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LGBTIQ+ support and community

There are a range of services and resources available to sexually and gender-diverse members of the Curtin community.

Need to chat?

If you ever feel that you're subjected to any forms of homophobia, or want to talk to someone, contact Student Wellbeing.
Phone: 1800 244 043

Support services

Curtin offers a range of support services for LGBTIQ+ students and staff. Some of these services are highlighted below, and the full range is available on the CurtinLife website.

Curtin Student Guild Queer Department

The Guild’s Queer Department is an invaluable service for any Curtin student who identifies as sexually or gender diverse. This includes people who identify as LGBTQIA+; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and those who belong to the community but do not use these terms.

The Queer Department seeks to ensure that LGBTQIA+ students are well represented within the University, and that any problems that may arise for them are quickly sorted out. The department also aims to work proactively to ensure that Curtin is a safe and accepting place for all students. Individuals can use the department to obtain information on any sexuality or gender-related questions or issues they may have. The room also acts as a safe space for queer-identifying students and allies.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services provide a confidential service to students and staff, including assistance with issues relating to sexual identity, interpersonal relationships and related issues. These services are accessible by all students and staff identifying as LGBTIQ+.

Health Services

Health Services provides medical and nursing services for students and staff. These services are supportive of LGBTIQ+ students and staff.

Ethics, Equity & Social Justice

Ethics, Equity & Social Justice provides information on the rights and responsibilities of individuals according to equal opportunity legislation and related University policies and procedures.

Resources and community groups

The Gender Transition Guide has been developed as a tool to support trans and intersex students.

Say no to homophobia - if you ever feel that you're subjected to any form of homophobia, contact Student Wellbeing.

The Freedom Centre is a safe space for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people to meet, chat, hang out and access information. Located in Northbridge, Perth.

The WA AIDS Council leads WA in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, and the support of those living with HIV/AIDS. This includes information about support and education programs for same sex attracted, as well as a counselling service for LGBTI people.

Pride Western Australia advocates for gay and lesbian issues in Western Australia.

Living Proud Inc is a charitable organisation dedicated to serving the LGBTIQ+ community in WA. They offer a range of services and run events supporting this community.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Perth provide a support system to understand and accept loved ones who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex with love and pride.

The Chameleon Society WA is a support and social group for Crossdressers, Transsexuals, their partners and other people or businesses involved with the transgender community.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Retirement Association Inc (GRAI) advocates for the development of retirement and aged care services and facilities for older people of diverse sexualities and gender identities.

The Western Australia Police is committed to reducing violence, crime and fear in the sexually diverse community by improving the relationship between police and the LGBTIQ+ community.

Same Sex Domestic Abuse Group is committed to raising community awareness of domestic violence between individuals with diverse gender and sexuality expression.

National inquiry into discrimination against people in same-sex relationships regarding financial and work-related benefits and entitlements.

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) is a centre for social research into sexuality, health, and the social dimensions of human relationships, based at La Trobe University.

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities.

Changeling Aspects is a teaching, advocacy and lobbying group for people identifying as gender-variant or intersex.