Alphabet Soup is a fortnightly discussion/activity/social and support group for young people aged 12-25 who are LGBTIQA.
LGBTIQ young people in Mildura have long been isolated from face-to-face supports and safe social spaces for meeting peers, making friends, learning about issues such as safe sex and addressing homophobia and transphobia, and building confidence and support around their sexuality and gender identity.
AIM: To improve the lives of LGBTIQ young people in Mildura through the creation of safe spaces and activities for meeting peers, learning and developing confidence around their sexual orientation and gender identity.
In 2017 the group has started a youth-led community activism program that challenges homo- and transphobia in the broader community, and are working to develop a visibility campaign, facilitate a P-FLAG-style discussion group for parents and family of lgbtiq, and provide professional development to local schools and community sector agencies.
To find out more, contact headspace Mildura