Building service capacity to work with LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people

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Course Overview

This online training module is designed to increase the capacity of various community services in providing affirming, safe and inclusive support for LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people. The training module is designed for a range of organisations. This includes organisations working with asylum-seeking, migrant, refugee and international student populations and LGBTIQ+ organisations and services working with people living with HIV.

Any other interested organisation or an individual may find these materials useful.

The training takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

How to complete

  • Learn


    Learn the correct and respective terms on how to describe sexual, gender and bodily diversity. Understand how the unique experiences of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people will have an impact on their settlement journey.

  • Test your knowledge

    Test your knowledge

    Test your knowledge of settlement practice and specific support for LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people.

  • Achieve


    Be able to apply the knowledge you receive in this course to your organisational context, and read widely from the additional resources provided to continue to evolve your practice.

Forcibly Displaced People Network

Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is the first organisation in Australia to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTIQ+ forced displacement and be driven by the lived experience of it. FDPN is established to promote human rights and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement through peer support and strengthening services and policy responses.


BridgeMeals is a community-led initiative led by LGBTIQ+ refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants. Our aim is to create a safe and social space for people with lived experience to care and support one another in Melbourne, Victoria.

The logo of Meridian ACT, written in text: community, health, action.
The logo of Meridian ACT, written in text: community, health, action.


Meridian is Canberra’s leading community-controlled organisation taking action to prevent HIV, improve the health and wellbeing of people impacted by HIV and LGBTIQ+ people, and create safe and inclusive communities.

Meridian works to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ individuals, families and communities. Meridian’s Wellbeing Services provide high-quality, person-centred counselling and mental health supports. Meridian provides education and training to mainstream organisations and communities to increase the awareness and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ communities and specialises in training for LGBTIQA+ awareness training for AOD, mental health, ageing and aged care, disability and participation in sport.

Meridian increases access to HIV and STI prevention, testing, and treatment. Meridian provides targeted health promotion activities, runs community events, and provides peer-led support services and activities for people living with and at risk of HIV.

Meridian works with the community to celebrate and nurture their rich diversity and to strengthen their collective resilience against the adverse effects of stigma and discrimination and the impacts of minority stress.

Migration Council Australia

Migration Council of Australia

Migration Council Australia is an independent, national not-for-profit body established to enhance the benefits of Australia’s migration program and support better settlement outcomes for Australia’s migrants and refugees. MCA works across sectors—and fosters partnerships between community, industry and government—to provide a national voice for effective migration and settlement programs.
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Pride Foundation Australia

This project has been funded by the Pride Foundation Australia

Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) is a national philanthropic foundation specifically focused on funding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+) community issues in Australia. The Foundation actively works to increase philanthropic support for the Australian LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through fundraising, grant giving, collaboration and commissioning projects. It has a dedicated focus on advancing equity for the most disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ people including asylum seekers and refugees.

Migration Council Australia

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