The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives was established in 1978 at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference. We are based in Melbourne and operate with the assistance of members and supporters interstate.
The Archives is the only community group in Australia that actively collects and preserves LGBTIQ material from across the country, and makes it readily accessible.
The collections include material of national or international scope, but the heart of the Archives’ work is the collection and preservation of the historical life of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities of Australia. From the time of the Gold Rush to the battles against AIDS, the collections save our rich and diverse histories for us and future generations.
The works of writers, artists, photographers, and performers; the papers of leaders; the records of community organizations; the posters, flyers, buttons, matchbooks of political movements or trends or bars and other venues; the stories that record our own lives and those of our lovers and friends … all these document the history of our community and of the individuals who form it.
The Archives preserves these materials and makes them accessible to students, historians, and anyone else who is interested.
Find out more: https://alga.org.au
Bisexual Alliance Victoria Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-run organisation dedicated to promoting the acceptance of bisexuals* in LGBTI and mainstream society, providing a fun, safe space where bisexuals can meet, make friends, and talk about their experiences, and informing the bisexual community about relevant news and opportunities for activism.
We have been running monthly discussion and support groups under various banners since 1994. We also arrange occasional social events; please check out to the news (home) page to see when these are coming up.
Find out more: http://www.bi-alliance.org
GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise) is a not-for-profit community group that welcomes LGBTI individuals, businesses, community groups and their supporters so they can engage and develop their interests in an environment that encourages diversity and inclusiveness.
GLOBE Vision – To unite Victorian and Australian LGBTI groups and their supporters through social, professional and community events and to create opportunities for participants to build professional, inclusive and supportive environments that encourage and advocate growth.
GLOBE Mission – To raise the profile of our organisation so that we cater for the needs of our members within wider business communities.
To provide a business, professional and social environment for our members so they realise the full potential of business, professional and community communication.
Find out more: https://globemelbourne.com.au
JOY 94.9 is an independent voice for the diverse lesbian gay bi-sexual transgender & intersex communities listened to by 470,000 people in Melbourne and more online (audience figures from a Survey conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research 2018) . Access podcasts, blogs and listen online to award winning music & talk, news & current affairs, arts & cultural programs.
The station provides over 450 free Community Service Announcements on behalf of organisations that serve and support our community. The station is fuelled by the dedication of almost 300 volunteers and only a handful of paid core staff. JOY 94.9 is proudly self-funded through sponsorship and most importantly membership and donations. Learn more on how to connect with JOY 94.9
JOY 94.9 is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
Find out more: https://joy.org.au
Transgender Victoria (TGV) was founded in the late 1990s to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people, their partners, families and friends. TGV educates organisations and workplaces on how to provide better services for TGD people, and seeks ways to provide direct services to the TGD community, whether in partnership with others or independently.
TGV also works with and for the TGD community to create positive change in human rights and policy development. We represent the TGD community in challenging discrimination and assist in the empowerment of TGD people so that they may lead full and meaningful lives.
TGV recognises the right of each and every member of the TGD community to equality in all areas of life including housing, education, work, health services and legal representation. Since we began, TGV have been pivotal in raising awareness of issues that affect TGD people; TGV remains dedicated to facilitating social and legislative change on behalf of the TGD community.
The TGV committee celebrates diversity within the TGD community and the communities of its allies. While TGV does not represent people experiencing intersex, we have a strong relationship with intersex organisations such as Organisation Intersex International Australia and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia Inc.
Find out more: https://transgendervictoria.com
From the early days of Mardi Gras, through the AIDS crisis, to the battle for marriage equality, Star Observer has been there providing in-depth and independent journalism about the issues facing the LGBTI community.
Our story started in 1979. It was a time when homosexual sex was a criminal act, with people being jailed simply for being gay. Sydney’s gay and lesbian community was reeling from vicious police attacks during the city’s first Mardi Gras protest march. A wave of political momentum was building demanding equality and justice for LGBTI Australians.
In this dangerous time for our community, the very first edition of “The Star” was printed and distributed across Sydney by our founder Michael Glynn.
Over the years, we have transformed from a weekly Sydney-centric newspaper to a major national Australian news website with a strong social media audience. Our monthly Star Observer and Gay Scene Guide magazines are available in Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and select regional cities across Australia.
Through it all, we have remained a not-for-profit business owned by the community with all proceeds from the business invested back into our community.
Find out more: http://www.starobserver.com.au
Victorian Leather Incorporated is a community-based organisation that seeks to support and advance the diverse leather communities of Melbourne and Victoria, made up of practitioners of a broad range of sexual arts.
We are community owned, community run and we use all money raised to support our organisation and our community.
What We Do – We work to provide our community with education about our history and traditions, and to provide social opportunities for leather practitioners of all kinds to come together and forge links within and beyond our community.
We believe that our leather community should include all, and as such we welcome people of all genders and sexualities. We believe that any who feel the call of leather, or wish to learn more about themselves and leather, should be able to find a community that will embrace them, and we work to create that community.
What We Aspire To – We seek to build a community that acts ethically, grows in wisdom, cares for its members and celebrates difference. We believe firmly in the values of leather, and work to incorporate them into our organisation, our communities and our lives.
Find out more: https://vicleather.org.au