know there is support and know that there are other people out there that want to socialise on a different level and in a different way than other groups in Adelaide provide.

Information on this page courtesy and property of SSA&MATES. Full information can be found at their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/141422115933938/

Rainbow Labor

Rainbow LaborRainbow Labor is the grassroots internal organisation for LGBTI Labor members and supporters. Our aim is to promote full equality for the LGBTI community. We spend our time acknowledging the wins achieved through the Labor movement, and calling for further reforms where more needs to be done. Every year we march in the Mardi Gras Parade, participate in community consultations, organise forums and fundraisers, and keep pushing LGBTI issues within the party. If you are interested in getting involved in inclusive campaigns for LGBTI rights and meaningful engagement with the Labor Party, we’d love to hear from you.

Information on this page courtesy and property of Rainbow Labor. Full information can be found at www.rainbowlabor.org or by emailing rainbow.labor@gmail.com.

Rainbow Family Tree

Rainbow Family TreeRainbow Family Tree is a space for sharing our stories of life, love, family and loss… feel free to explore the parameters of your identity, GLBTI, ‘other’ or ‘ally’… or abandon all socially imposed labels and make up your own!

We’re here to test whether challenging assumptions about gender, sexuality, identity and family can actually contribute to social change? Idealistic as it may sound, the theory is that collectively our stories can make a difference!

So, have a climb around the branches… offer feedback to storytellers or learn how to make your own, participate in discussions on creative process, tech issues, the research project or the educational DVD, and invite your friends to join us!

Things you need to know

Why make a Digital Story?
Because we want to change the world! We believe our stories have the potential to open minds, evoke tears and smiles… and maybe even provoke law reform.

Do I have to become a member?
No! You’re welcome to view our stories… but we’d love you to share them with other people and hear what you think about them… and it’s very easy to sign up so you can participate!

Where do I learn about making digital stories?
Many of the stories on the tree were made in face to face workshops facilitated by Incite Stories. However all the resources you need are available on this site, including downloadable guides and, most importantly, a community of experienced and helpful Digital Storytellers! To start with go to ‘How to make a Digital Story’. We’re keen to see the tree grow so if you’re interested in future face to face or virtual workshops let us know.

What’s all this about a research project about?
‘Digital Storytelling as Everyday Activism’ is a PhD-in-progress being undertaken by Sonja Vivienne, our founding member. She’s keen to hear about your experiences of using personal stories for social change. You can participate by posting anywhere on this site or on our Facebook page.

What’s viral distribution?
The idea is that people will see our stories, be moved by them, and share them with their friends and family members… as well as teachers, doctors, journalists and members of parliament. You can start causing ‘ripples in the pond’ by sharing online. When you watch a story you can ‘like’ it and share it automatically with your Facebook network. Or you can participate in discussion on our Facebook page. If you’d like to connect with other storytellers and larger audiences we’re also on Vimeo and YouTube.

I’m a luddite… where can I get technical help?
Just post us a message on the Rainbow Family Tree moderation page and we’ll try and help!

Can I buy a DVD of the stories?
Some of our stories have been gathered together for use as an educational resource. The ‘What’s your story?’ DVD comes with a facilitator’s guide to assist you in using the stories in training/ educational/ awareness-raising contexts. You can buy them from SHine SA.

Information on this page courtesy and property of the Rainbow Family Tree. Full information can be found at www.rainbowfamilytree.com.

Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, intersex and bisexual youth who are marginalised or disadvantaged. It was set up by a group of friends who saw a big need in the LGBTIQ community that was not being met.

With so much unrealised potential out there we’re about providing financial and mentoring support to LGBTIQ youth who may not be able to achieve their educational or career goals on their own. Pinnacle aims to give young LGBTIQs the chance to achieve their full potential.

No matter what your interest or vocation, we might be able to help. Want to be an actor, musician, doctor or architect? A chef, accountant, lawyer or engineer? Whatever you aspire to, we may be able to offer the financial support and resources to help you get there.

We know that some young LGBTIQs can face a tough time – coming out to their families, friends and schools, with some finding themselves without the money and support needed to keep up their studies. That’s where we come in. We know from our own stories that having completed an education can make a big difference in this world. We know that with hope for the future it’s possible to leave those problems behind and move on to fulfilling and productive lives. We want to help encourage young LGBTIQs to make something of their lives so that they can act as future role models for others. We want to light the spark within!

So we’ve set up The Pinnacle Foundation with the aim of having enough money to fund a number of scholarships every year. In perpetuity, forever, from here to eternity. Pinnacle has the great support of a volunteer base – a bunch of people really committed to creating life-changing opportunities for LGBTIQ youth.

The good news is we are a registered charity with gift deductibility status. That means all your donations over $2 are tax deductible… so give generously!

If you’re into nitty-gritty details, Pinnacle has been established as a public company, limited by guarantee and registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (ACN 127 662 604 and ABN 81 127 662 604).

Information on this page courtesy and property of the Pinnacle Foundation. Full information can be found at www.thepinnaclefoundation.org.

Pink Parents

Pink Parents is a supportive and understanding community of future parents, single parents, couples, toddlers, babies, school-aged kids, extended, blended but importantly inclusive families.

We meet regularly for ‘kid friendly’ events. We also have regular ‘adult’s only’ nights to catch up and talk, support and generally relax in a gay-friendly atmosphere.

We recognise the difficulties that can occur not only with same-sex parenting but with trying to become a parent.

Our History
Pink Parents was formed at Feast Festival, Adelaide’s Gay and Lesbian cultural Festival in 2001. It was formed in recognition of the need for same-sex families to offer support to each other in a climate where legal recognition is not extended to the same-sex community.

The aim of Pink Parents is to provide a comfortable and secure environment for prospective and established families of same-sex attracted couples or individuals.

Run on an entirely voluntarily, basis Pink Parents is open to all prospective and established families and friends of the LGBTI community.

Information on this page courtesy and property of Pink Parents. Full information can be found at http://pinkparents.ning.com/.