We’re here to help trans people take control of their health.
We recognise and celebrate the diversity of the trans experience, so when we use the term ‘trans’ or ‘transgender’ we include all people who identify their gender as different to what was originally assigned at birth, whether this is a male, female, non-binary or another identity.
We offer a range of trans inclusive services delivered by caring people who genuinely understand the health issues affecting trans people.
General Support & Services
ACON has released an inclusive language guide to support trans and gender diverse people within our communities.
The downloadable, simple and easy-to-share guide explains key terms and offers examples of preferred language that can help us build safer, more inclusive environments for TGD communities in Australia.
The resource has been developed by trans staff members at ACON and was made available on Transgender Awareness Week 2017, which culminates on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
You can download the resource here:
Grunt , a campaign from PASH.tm, is about hot, fun, informed sex between trans guys and cis guys. It’s a celebration of who trans guys are and the guys they’re into. A space to get accurate, inclusive and sex-positive sexual health information so you can keep it safe, keep it hot and have awesome sex. (18+ material)
We’re here to provide information and promote the importance of regular cervical screening.
We’re creating resources for our communities to help provide greater access to cervical screening in 2017. Watch this space! In the meantime, we encourage you to contact Family Planning, your GP or your local sexual health centre for more information about cervical screening.
Evidence consistently shows that transgender Australians are poorly understood or tolerated by mainstream society and face unconscionable rates of social exclusion, rejection, poor health, bullying, discrimination, abuse, and violence. Many Australians have never met an openly transgender person, and their only experience of gender diversity comes from the portrayals of transgender people in the media. Media coverage of transgender issues plays a pivotal role in shaping public perceptions of the transgender community.
The Translating Transphobia 2016-2017 report is from Rainbow Rights Watch, a not-for-profit social justice organisation dedicated to ending inequality, discrimination and violence against transgender Australians.
You can read the report here.
We’re here to help end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, including trans men who have sex with men. To find out more please visit our HIV Prevention section.
We’re here to help people with HIV – including trans people – take control of their health by providing up-to-date information as well as a range of programs and services. To find out more please visit our HIV Support section.
Our sexual health programs for gay and bisexual men are inclusive of trans men who have sex with men. To find out more please visit our Sexual Health section.
Our sexual health programs for lesbian, bisexual and queer women are inclusive of trans women who have sex with women. To find out more please visit our Sexual Health section.
We provide a range of counselling and community care services for trans people, including those with HIV or who use drugs. To find out more please visit our Mental Health section.
Alcohol & Drugs
We provide a range of resources and support services to help trans people who use alcohol and other drugs. To find out more please visit our Alcohol & Drugs section.
Safety & Inclusion
We provide a range of resources and support services to help trans people who are experiencing homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination. To find out more please visit our Safety & Inclusion section.
Domestic & Family Violence
We provide a range of resources and support services to help trans people who are experiencing domestic and family violence. To find out more please visit our Domestic & Family Violence section.
We provide a range of resources and support services for older trans people (50+). To find out more please visit our Ageing section.