DGSS groups and resources

Connect with the LGBTIQ+ community at RMIT and beyond.

RMIT groups and networks

DGSS Research Network

The DGSS Research Network is run by and for research students and staff at RMIT who identify as and/or conduct research with the LGBTIQ+ communities. The DGSS Research Network is a safe space where we can express our identities and discuss our work within a supportive community of scholars.

The Network runs monthly seminars as well as monthly social catch ups.

To join, contact Emily Gray: emily.gray@rmit.edu.au

RMIT DGSS Working Group (staff and students)

The RMIT DGSS Working Group consists of staff and student representatives from the DGSS community who advise on DGSS inclusive policy and practices at RMIT, as well as organising events and targeted initiatives.

If you have suggestions that you would like to feed into the working group, send them to inclusion@rmit.edu.au.

RMIT Pride in Sport

RMIT Sport is proud to support students and staff within our community who identify as LGBTIQ+. We are committed to ensuring our sports clubs, social sports offering, projects and events are inclusive.

RUSU Queer Department

The RUSU Queer Department exists to represent, advocate for and empower RMIT students who identify as LGBTIQ+.

External groups and resources

General

  • Victorian Pride Centre – Lists a range of LGBTIQ+ focused organisations, along with businesses who support the LGBTIQ+ community
  • Rainbow Network – A directory with Victorian groups and services for LGBTIQ+ young people
     

Media and events

Counselling and health

  • Switchboard – Community-based organisation providing peer based, volunteer run support service for LGBTIQ+ people and their friends, families and allies
  • QLife – Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTIQ+ peer support and referrals for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships
  • Queerspace – A LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service established by LGBTIQ+ communities for LGBTIQ+ communities with a focus on relationships, families, parenting and young people. Offers co-located services across the north-west metropolitan region of Victoria
  • Thorne Harbour Health – Australia’s oldest HIV/AIDS and LGBTIQ+ health organisation and Victoria’s largest (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council)
  • Rainbow Health Victoria – Supporting LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing through research and knowledge translation, training, resources, policy advice and service accreditation through the Rainbow Tick
  • LGBTIQ+ Health Australia – The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused LGBTIQ+ people and communities
  • Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) – Specialised unit for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). Provides full-time, free sexual health services to the people of Victoria
     

Community groups

Career and networks

Sport

     

Family

Government and law

Research and history

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.