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:
Rainbow Directory SA
Rainbow Directory SA provides links to South Australian LGBTIQA+ services, information, legislation and assistance.
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
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 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
Groups and events within South Australia for LGBTIQA+ young people.
Trans Health SA
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
Books and resources for embracing and supporting trans and gender diverse children and young people.
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: 25 January 2023