Listening to LGBTIQ Young People

Driving positive change for LGBTIQ+ young people

In 2018-19, we are teaming up with the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) to support our conversations with LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other young people with diverse gender identities and sexualities) young people and the organisations that work with them.

Survey for LGBTIQ+ young people

YACSA have designed a survey to hear from LGBTIQ+ young people.

It aims to develop a better understanding of LGBTIQ+ young people’s needs, experiences, ideas and opinions, and determine how government and other organisations can improve support and opportunities for this group in the future.

The survey is open until 2 January 2019. For more information, contact Kristy at yacsa@yacsa.com.au

Access the survey for LGBTIQ+ young people here.

Survey for community sector workers

The Office for Youth have designed a survey to hear from people who work or volunteer to support young people across South Australia.

It aims to find out more about what works well in terms of supporting young LGBTIQ+ people, and what else might be needed. It links in to other LGBTIQ+ inclusion work undertaken by the Department of Human Services (DHS), which you can read more about here.

The survey is open until 2 January 2019. For more information, contact us at OfficeforYouth@sa.gov.au

Access the survey for community sector workers here.

Responses given to both surveys will inform a report to be published by DHS in early 2019, about how government and the community sector can best support LGBTIQ+ young people now and into the future.

We are grateful to the Queer Youth Services Network (QYSN) for providing advice about both surveys. The QYSN is a network of professionals, organisations, groups and queer community members who provide services to support queer young people in South Australia. It exists to facilitate collaboration, drive consistent best practice of queer youth service provision and be a representative voice for advocacy and development of the sector.