SAMESH was created in 2015 as part of a joint initiative between lead agency, ShineSA and VAC (Victorian AIDS Council), this innovative approach to service delivery answers a need within South Australian for community based support for education, training and advocacy of sexual health and HIV. SAMESH is a meshing of the best parts of two organisations to create something unique and powerful specifically positioned to assist the South Australian community.

To read more about the work of SAMESH or to get involved visit their site:

Trans* Health South Australia

Trans Health SA is a peer run site to support the gender diverse community, professionals, allies and those interested in where to access various resources in South Australia.

THSA welcomes feedback, questions and the sharing of resources. Everything provided on this site is based on community feedback and from professionals as able. THSA advises content listed is done under best intention and is not an endorsement or recommendation of resources. This is provided as a guide to resource options only.

Click here to visit the THSA website.

Southern Adelaide Queer Youth

Southern Adelaide Queer Youth is a new queer drop in support group for people aged between 15 and 25. The group is run by and designed for queer youth to act as a social support. It is run with the generosity of MIFSA and the City of Onkaparinga.

The drop in is open every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6pm-9pm.

For more information and to get in touch with the group visit their Facebook page at:

Pride and Prejudice – Radio Adelaide

A diverse cast of Adelaide’s LGBT community comes together to bring you this variety show. Each episode contains a wrap-up of the weeks queer news from local politics to international events, accompanied by incisive commetnary and debate. Weekly themes attempt to cover the full spectrum of issues relevant to anyone who isn’t straight, backed up interviews with artists, authors, musicians, politicians, and experts. All the talking is broken up with snappy tunes from Radio Adelaide’s huge library of local and international queer artists. On top of all that we run several occasional comedy segments.

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LGBTQIA Book Club Adelaide

Book Club is a place to discuss YA books with LGBTQIA characters and/or themes. It’s open to everyone aged 14-24, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a homophobia, biphobia and transphobia free zone.

Each month we pick a book and meet on the third Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to discuss it. Meetings are a mix of formal discussion and informal chatting, with milo and biscuits after.

Book Club has been launched with the help of a grant from James Patterson. If you’d like to attend but can’t source the book, email us at and we’ll help you. Upcoming book club picks will be available at each meeting on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Facilitator is Samuel Williams (24), an emerging writer who completed his Honours last year on the representation of LGBTQIA people in YA literature, and will be starting a Creative Writing Ph.D next year on the same topic.

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