Upcoming Events

Events happening at Open Doors Youth Service as well as within the wider LGBTIQAP+ community across the nation.

The first Australian symposium showcasing great LGBTQIA+ minds in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine
When: 5th July 2019, 10 am – 7 pm
Where: The Florey Institute, Parkville, Australia
Register here.
Join fellow STEMM students and professionals at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and hear about the outstanding achievements of Australian LGBTQIA+ STEMM researchers. The event will conclude with networking drinks and poster presentations at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. All are welcome!

How to Stand Up & Stand Out


Thursday 8 August 2019

Wear it Purple Day 2019 is on Friday 30 August 2019; an annual event promoting the acceptance and support of rainbow young people in the community.

Open Doors Youth Service are asked to attend many events in the lead up to Wear It Purple Day and whilst we do our best – we can’t get along to every event. In light of this, we have decided to host our own event in the lead up to Wear it Purple Day. Open Doors Youth Service presents a one day Symposium which will provide you with an introduction to key knowledge and skills that will assist you to be become a supportive, effective, inclusive Ally for young LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy folk.

You will leave feeling more confident and empowered with your increased learnings to be able to host your own Wear it Purple Day event. Furthermore, you will enjoy feeling more confident in supporting LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy young people on a day-to-day basis.

This one day workshop will cover several topics and include guest speakers from Open Doors Youth Service, partnering organisations and the wider community, a panel discussion and a Key Note Speaker.

This workshop is counted towards CPD hours for professionals and catering is provided. Please email opendoors@opendoors.net.au with dietary requirements once you have purchased your ticket or if you have any further questions!
Please arrive at 0830am for a prompt 9am start.

All funds raised from ticket sales go towards supporting LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy young people who access Open Doors Youth Service.
Purchase Tickets

Wear it Purple Day


Friday 30 August 2019
Wear it Purple Day!  Check it out, make sure your workplace or school or friends are doing something bright and purple and inclusive and wonderful!  This year’s theme is Stand Up! Stand Out!  We expect nothing less!  http://wearitpurple.org/

Australian Professional Association for Trans Health will take place from 24-26 October 2019

The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia.

The theme of the conference is Myth busting: Sorting fact from fiction in trans healthcare. An outstanding scientific program will be led by international plenary speakers and Australian experts representing disciplines across health, education, law, ethics and human rights. The Conference will host a variety of presentations, panel discussions and debates that will engage attendees involved in clinical practice, research, education, community based, and peer led services.
https://auspath2019.com.au/