Support & Resources

If you’re looking for support, Griffith provides an extensive array of services to students, and there are many local and national organisations you can connect with. We’ve compiled Griffith based, Gold Coast based and national support services all in one place for you to refer to whenever you need.

Griffith Support

  • Ally Network – The Griffith Ally Network comprises Griffith staff and students who support and affirm the experiences of people who identify as LGBTIQ+ at Griffith. This network is led by the Griffith Pride Committee.
  • LGBTQIA+ Counselling – Free counselling for students. Any topic can be discussed whether it is relevant to, or not directly related to, your identity or sexuality
  • LGBTQIA+ Support – Further Griffith support to explore
External Support

Gold Coast based

  •  Transcendence – A safe, confidential and friendly space, facilitated by experienced Counsellors. Participants share stories, and give and receive support and advice. The service is free and held on the second Monday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. Located at Level 1, Robina Super Centre. This complex is located on the corner of Robina Town Centre Drive and Scottsdale Drive. Light refreshments are provided. To register, simply arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit.
  •  Queer Collective – A social group run by a mental health clinician every second Tuesday, 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Located at Headspace in Upper Coomera, you can either arrive 30 minutes early to your first session to register on the day or organise a time to meet with Kirsty beforehand. 12 to 25 year olds welcome.
  • Open Doors Youth Service – Open Doors Youth Service provides support to young people with diverse genders, bodies and sexualities aged 12-24 across South East Queensland.
  • GC Rainbow Communities– LGBTIQA+ organisation that hosts a diverse range of LGBTIQA+ community events, from sport, leisure and wellness activities to day trips, BBQs, picnics, parties, yacht cruises.


  • Headspace Q – A digital platform where young people who are gender and sexuality diverse can connect with others and seek support, all within a safe, supported and peer-moderated online community.
  • QLife – Anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
  • The Pinnacle Foundation – Provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity.
  • Out For Australia – An organisation that provides role models, mentors, events and support to aspiring LGBTIQA+ professionals.
  • LGBTI Legal Service – Providing free and confidential advice to the LGBTIQA+ community throughout Queensland.
  • Ethnic LGBT+ – Ethnic LGBT+ aims to provide support through storytelling, a collection of academic literature in this space and links to support services and mentoring
  • PFlag – PFlag is a community of parents with children who identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Minus18 – Resources help and guidance for Australia’s LGBTIQ youth.
  • Black Rainbow – Australia’s leading Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people.
  • Trans Pride Australia – Social and support group for trans and gender diverse people and their loved ones.
  • Transcend Australia – National peer support network and community for parents and carers supporting their trans, gender diverse and non-binary child in Australia.
  • Intersex Peer Support – An intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics.

Educational Tools

  • Equity Resources – covering topics on gender, LGBTQIA+, disability, reducing bias and more.
  • PFlag – PFlag is a community of parents with children who identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Transhub– Information for transgender people and allies
  • LGBTIQ+ Health Australia— The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTIQ+ people and communities. 
  • Intersex Human Rights Australia— Support and education by and for people with intersex variation traits.
  • Australian Asexuals— A place to connect with the Australian asexual community and find out more about asexuality.
  • Minus18 Resources – LGBTQIA+ resources and research, along with useful toolkits from the Minus18 team and the wider community.

Instagram Pages to follow

  • @zoestoller – Zoe Stoller is a queer educator spreading knowledge and visibility
  • @briannavieira – Mental health and LGBTQIA+ educator
  • @amnestyaustralia – Amnesty works closely with Indigenous communities and people seeking asylum to fight discrimination, unfair detention and to demand safety and a fair justice system for all. They also have a very active women’s and LGBTQIA+ activist network campaigning on important gender and sexuality issues.


  • The Hook Up – The Hook Up is about love, sex and relationships. We answer your questions, learn things together, cry over heartbreak, normalise shit. With Dee Salmin and Pip Rasmussen, who will probably bitch about dating apps. New episode every Tuesday.
  • Innies + Outies – Everyone comes out in their own way, in their own time. Innies + Outies brings you fascinating stories from diverse LGBTQIA+ Australians about coming out or staying in.
  • Gender Reveal – The Gender Reveal podcast explores the vast diversity of trans experiences through interviews with a wide array of trans, nonbinary and two-spirit people. Created by journalist and educator Tuck Woodstock, the show also serves as a free educational tool for anyone seeking to learn more about gender.
  • Gender Stories – Every body has a relationship with gender… What’s your story? In this podcast Alex Iantaffi, author of “How to Understand Your Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are” will reflect on how gender impacts different areas of our lives, such as relationships, spirituality, parenting and more.



Throughout the year we host a wide range of events to cater to everyone. Our aim is to foster social connections, build awareness and educate on important topics. Currently, we run a weekly board games and hang out session for LGBTQIA+ students and allies. We also host queer film nights, drag queen bingo and other activities throughout the year. 

Check out what’s on via our Diversity & Inclusion events calendar HERE


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