Where to get help: Resources for people affected by the Marriage Equality Survey

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The ongoing conversation around Australia’s marriage equality postal survey has the potential to cause distress to people affected by hurtful and hateful speech. At NSM, we want to support members of the community who may be affected by the current climate. If you or someone you know is affected by the Marriage Equality Survey and the debate surrounding it, please contact one of the services on this list for support.


QLife – Free national LGBTI phone and web counselling, coast to coast. 1800 184 527 | qlife.org.au

LifeLine – 24/7 Crisis Support And Suicide Prevention Services. 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au

ACON – For counselling and referral support. acon.org.au/mental-health

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES and SUPPORT NETWORKS

ACON – One of Australia’s largest LGBTI sexual health and wellbeing organisations, with a variety of services on offer, including free rapid HIV testing clinics, counselling, resources, substance support, and more. acon.org.au

Pride in Diversity – Australia’s only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion. Specialists in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion. prideindiversity.com.au

Australian Marriage Equality – A national organisation working for equal marriage for all consenting adults, as they believe person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their access to Australian marriage. australianmarriageequality.org

Australians 4 Equality – A coalition of marriage equality supporters and organisations who have come together to help achieve equality and fairness for all. a4e.org.au

Beyondblue – beyondblue.org.au

Black Rainbow – A social network for Indigenous people who identify as LGBTI, sistergirl or brotherboy. Also advocates for better mental health and suicide prevention. facebook.com/BlackRainbowAustralia

Freedom2B – Assists LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds on their journey to reconciling their faith, sexuality and gender identity. freedom2b.org

Gender Queer – Specialises in the support of gender questioning and genderqueer people, their family, friends and professionals who they go to for help. genderqueer.org.au

GLRL – A lobby organisation fighting to protect and promote the rights of lesbians and gay men living in New South Wales. glrl.org.au

Just Equal – Taking a stand for equality for LGBTIQ people, their families and friends. equal.org.au

MindOut – A mental health and suicide prevention project supporting health organisations to be inclusive of LGBTI people. LGBhealth.org.au/mindout

Minus18 – Provide mental health, peer mentoring and events to support same-sex attracted and gender-diverse young people from all over Australia. minus18.org.au

Organisation Intersex International Australia – Intersex human rights, information, education and peer and family support. oii.org.au

PFLAG Australia – A non-profit voluntary organisation and support network for parents and families of LGBTI people. pflagaustralia.org.au

Rainbow Families – A group that aims to build a community which fosters resiliency by connecting, supporting and empowering LGBTQI families. rainbowfamilies.com.au

Twenty10 – A community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities. twenty10.org.au


This comprehensive list of contacts has been supplied by our friends at Relationships Australia. For help with marriage equality or any other family issues, please get in contact.

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