Living in rural and regional areas and being same sex attracted, sex and/or gender diverse can pose even more challenges, but support is out there!
Freedom Centre provides Info beyond Perth via email, phone, and our website and you can also get involved with the online FC Community in our forum, and on our blogspot page.
True Colours provides support and safe social spaces for young people of all sexualities and genders so everyone is welcome!
@ True Colours we know people don’t choose their sexuality or gender and at times everyone can find it hard to feel like they fit in. There are lots of things that can come up when you are trying to understand sexuality and gender, including what this means for your own identity plus your relationships with friends and family. This can be particularly challenging when you live in a small community. True Colours can help! We offer support for young people through fortnightly spaces in Albany and Bunbury where young people can get together in a safe environment.
There are also lots of events and activities throughout the year for you to get involved with so get in touch with us and learn more.
True Colours is a program of UnitingCare West, a not for profit community services organisation. We welcome people of all faiths at True Colours, and although we sometime discuss issues around sexuality and spirituality we are not a church group and you don’t have to be into religion to come along.
If you are living in any area outside of Perth, True Colours may be able to provide you with some support. in the past we have provided support for young people living in Geraldton, Busselton, Denmark and lots of other areas so get in touch to see what we can do for you!
There are Albany and Bunbury-based Youth Development Officers who provide LGBTIQQ friendly spaces and support. True Colours also support the running of a PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians And Gays) group in Bunbury. Contact True Colours for more info;
Ph: 1300 663 298
Ph: 08 9355 9127
16 Sunbury Road
VICTORIA PARK WA 6100
GPO Box B74
PERTH WA 6838
If you are in another state of Australia there are other services available. Contact FC or your local GLCS organization (see Gay & Lesbian Counselling & Community Services of Australia www.glccs.org.au for your state’s GLCS). You might like to start with our Links page.