Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

OAC has a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) established in 2019. A GSA is where heterosexual, cisgender and LGBTIQ+ youth and staff come together to create a supportive, safe environment at OAC. Students talk about the kinds of projects they would like to work on, what the GSA hopes to accomplish and the fun stuff they want to do as a group. The group is confidential and members are held to co-created group norms to ensure a safe, respectful and supportive space. Meetings are online with some face-to-face meet-ups. Achievements for 2019 included:

  • The group decided to name themselves PRISM GSA and designed a logo
  • PRISM wanted the OAC website to be more inclusive and successfully petitioned the school principal to place rainbow and ATSI flags on the home screen
  • PRISM members created a chill out room for all students attending the 2019 school formal with board games, bean bags, sensory friendly activities and preferred pronoun/ally/rainbow lapel badges
  • Opportunities for students who identify as LGBTIQ+ to belong to a welcoming community and share their successes
  • Improved awareness of activities in the community to support students who identify as LGBTIQ+

If you are interested in joining, or want more information on PRISM GSA, please email your Student Wellbeing Leader or email Student Services.


Helpful Links


Rainbow Directory SA

https://www.rainbowdirectorysa.com.au/

Rainbow Directory SA provides links to South Australian LGBTIQA+ services, information, legislation and assistance.


Q Life

https://qlife.org.au/

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.


Parents of Gender Diverse Children

https://www.pgdc.org.au/

Parents of Gender Diverse Children is here to provide peer support to parents and those parenting trans and gender diverse children. We know that parents who are well supported are better able to support their children.


Shine SA

https://shinesa.org.au/

SHINE SA is a key sexual health agency in South Australia. It provides individuals and communities with services, information and advocacy to improve their relationships and sexual and reproductive health.


Adelaide LGBTIQ Events

https://adelaidelgbtevents.webs.com/youth

Groups and events within South Australia for LGBTIQA+ young people.


Trans Health SA

http://www.transhealthsa.com/

Services specific to the Trans and Gender Diverse Community of SA as well as links to website resources and fact sheets that might be helpful.


The Rainbow Owl

http://www.the-rainbow-owl.com/youngpeople-websites/

Books and resources for embracing and supporting trans and gender diverse children and young people.


Reachout.com

https://au.reachout.com/articles/lgbtqi-support-services

Reach Out provides information if you have questions about, or feel like you need support related to, sexuality or gender. National, state- and territory-based services can assist with volunteers and staff who have had personal experience with, or training in dealing with LGBTQIA+ questions and concerns.


Last updated: 22 September 2021