Social groups

Current groups

Queer Youth Together

Photo of happy young people at Tidbinbilla

Queer Youth Together (or QyouT pronounced “cute”) is a program for young people (age 12 to 24) within the sexuality and gender diverse community. It provides a safe space for community connection, learning, mindfulness and fun.

QyouT meets during school terms on Saturday afternoons 2 to 4pm @ the Hub. The program alternates between having structured events or just dropping in and hanging out. Structured events include outings, brief but fun learning sessions and occasional movie nights.

There are also school holiday activities.

For more information, read our brochure or contact Liz Stephens (QyouT adult convenor) on 0419 964 948, or Aster (QyouT young adult convenor) on 0466 986993.

QyouT Term Two 2024 timetable

17 FebDrop-in @ the Hub Drop in between 2pm – 4pm to donate clothes*
24 Feb Gender MIX’N’MATCH between 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Drop In @ the Hub
Online Gaming Day – bring your device or join in from home
Pride Rock Painting @ the Hub
9 March No QyouT – Long Weekend/Canberra Day
16 March Drop-in @ the Hub

Southside Women

Photo of happy women with a drag queen
Photo of happy women at the cinema

The Southside Women’s Group (SSW) provides a safe space for community connection, learning, mindfulness and fun for lesbian, bisexual, same sex attracted transgender women, non-binary, asexual and queer women in Canberra.

We provide same-sex attracted women with opportunities to make new connections and friendships, enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing, and develop a circle of friends to reduce isolation. The program is based in South Canberra but welcomes participants from all over the Canberra region.

We hold regular (at least monthly) activities including lunches, dinners, movies, concerts, outdoor activities, festivals and camping.

For more information, read our brochure or join our Facebook group.

Programs on hold

Can you revitalise one of these programs? Please contact us at

Platypus Paddle


Platypus Paddle is a group for sexuality and gender diverse people. We are currently looking for a new leader to reinvigorate this group for gatherings and activities in South Canberra.  Please contact us if you would like to be involved!

REAL parents

REAL Parents  support their LGBTIQ+ kids.  We would like to have more interaction and activities being undertaken to help support parents to be supportive of their kids.  If you would like to help or would benefit from a parents group, please contact us!