LGBTQI+

The best thing about uni is that EVERYONE is different. For some that may mean they are a part of the LGBTQI+ community. Here at Arc we are accepting of everyone, no matter their preference, pronouns or how they identify.

While most LGBTQI+ students are healthy and happy, we can't ignore the research.  

A disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of being LGBTQI+

Here's a glossary of LGBTQI+ friendly terms!

Lesbian (a woman who is attracted to a woman)  

Gay (someone who is attracted to people of the same gender)  

Bisexual (someone who is attracted to their gender and other genders)

Transgender or trans people (someone whose personal and gender identity is different from the one they were assigned at birth)

Queer (this term has many different meanings but it has been reclaimed by many as a proud term to describe sexuality and gender diversity that is anything other than heterosexual)

Intersex (someone who is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that is not whole male or female)  

Asexual (someone who is not sexually attracted to any gender, but may have a romantic attraction towards another person) 

Pansexual (someone who is attracted to people regardless of their specific gender identity or sexual expression) 

+ all other diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

Online Support

QLife

QLife is a 100% free and safe online chat and phone counselling for LGBTQI+ identifying people! The trained professionals are ready to talk about anything LGBTQI+!

Call on 1800 184 527 or Chat online!

Out & Online

An online space determined to reduce mental health symptoms in same-gender attracted youth aged 18-25

Check it out!

Wingmen

Run by beyondblue this online community mentor program connects gay men with gay men!

Seek out a mate!

ALLY @ UNSW

Staff & students @ UNSW who have been trained by the ALLY program to help assist any LGBTQI+ identifying student!

Find an ALLY on campus!

Become an ALLY @ UNSW today!

Register for training!

LGBTQI+ Youth!

Read up on everything LGBTQI+

I'm Coming Out!

An account of coming out from someone that's been there and done that....

Read on!

Gender Identity & Young People

A Headspace yarn about the impacts of gender identity on mental health!

Find out more!

Sexuality for Young People

Debunk the myths of sexuality and find out more about being a LGBTQI+ young person!

Go on, read on!

UNSW Student Counselling Services

P:+ 61 2 9385 5418

E:counselling@unsw.edu.au

H:Monday to Friday 9am-5pm