Training for Change

Training for Change is structured in a way to benefit anyone working with young people including youth or health workers, counsellors, psychologists, school counsellors, doctors, nurses, reception staff and more.

You will learn to provide the most beneficial support for young people who identify as LGBTIQ & their families

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Medicare to include Intersex and Trans People

Picture4Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes changes to the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) that provide more inclusive health care for intersex, trans and gender diverse people as of July 1 2013.

The Department of Health and Ageing consulted with the Alliance and several other community organisations prior to the removal of genders pecific language from 15 Medicare item billing codes. The 15 amended item codes cover several key areas of health care, including cervical smears.

“Research shows that trans and gender diverse people often avoid seeking necessary health care due to fears of being misgendered, and intersex people report having similar concerns about having their bodies misclassified in medical records.

The recent changes will increase the number of intersex, trans and gender diverse people who feel comfortable seeking necessary medical care”, said Warren Talbot, Alliance Executive Director.

“The Alliance welcomes the removal of gender-specific language in these MBS item codes. These changes will lead to more respectful and inclusive health care for intersex, trans and gender diverse Australians.” Mr Talbot said that the ability for people listed as ‘male’ to receive cervical smears was particularly important. “An intersex or trans man who needs a cervical smear can now receive this care without being misgendered as ‘female’ in his medical records. Some men have died from cervical cancers.

The removal of gender-specific language for cervical smears encourages health professionals to provide necessary care in a way that respects how people define their bodies and genders. We hope the MBS will consider changing the remaining gender-specific item codes in the future”, Mr Talbot said. Health care professionals and community members who wish to find out more about the amended MBS item codes should.

CLICK HERE to visit the MBS website.

Camp Out

WE ARE LOOKING FOR LGBTIQ people of all varieties over 21 years old who value community and social justice. As Camp Out grows we are looking for more dedicated and passionate people to help steer Camp Out into the future!

CAMP OUT inc. is a grassroots, community based, non-profit organisation based in Sydney. We run an annual 4-night camp (next camp in April 2014) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ) and Sex &/or Gender Diverse teens, same sex attracted, curious & questioning teens and their allies. Camp out is run by an all-volunteer collective of passionate LGBTIQ community members who meet throughout the year to make Camp happen.

The camp aims to give campers aged 13 to 17 an opportunity to meaningfully connect with others, and to share their experiences in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Camp Out is facilitated by socially conscious and passionate people operating from a social justice framework. Camp Out values equity, inclusion, empowerment, mutual support, self-determination and autonomy and aims to foster these values through the camp experience.


Want to get involved in Camp Out in some way?

Want to know more about how the Camp Out collective runs?

Camp Out is growing! We are looking for new people!

We would like to invite you to our crew and volunteer information session on Camp Out and the collective!

WHEN: Sunday 11th August, 2 – 4pm (Presentation starting 2:15 pm SHARP!)

WHERE: Twenty10 – Level 1/45 Chippen St Chippendale


  • On site child care available (please contact us beforehand to let us know if you are bringing a little!)
  • Gender neutral and wheelchair accessible toilets.
  • 2 flights of stairs, or lift available

How to get there: 10 minute walk from Railway Square, 15 minutes from Redfern Station. Plenty of street parking available.

MORE INFORMATIONSee attached pdf document for more information about Camp Out and our recruitment process.

Any questions? Please email us to get in touch: or check the website or our facebook for more info.