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Media Releases

LGBTIQ+ Homelessness Position Statement

The links between mental health and homelessness are well known and these issues have significant impacts on LGBTIQ+ people. We also know there is a lack of supported accommodation and recovery options which address the high levels of distress among people with complex needs and who have lived experience of intersectional identities (e.g. diverse sexual/gender/race/culture […]

50% plus LGBTIQ people access mental health services

by  JESSE JONES for QN Magazine Link to live article: https://qnews.com.au/50-plus-lgbtiq-people-access-mental-health-services-qn-magazine/       Image_ Facebook More than half of the LGBTIQ community access mental health services according to new research by Melbourne’s Drummond Street Services. Markedly, cis women and trans people show up as most likely to access help. The Queerspace Survey Results 2019 show some concerning findings and […]

It’s More Complex than ‘Yes’

Six months ago, political leaders decided to hold a postal survey asking all of Australia to vote on the marital rights of some of us. This thrust LGBTIQA+ people into the spotlight, and our communities, whilst trying to protect ourselves from the ‘debate’, also suffered fractures within. Two weeks after the announcement queerspace sat down with people […]

Transgender Day of Visibility 2018

queerspace and queerspace youth held our first Transgender Day of Visibility celebration on Thursday the 29th March. Transgender day of visibility is a day to get together and show support for trans and gender diverse communities. To celebrate our accomplishments and continue to fight cissexism. It was a very successful day MC’d by the fabulous […]

Parenting sexual and gender diverse young people

Presented by: Mark Camilleri—Drummond Street Services This session will provide parents/carers an opportunity to explore essential information and skills needed to deepen their understanding of the impact and strategies to support LGBTIQ young people. Recommended for: Early Years Educators Date:          Wednesday 28 March 2018 Time:         6.30pm-8.30pm Location:   Community Room, Westfield Edge Community Space, Shop MM1, 1st Floor Westfield […]

Transforming Family Connections

Session 1: Making Peace with Parents Presented by Carol-Ann Allen For many of us, coming out has meant getting out. We’ve had to leave family behind and find our way to a more welcoming place. The LGBTQI spaces we call “our community” have been made possible by a decades-long mass migration of individuals leaving home […]

Generations of Queer

A conversation about cross-generational dialogue This panel arose from conversations at queerspace about how we speak, or fail to speak, across the generations, and how we might understand each other better across or even through our differences. To explore these questions queerspace has gathered a panel of queer activists, writers and clinicians, including Joan Nestle, […]

MARRIAGE EQUALITY – AUSTRALIA SAYS YES!

KEEPING OURSELVES WELL DURING THE NEXT STEPS ON THE ROAD TO EQUALITY A YES vote is for equality and love.  It is also a resounding NO to institutional and legal discrimination, divisiveness and invalidating LGBTIQ experiences, relationships and who we are. The ‘YES’ vote brings some relief and elation.  It is an important milestone for […]

queerspace self care tips

This is a hard time for all of us leading up to Wednesday’s announcement. Whichever way it goes queerspace at drummond street services is here for you 1800LGBTIQ or enquiries@ds.org.au  ? #lookafteryourself https://www.facebook.com/ourhealthinourhands/videos/1527746094007410/