All sexualities including sexual, asexual, romantic and aromantic attractions including questioning are welcome and valid
All gender identities are welcome and valid, including agender and those who identify as gender non-conforming
All sex and intersex variations welcome and valid
All races / religions welcome
This is a sex positive and body positive space
Neurodiverse Identified people are welcome
This is a peer led group for people who identify as Queer, Transgender, Non-binary, intersex, gender diverse and for anyone who is questioning their identity or sexuality. This is not designed as a therapeutic counselling service, however the peer facilitators have understandings of therapeutic support and can offer assistance if required. The aim of this group is be a peer-support environment and therefore we approach things non-hierarchically. Drummond Street and Yarra Youth services have additional support services available if you are seeking more individualised support.
You may choose to bring along support people to the group (such as friend, partner, support worker), however this must be clarified with organisers prior to ensure the safety and confidentiality of those within the group.
The group runs from 5:30pm – 7:30pm on the last Monday of each month at 100 Drummond street, Carlton. This two hour period includes 30 minutes of introductions/social interactions and 1.5 hours of discussion. There are breaks throughout the period and there is time at the end to eat pizza and chat if you want.
This list is not meant to be exhaustive, it is a set of basic rules that we have implemented to promote participant safety.
Use First person language – talk only of your own lived experience (can be de-identified, ie- “my friend”)
Confidentiality – what is talked about stays in the room with exception of mandatory reporting rules if we are worried about harm to yourself or someone else.
Respect each other – this includes culturally, differing level of knowledge, understanding and acknowledging your privilege, opinions, personal space and the importance of sharing/not asking personal questions
Content warnings – using content warning and consent when discussing topics that may be difficult to engage with or may be of triggering nature