Young person lying on bed on the phone which has a rainbow flag sticker

#Proud2Be Project

The #Proud2Be Project was co-designed with young people with lived experience and aims to educate, raise community awareness and challenge stigma and discrimination that exists for culturally diverse LGBTIQA+ young people.

The 12-week project featured a series of capacity building sessions designed to support the young people to explore the experiences of LGBTIQA+ young people from culturally diverse backgrounds to:

  • gain skills and experience in film production
  • build their communication and social marketing skills
  • develop resources including a short video and accompanying support posters.

Young people involved in the creation of this short video acknowledge the importance of the love of family and acknowledge a young person’s ‘found family’, people who aren’t related but who can protect and trust each other who provide great comfort and support when needed.

The #Proud2Be Project was supported and funded by the City of Greater Dandenong, and the Victorian Government through the Healthy Equal Youth program and was filmed and produced by Momentum Studios Australia.

View the #Proud2Be Project posters.

#Proud2Be Project Posters - 6.3MB


Support for young queer people


QLife provides anonymous and free peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Phone support and webchat is available 3pm-12pm every day.

Phone 1800 184 527

Minus 18

Minus 18 equip young people with the skills and opportunities they need to be at the forefront of driving change. They also host a heap of safe, fun events where you can meet likeminded LGBTIQA+ young people.


qheadspace is a community platform to learn about trans and gender diversity and/or sexuality and a space to discuss all things LGBTQIA+.


Switchboard provides peer led support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities.

Rainbow Door is a free service of Switchboard where you can call, text or email for support open every day 10am-5pm.

Phone 1800 729 367

Text 0480 017 246