Sexual & Gender Diversity

A safe and inclusive service

SHINE SA welcomes people who are intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities. We work hard to ensure that our services are safe and inclusive for everyone. So whether you access our clinical service, see a counselor, engage in some professional education, visit the resource centre, or contact our Sexual Health line, you will receive a respectful and inclusive service.

SHINE SA Services

Our clinical teams at SHINE SA include doctors, registered nurses/midwives and counsellors.

For sexual health services, you can make an appointment or drop into a clinic. Counselling services are available for individuals, couples and families including support around gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Telephone appointments can be requested, especially for rural clients.

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Workforce Development

SHINE SA provides dedicated training for LGBTI inclusion.

In addition, all of our sexual and reproductive health courses include gender diversity and sexual diversity.

Further development in this area is provided through the FRESH and ReFRESH programs and SHINE SA Safe Schools.

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Safe Schools

SHINE SA Safe Schools is a program, dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families.

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Trans Wellbeing

Trans Wellbeing provides non-urgent counselling, peer support and case management for people who are transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning, their family members, partners and supports. SHINE SA’s ‘TransGuidance SA’ Volunteer Peer Support Program has now been expanded to include multiple services under the name ‘Trans Wellbeing’.

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SHINE SA advocates on different levels for equal rights and opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and gender identities, and works in partnership with relevant community groups and agencies.


LGBTI Inclusion Training

Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion is a single session overview of the knowledge needed to create an inclusive workplace. HOW2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services is an in-depth, practical program which helps organisations reach their inclusivity goals and potentially achieve accreditation.

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Support Services

There is a range of different support groups and services run by other organisations. They are open to people of different ages, sexualities and gender identities. Some are simply social, while others may include health promotion.

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Useful Links

For links to some of SHINE SA’s favourite websites covering sexual diversity, gender diversity and intersex, click on the button below.

Useful links

Marriage Equality Counselling Service

The Marriage Equality Counselling Service is now available to assist LGBTIQ South Australians of all ages while the Federal Government is conducting the postal survey about changes to the Marriage Act to include those in same sex relationships.

This is a free, confidential telephone and online counselling service staffed by experienced counsellors and provided through SHINE SA.

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