THE NETWORK

Welcome to our ever-growing network of experts, initiatives, collaborators and supporters.

APCOM

APCOM is an LGBTIQ+ organisation that works to improve the health and rights of gay men, other MSM, and SOGIESC people in Asia Pacific.

Organisation

Asia

Initiative

Abbey Pantano

She/her

Abbey is a Co-Founder, events activator and community matchmaker at Seed Impact. She helps companies turn good intentions into business innovations, partnering them with the like-minded business leaders to maximise their impact and build businesses that deliver on both purpose and profitability.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Access Advocacy

Access Advocacy uses the power of education and advocacy to empower members of the disabled community to live their life feeling empowered, supported, and free to be themselves.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Adam Bishop

He/they

Senior Project / Prison Officer @DJCS | Advocating for Inclusive Criminal Justice

Individual

Australia / Remote

Expert

Adrian Murdoch

He/they

Adrian is proudly queer and coordinates Minus18's partnerships and campaigns, including IDAHOBIT, Wear it Purple and Trans Awareness Week. Adrian has worked in the LGBTQIA+ community space for nearly 10 years, the majority of which has been at Minus18, where Adrian has helped coordinate national pride campaigns that help to sustain Minus18's free programs and education for more than 10,000 LGBTQIA+ young people and their peers, across Australia, every year.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Alastair Lawrie

He/him

Alastair Lawrie is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. He has advocated for LGBTIQ equality and human rights for more than two decades, and is currently on the Board of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, a Board Adviser to Just.Equal Australia and writes at www.alastairlawrie.net—a leading website focusing on LGBTIQ human rights and law reform in Australia.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Alison Roberts

She/her

As a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in policy and change, my drive comes from work that involves understanding complex public policy challenges, synthesising evidence and information, and working with stakeholders to achieve practical and effective solutions. I am passionate about diversity in leadership and governance and I live these values in my work and life. As a leader I am respected for my strategic thinking and decision making; and developing and maintaining a positive team culture. In my board roles, I am valued by peers for my collegiate nature, my governance skills, critical thinking, knowledge and understanding of Government and effective policy implementation,.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup Youth Group is a youth group for 13-17 year old LGBTQIA+ identifying teens to be able to connect and affirm their identities in a safe and positive environment. With weekly drop-in sessions, it provides a safe space to meet and play games in a regional area that lacks connection and resources for such initiatives. The youth group currently services 10-15 young people each week.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Amelia Baddeley

She/her

Amelia is an experienced marketer and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community. With almost a decade's worth of experience helping brands and clients reach their audience and engage with them in an authentic, meaningful way. She is passionate about delivering impactful, effective campaigns with purpose to achieve business objectives.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Anastasia Le

She/her

Anastasia Rose Le is a seasoned leader in LGBTIQA+ advocacy, whose work also expands in forcibly displaced, domestic and intimate violence. Anastasia is passionate about challenging systemic barriers to provide platforms for voices are not heard. She is a Joyster, an advisory member for Transfemme; a contributing writer of Nothing to Hide. She is also a returning judge for Victorian Pride Awards. One of her current projects is focusing on building inclusive network to assist and support people of intersectionality obtain and sustain employment. The other is providing safety strategies for diverse people in Victorian Western metro regions. She’s started her HrT journey since September 2015 and has not looked back!

Individual

Austalia / Global

Expert

Andrew Thorp Strategic Advisory

He/him

I am an exploratory leader and strategist with over twenty years’ experience working in the community, health, mental health, suicide prevention and commercial sectors. As we all have a unique contribution to make, I prioritise listening and learning from others so together we can progress the complex challenges facing society. I thrive when we integrate those perspectives with the latest evidence, and collectively consider the question “How might we make things better?”.

Individual

Australia

Expert

BlaQ

BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation is committed to empowering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander LGBTQIA+SB community through innovation, inclusion, understanding and advocacy.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Cadent

Cadent is a strategic digital and technology consultancy with a mission to make the maximum positive impact on the future of humanity.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

Chris Gegenheimer

He/him

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning expert with 15 years experience in international development. Working closely at intersection of data collection and analysis with technology. Focus on information systems and tools to improve management efficiency and decision making - passionate about good data visualization!

Individual

North America

Expert

CitiesRISE

citiesRISE is a global platform committed to transforming mental health through local innovation, coalition building, and youth-led action. Through collaboration with international partners and experts in many fields, we bring scientific evidence and community experience together to drive local change at a previously unattainable, global scale

Organisation

Global

Initiative

Creative Natives

Creative Natives is a boutique recruitment agency that specialises within the creative, digital and marketing space. We connect talent with great work. It's a simple philosophy done by listening, being nice and giving a shit.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

David Berthold

He/him

David Berthold is one of Australia's most prominent theatre directors and cultural leaders. As a theatre director, he has directed for most of Australia's major theatres companies, as well as in London and Berlin. As an artistic director, he has led transformational changes at several significant arts organisations. As Artistic Director in Residence at NIDA since January 2020, he leads artistic planning, including the curation of the 2020 Digital Theatre Festival of six major interactive new works made for various digital platforms, and partnerships with organisations such as XR studio, New Canvas.

Individual

Australia

Expert

David Sloan

He/him

David describes himself as a ‘generalist’ with a breadth of experiences across his non-profit career. He has held leadership positions in community services, business development, commercialisation, fundraising, policy, and research. His current day job is as part of the philanthropy team leading the corporate giving strategy at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). David also serves as Director on the Board of GiveOUT and is involved in other voluntary-led networks as an adviser such as, Fundraise for Australia and is a member of the LGBTIQ+ Strategy Group at QUT.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Diversity ACT Community Services

Diversity ACT is a community-led organisation that connects with all levels of society and government. We work for the community, forming partnerships that provide advocacy and support to connect, empower and build an inclusive and safe region for LGBTIAQ+ people. We foster this environment through learning from and celebrating one another.

Organisation

Australian Capital Territory

Initiative

DrawHistory

DrawHistory is a strategy and design consultancy for people who are frustrated with the crises and injustices that surround them—and fiercely determined to fix them. We are a Certified Benefit Corporation.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

Elisabeth Hansen

She/her

Elisabeth (she/her) is a UX Designer with a background of many hats, including educator, program manager, and community organiser. Elisabeth's work has spanned the US, Germany, and Australia, where she has led and designed intercultural education programs, community engagement trainings, and other social impact initiatives. Currently, her work explores how UX frameworks can support queer community organizing efforts, particularly volunteer-run and low-funding groups. She's a member of the Sydney Bi+ Network leadership team.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Ellie Travica

She/her

Ellie’s worked in the marketing industry for over five years now. Her passions are in copy/content writing and brand strategy - especially for businesses and NFPs wanting to make a difference.

Individual

Australia / Remote

Expert

Fairer Victoria

The Fairer Victoria group is responsible for multicultural affairs and social cohesion, equality, veterans, youth, women's policy, and prevention of family violence within the Victorian Government.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

GiveOUT

Growing the pot of gold under the rainbow and changing the way Australians experience gender and sexuality – for the better!

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Google.org

Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone.

Organisation

Global

Initiative

Supporter

Greater Melbourne Cemeteries Trust

GMVCT is trusted partner for all Victorians, supporting families through their experiences of life, death and grief. We provide burial, cremation and memorialisation services to meet the needs of our communities, and encourage families to plan ahead.

Organisation

Victoria, Austarlia

Initiative

Grow with Google

Grow with Google helps Aussies learn the skills they need to succeed in the digital world.

Organisation

Google

Expert

HERO Awards

Standing for HIV, Equality, and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual gala event set in Bangkok. The award evening shines a light to the region’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities, as well as those who made significant contributions to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific region.

Organisation

Asia

Initiative

Hong Kong Marriage Equality

Hong Kong Marriage Equality is dedicated to advancing fair treatment for same-sex couples and eliminating discrimination against same-sex couples.

Organisation

Hong Kong

Initiative

InsideOUT

InsideOUT Kōaro is a national charity working to make Aotearoa safer for all rainbow young people. We provide resources, workshops, consulting, advocacy and support for anything concerning rainbow (LGBTQIA+) communities.

Organisation

New Zealand

Initiative

Instinct Organisational Development

Gigi established Instinct Organisational Development in 1998 in response to many not for profit and 'for purpose' organisations requesting assistance with ensuring the viability and development of their businesses.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

James Hare

He/him

James brings a proven innovative approach to the development of strategies and practices that lift organisations up, with a focus on building organisational maturity in Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

Individual

In person (Australia) Remotely (Global)

Expert

Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation

Kaleidoscope is not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people in the Asia Pacific region.

Organisation

Asia-Pacific

Initiative

Kat Dunn

She/her

Kat is a systems-minded humanitarian capitalist. SheI believes that when we use human-centred economic, business and technological models to tackle social problems, we can create a flourishing world for all life on earth.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Kingston City Rollers

Kingston City Rollers is an open gender roller derby league in the South East of Melbourne. Our focus is to grow the league with passionate people in all roles and to create a space that all people can feel safe and welcome.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Kyriakos Gold

He/they

Kyriakos is a polymath whose work and research focuses on communicating social impact and the value of shared resources in doing so. Kyriakos’ career has been driven by creating positive social impact through real-world research and enabling people and organisations to participate in shared value ecosystems.

Individual

Australia

Expert

LGBTI Legal Service

LGBTI Legal Service provides free legal help to LGBTIQA+ Queenslanders through legal advice, advocacy, referrals and resources and law reform. They are the smallest of the three legal assistance services for LGBTIQA+ people in Australia. They are the only legal service to have achieved Rainbow Tick accreditation, and the only service that is a community controlled organisation, meaning that it is established by and for LGBTIQ+ people.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation

The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation aims to ensure better outcomes for LGBTQ victims and survivors, and end domestic violence in LGBTQ communities through our awareness campaigns, education programs and reducing barriers to reporting abuse and accessing support.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Lee Crockford

He/him

Lee Crockford (He/Him) is a freelance social impact advisor and non-executive director working to solve complex global challenges through co-design, impact measurement, and behaviour change. His work spans mental health, education, arts, environment, technology, and justice across private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Love Frankie

Love Frankie is a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) agency that designs innovative campaigns, creative content and social impact programs addressing critical social and development issues across the Asia Pacific region. We strive to ultimately improve people’s lives and positively impact their knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to create sustainable social change. We specialise in the creation of authentic, engaging and emotionally driven content and initiatives that inspire action.

Organisation

APAC

Expert

Marriage for All Japan

“Marriage For All Japan” aims to realize a society in which everyone has the freedom to choose whether to marry or remain unmarried, regardless of their legal sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Organisation

Japan

Initiative

Mujer LGBTIQ+

Mujer LGBTIQ+ envisions to create a community where the presence of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders is celebrated and accepted. A society where preference is accepted without prejudice and everyone is empowered to be of service to all.

Organisation

Philippines

Initiative

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus inc

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus is an Arts and Entertainment incubator and production haus producing and managing conscious theatre, artists, events, festivals and venues. This is where the fun happens, where creativity and exploration brings people together, connecting artist, audience, ideas and possibilities..

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

NumbersJoy

I believe every organisation, regardless of size, deserves to have quality bookkeeping services. If you fear looking at your numbers, share the fear with someone who can guide you along your journey: I'm here to help.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

PFLAG+ Australia

PFLAG+ groups have been supporting parents, guardians, carers and friends of the LGBTQIA+ community across Australia since the 1970s. Our peer-support networks strive to empower families and friends to support their LGBTQIA+ loved ones with knowledge, acceptance, love, and pride.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Pillar Initiative

Pillar Initiative’s mission is to connect university students with non-profits in need of digital marketing solutions.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

Pride by Side

Pride by Side builds the capacity of LGBTIQ+ initiatives by pairing them with experts that can provide support, skilling, and knowledge.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a truly global outlook. Home to nearly 50,000 students, QUT provides real-world infrastructure, learning and teaching, and graduate skills to the next generation of change-makers.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

Queer as Death Collective

Queer Death Cafe is a facilitated event where participants are invited to share their feelings of grief, death , fears, or anything about death. The conversations are rich, network building, and helps with the healing to have a place to share.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Rational Games

As a social business, Rational Games uses playful methods to teach negotiation in order to then support initiatives and individuals that make creative use of games and play to resolve conflict. We measure our success by the amount of time and money that we invest in curating innovative initiatives that make a clear contribution to this mission.

Organisation

Europe

Expert

Supporter

Rivkah Nissim

She/her

Rivkah is an impact management and measurement specialist who is passionate about helping purpose-driven organisations achieve change. With over 20 years’ experience in human rights and the not-for-profit sector, in 2022 Rivkah joined the Public Interest Advocacy Centre as Impact Manager.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Rowland Studio

Rowland Studio is the creative home of professional doodler Emma Rowland (she/her). A Sydney-based studio that specialises in hand-drawn projects like graphic recording and explainer videos; Emma playfully conveys complex topics in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Emma uses multiple visual methods to fill your spaces, communicate your ideas and broadcast your brand!

Organisation

Global

Expert

SARAM Human Rights Foundation

SARAM stands in solidarity to protect human rights. We want to be the support of people who resist and stand in solidarity to protect human rights. Through grassroots fundraising, we support essential human rights activities in Korea, and create an environment for these activities to continue. We will gather small but precious voices to create a community where the value of human rights permeates every corner.

Organisation

South Korea

Initiative

SWING

SWING promotes the quality of life for the target group that is a service staff of all genders. And the target group with gender diversity Both Thai and foreign for access to health services and rights.

Organisation

Thailand

Initiative

Samantha Yorke

She/her

Sam is a values driven lawyer by training, with an analytical and strategic mind. She has spent over twenty three years working for blue chip multinational consumer digital media and technology businesses in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Sam is widely considered a subject matter expert on the regulatory issues affecting the Internet and social media and sensitively build coalitions to advocate on cutting edge policy.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Sebastian Rice

He/him

Sebastian is an experienced board level executive who has a long track record as a management consultant. He has worked extensively with leaders across the technology, media, and public sectors, and has helped many start-ups and new market entrants.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Sebastian Robertson

He/him

Sebastian Robertson is a recognised entrepreneur and executive. He is the CEO, Co-founder and Chief Remote Pilot of Birdi—an aerial intelligence platform for visualising drone-captured images, that’s easy to use for everyone.

Individual

Australia

Expert

Shutterpups

Shutterpups is a Perth based photo club for LGBTIQA+ people and their allies. We aim to provide a safe space for our members to uplift their photography skills and enjoy their passion with likeminded people. Shutterpups provides pro-bono photography services to LGBTQIA+ community groups.

Organisation

Western Australia

Expert

Initiative

Sonder

Sonder's mission is to help people actively take control of their wellbeing. They believe that empowered people are healthier, happier, and more productive.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

Spark & Co.

Spark and Co. replaces tick-a-box D&I efforts with impactful, staff led outcomes that benefit both people and organisation.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

Spot the Flow

Spot the Flow aims to boldly increase menstrual dignity through gender diversity, economic and ecological sustainability, and community education.

Organisation

Americas

Initiative

Sprintlaw

Sprintlaw is a new type of law firm that operates completely online. We make quality legal advice affordable for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

Studio Pepper

He/him

Gregory Pepper is a resourceful entrepreneur, programme designer, and facilitator, who has led programmes in innovation, sustainability and leadership for startups, corporates, NGOs, and universities in 25 countries. At UNLEASH, he led three cohorts of an incubation programme for solutions addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and enabled over 275 startups to scale sustainability solutions in over 50 countries.

Individual

Europe

Expert

Supriya Panchangam

She/her

Supriya Panchangam has close to 15 years of experience in building partnerships, brand development and project management. Over the last decade, she has helped enterprises in their formative stages to acquire their first key customers, set up operations and find the right talent.

Individual

India / Global

Expert

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association was founded in 1998 and is now the oldest and the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) organization in Taiwan. Hotline is dedicated to achieve equality and provide resources for the LGBTQ+ community through creating public dialogue and gender inclusive sexuality education.

Organisation

Taiwan

Initiative

The Equality Project

The Equality Project is a national LGBTIQA+ charity bringing together LGBTIQA+ people and allies to promote a better, more just, and fairer society for all Australians.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

The Humsafar Trust

Humsafar Trust is an NGO in Mumbai which promotes LGBT rights. Founded in 1994, it is one of the largest and most active of such organisations in India. It provides counselling, advocacy and healthcare to LGBT communities and has helped reduce violence, discrimination and stigma against them.

Organisation

India

Initiative

The Iceberg Foundation

The Iceberg Foundation provides mental health and psychosocial support for queer and neurodivergent communities through clinician, philanthropic, social inclusion and education programs. They’re also in the process of setting up Victoria’s first mental health service for queer refugee, asylum seeker, and displaced people’s communities.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

The Pinnacle Foundation

We are Australia's LGBTIQ+ education charity. We provide educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

The Pride by Side Network

The Pride by Side network includes a range of LGBTIQ+ initiatives and guests.

Organisation

Global

Initiative

The Social Story Co.

The Social Story is a socially-led marketing agency helping purpose-driven businesses share their story. We are focused on creating meaningful content, connecting with your audiences and maximising your impact.

Organisation

Australia

Expert

The T Project

The T Project is Singapore’s first and only social service for the transgender community. This independent community initiative was set up by Miss June Chua and her late sister Miss Alicia Chua in June 2014. They realised that there were many gaps in the existing social service sectors, which did not address the needs of Singapore’s transgender community.

Organisation

Singapore

Initiative

Trillium Asset Management

Trillium Asset Management is a sustainable and impact focused investment manager based in Boston. Trillium has a long history of advocating for human rights and environmental responsibility with the companies in their portfolio and making submissions to policy makers and legislators as well.

Organisation

Global

Initiative

Twenty10

Twenty10 incl. GLCS (Twenty10) supports people across Sydney and New South Wales who may be LGBTIQA+. That means we support people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender diverse, intersex, queer, asexual or those who are questioning their identity.

Organisation

Australia

Initiative

UNLEASH

UNLEASH is a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate positive change toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilizing young talented people in community leadership, problem-solving, and launching social and environmental solutions.

Organisation

Global

Supporter