Youth Support

If you are seeking to connect with people who share the same traits as you then this is the list for you. There are a range of different social and support groups available many of which welcome new people with open arms.

Adelaide University Pride
Adelaide Uni Pride exists as a social group for those who identify as LGBTIQ and their friends. They are housed within the University of Adelaide but regularly hold meetings in a range of venues.

ALLY Network
The ALLY Network was established within Flinders University in Adelaide as an initiative to create a more inclusive environment for members of the Flinders community who identify as LGBTIQ. It is run from the Equal Opportunity Unit at Flinders and connects students and staff throughout the university.

Anglicare’s Pair-A-Dice
Pair-A-Dice creates a safe meeting space for same-sex attracted males under the age of 25. The group operates predominantly in the northern suburbs of South Australia and is run by Anglicare.

Bfriend – Uniting Care Wesley
Bfriend filled a gap in the services for people who are questioning their sexuality/gender. Within their services they offer online, phone and in person support for newly identifying people, family and friends and for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Equal Love
Equal Love Adelaide is part of the national Equal Love campaign seeking to amend the Marriage Act to allow for same-sex couples to marry. They welcome new comers to join in the campaign and socialise with likeminded people seeking to make Australia equal for all.

Feast Festival and Youth Drop In
The Feast Festival is Adelaide’s premier queer arts and culture festival running in November each year. During the festival’s two weeks they showcase a variety of shows and events open to the public with the assistance of a strong volunteering team of which anyone can join.

Gay and Lesbian Community Service

GLCS South Australia provides over the phone counselling to those who identify as LGBTIQ and can assist with information for friends and family members.

SAPOL Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers
GLLO officers are locates in over 40 stations across South Australia and are specially selected and trained, and are sensitive to and supportive of LGBTIQ issues. They generally do not investigate the crime but they are available to discuss the incident and facilitate the most appropriate responses.

Information Elsewhere
Here a list of Australia-wide and international resources can be found along with brief descriptions of the services they have available.

LGBTQIA Book Club Adelaide
LGBTQIA YA book club for people 14-24 years old. 6:00 pm, third Tuesday of every month, SA Writers Centre, Rundle St, Adelaide.

MAN-TAG
MAN-TAG is a social and networking group in Adelaide regularly holding meets in pubs and other friendly venues. MAN-TAG runs gatherings open to everyone, however, there may be age restrictions for some licensed venues.

Moolagoo Mob
Moolagoo Mob is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group offering a social and support network for those who identify as gay, lesbian and sistergirl. They meet every month in Adelaide in a friendly, safe and confidential environment.

The Pinnacle Foundation
Pinnacle offers a range of scholarships specifically for people identifying as LGBTIQ and who have been marginalised or disadvantaged during their life. The scholarships are available for any form of education to assist in meeting the costs of creating your own career goals.

Pride and Prejudice – Radio Adelaide
Adelaide’s only dedicated queer interest radio show featuring news, special guests, music and much more.

Rainbow Family Tree
Rainbow Family Tree is a platform for sharing stories of love, family, loss and the exploration of identity. Through storytelling and film you can share your experiences in a safe and welcoming community.

Rainbow Labor
Rainbow Labor is a grassroots organisation for LGBTIQ Labor members and their supporters with the main goal of achieving full equality for the LGBTIQ community.

Southern Adelaide Queer Youth
Southern Adelaide Queer Youth provides a drop in support group for people aged between 15 and 25.

SSA&MATES
This group offers a great social connection not only for LGBTIQ people but also for their friends. It is designed for people aged between 18-35 to have fun and connect with others.

SHineSA
SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia. They are very LGBTIQ and youth friendly. They are free and confidential and offer clinics, counselling services, a sexual health line and many other services to the community.

Team Adelaide
Team Adelaide is a non-profit organisation formed to promote gay and lesbian sports in South Australia including bushwalking, dance sports, golf, motoring, squash, tennis, tenpin bowling and volleyball.

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.

University of South Australia Pride Club
UniSA Pride is a support and social group operating within the University of South Australia to provide a network and events for those who identify as LGBTIQ and their friends.

United Nations Youth South Australia
UNYSA’s main aim is to educate young South Australians about the United Nations and its processes. Here you can gain a greater understanding of international human rights, engage in debates and forums and socialise in a welcome and friendly environment to all people regardless of sexuality/gender.

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