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LGBTQIA+ Support

LGBTQIA+ Support

Students who identify as LGBTQIA+ have the right to feel safe and welcome at Curtin. The Curtin Student Guild's Queer Department is here for any student who identifies as sexually or gender diverse, ensuring representation within the University and can assist with any problems that may arise.

We All Need To Pee

You may have seen our “We All Need To Pee” stickers in bathrooms around campus. These stickers are intended to raise awareness and improve understanding of the issues that are faced by transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people on a daily basis, and encourage students and staff around campus to be supportive and considerate when they encounter a person whose gender presentation may not match what they expect to see in a bathroom.

Transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people face a wide range of issues related to bathroom access, ranging from harassment and physical abuse, to an increased prevalance of UTIs due to a lack of safe bathrooms. 

The Curtin Student Guild and the Queer Department believe that all people should be able to use the bathroom that they feel best matches their gender identity and feel safe while doing so. 

We encourage all staff and students to speak up if they witness harassment in a bathroom on campus, to help make Curtin a safer place for people of all genders and presentations.

Report a damaged bathroom sticker here!
Our team will be notified and replace them as soon as possible.


Support & Safety

If you experience harassment on the basis of your sexual or gender identity, we encourage you to reach out.
Get in touch with the Curtin Student Guild's Queer Department or other organisations listed below.

Queer Department
Email: qd@guild.curtin.edu.au
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram
Join our private Facebook group
Join our Discord server (link available on request)

Curtin Safer Community Team
If you, or someone you know is experiencing homophobic bullying or harassment, or you see something that shouldn’t be happening, contact the Curtin Safer Community Team. The Safer Community Team offer 24 hour service, every day of the year, to the Perth, Perth City and Kalgoorlie campuses. The Safer Community Team will help you get the right support.

QLife
Free, anonymous LGBTQIA+ peer support and referral.
qlife.org.au
1800 184 527

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)
Sexual health and wellbeing for all, including queer-friendly counselling
shq.org.au

Transfolk of WA
Support service for all trans & gender-diverse people and their families.
transfolkofwa.org

Curtin Counselling
Access their psychological and counselling services for a safe professional environment to deal with any issues affecting your life or study. They provide a free and confidential service that focuses on short-term therapy.
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