If you’re same-gender attracted, gender diverse, or questioning your sexuality or gender identity, Bfriend can offer support.
This unique service has operated in SA for 25 years, and is open for all who have questions about sexuality, gender identity, and intersex variations. We offer peer support, community connections, workplace training and volunteering opportunities for the community.
You don’t have to be part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) community to contact us – we can offer support to parents, friends, workers, and more! Our services are free and confidential and you won’t require a referral.
Peer support & community connections
Bfriend’s Community Support Workers can work with you to tailor support to your needs. We also offer a link-up service to match people newly identifying as LGBTIQA+ with trained volunteers who can provide peer support.
Our staff and volunteers are members of the LGBTIQA+ community, so have lived experience to share and can connect you with other LGBTIQA+-friendly services.Read More
In addition, Bfriend can connect you to community events through the Adelaide LGBTIQ Events page. Here, you can find out what’s happening locally and access other resources.
LGBTIQA+ people may find it difficult to be open about their sexuality or gender identity, often fearful of receiving poor or discriminatory treatment because of it.
Our free, comprehensive workplace training encourages a better understanding of the needs of LGBTIQA+ people. It provides staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service to LGBTIQA+ individuals, their partners, families and the wider community.Read More
The training seeks to raise awareness about issues facing the LGBTIQA+ community, challenge stereotypes and myths related to this community, and enable these learnings to be applied in professional service delivery. Facilitators create a safe and non-judgemental learning space and encourage participants to ask questions and raise concerns as a part of the learning experience.
- increased confidence and competence for staff in providing inclusive and appropriate care to LGBTIQA+ people
- professional development opportunities for all staff by facilitators who have lived experience as LGBTIQA+ community members
- positive cultural and attitude shifts towards LGBTIQA+ clients and the wider community.
Please contact us if your workplace, sports club, community group, or agency would like to conduct diversity training or would like information about supporting the LGBTIQA+ community.
We are always looking for LGBTIQA+ volunteer mentors – please contact us if you are interested. We believe in celebrating diversity within the LGBTIQA+ community, so people of any age or background are encouraged to volunteer.
Counselling – Our Place
If you are questioning your sexuality or gender, or identify as LGBTIQA+ and want support with some of the things you’re up against, Our Place is your place.
Perhaps you’d like to speak about sexuality, gender or intersex status, or about relationships, current challenges or past experiences? Whatever you’d like to discuss, we provide respectful, non-judgemental and inclusive counselling. This specialist counselling service provides a safe space to talk for anyone who identifies as LGBTIQA+, and their loved ones.Read More
Options are available if you would like an Auslan, or other language interpreter, or would prefer telephone counselling. Our building is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms.
This service is available Monday to Wednesday from 9am until 5pm.