Sexual & Gender Diversity

SHINE SA welcomes people who are intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities

We work hard to ensure that our services are safe and inclusive for everyone. So whether you access our clinical service, see a counsellor, engage in some professional education, visit the resource centre, or contact our Sexual Healthline, you will receive a respectful and inclusive service.

Our Support for Sexual and Gender Diversity

SHINE SA Services

Our clinical teams at SHINE SA include doctors, registered nurses/midwives and counsellors.

For sexual and reproductive health services, you can make an appointment or drop into a clinic. Counselling services are available for individuals, couples and families including support around gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Telephone appointments can be requested.

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LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Training/Workforce Development

SHINE SA provides dedicated training for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.

In addition, many of our sexual and reproductive health courses include gender diversity and sexual diversity.

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Gender Diversity Support

Gender Wellbeing Service

The Gender Wellbeing Service provides counselling and a peer support program for people who are transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning, their family members, partners and supports.

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Gender Connect Country SA

SHINE SA’s Gender Connect Country SA is a free service for people living in country SA. The service  provides confidential support from peer workers with lived experience of gender diversity.

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Further Support

Support Services

There is a range of different support groups and services run by other organisations. They are open to people of different ages, sexualities and gender identities. Some are simply social, while others may include health promotion.

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Useful Links and Resources

Links to some of SHINE SA’s favourite websites and resources covering sexual diversity, gender diversity and intersex.

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SHINE SA advocates on different levels for equal rights and opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and gender identities, and works in partnership with relevant community groups and agencies.