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GENDER CENTRE IS PUTTING ALL DONATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST TOWARDS OUR KIDS CAMP

We know there’s a lot going on when the Gender Centre gets mentioned in the mainstream media. This week both Ben Law and Jordan Raskopoulos thanked the Gender Centre for their work and encouraged other people to show their support too. As a result the GC has had one of its biggest donation weeks on record. The money raised from donations for the rest of the month will go directly towards our up coming 2019 Children’s Camp. 

Children’s Camp:

Last year the Gender Centre took 25 predominantly regional and remote Transgender and Gender Diverse youth on camp. These children represent some of the most vulnerable members of our community and remain a target of so much of the hatefulness expressed in the media.  There are so many amazing stories from CampUs 2018, but my favourite is the one about two TGD kids, isolated and struggling in regional country towns. Two kids who believed they were the only gender diverse young people where they lived. Until they met each other on camp. Since then they’ve shared holidays and weekends. Both families have gained another support, another family to share the experiences and understanding of what it means to be a TGD family.

This is what we want to grow at CampUs 2019. Kids and families making connections, supporting each other to make the work of raising vulnerable children and young people just a little bit easier. Not to mention have fun too! We’d love to have your donation and our donation page is here.

Also, this fortnight the Gender Centre will be focusing on getting as many TGD people to complete the important Pos Life Gender Centre Survey as possible. If you’re a community member please take the time to complete. Information gathered will help improve services and help to highlight the many critical health issues facing the TGD community.

And finally, with the increased focus on the TGD community from sections of the media its important for the community to stay safe and make sure that we all have the right support in place. If anything that you’ve read or heard over the last while has left you feeling vulnerable please contact The Gender Centre, lifeline, Q-life

Phinn Borg
Executive Director
The Gender Centre

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Meet the staff at the Gender Centre
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