and Information Line
(08) 9420 7201
1800 184 527
Monday-Friday 7-10 pm
Our counselling line allows people to explore their sexuality as it relates to them, without judgement or prejudice.
We help clients with a range of issues relating to sexuality, including coming out, as well as more general issues, such as relationship problems. This service is often the first point of contact for people coming to terms with a same sex attraction, but it is available to anyone, no matter how they identify - Gay, Straight, Bi, Queer or Curious. Our service is also increasingly being used by the friends and family of GLBTI people and mainstream service providers who are seeking accurate information and referral options for their relatives, friends or clients.
The service is confidential and staffed by trained volunteers who are Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual. Many people find the anonymity offered by our phone counselling line reassuring when first discussing their same sex attraction.
Our phone counsellors can also:
Refer you to a GLBTI-friendly doctor, lawyer, psychologist or counsellor
Add you to our Shared Accommodation Register as offering or looking for accommodation.
Tell you about the Perth/WA GLBTI community, including the “scene” (nightlife and clubbing) and “non-scene” alternatives to meet other gay or lesbian people, including Perth’s many social and sporting groups.
Personal Perspectives Talks
The GLCS “Living Library”
Our trained public speakers can visit your school, University, TAFE College or workplace to provide personal insights into their lives as gay men or lesbians. They can help your students or staff replace the myths and stereotypes that abound in our culture with a more accurate and contemporary understanding of diverse sexuality and gender.
Our public speakers have been invited to talk to:
The Royal College of GPs
Curtin University nursing school
Notre Dame University medical school
Ballajura Community College students
The Baptist Church’s annual AMUC Youth Camp
We are also often invited to attend University O-Days and other public events such as the Big Day Out.
Contact the GLCS Office on 9486 9855 or email@example.com for more information or to obtain a booking form.
Are you straight but attracted to other men?
Are you Gay and looking for an alternative to the “scene”?
Newly “out” and just getting your gay legs!?
26 Up is a social support group for men who are 26 years and older and attracted to other men. The group organises fortnightly social events which offer a relaxed and supportive space for men to explore their sexuality with peers or simply meet new friends and socialise. Our activities and events include group dinners at restaurants, BBQs at member’s homes, clubbing in Northbridge, ten-pin bowling and winery tours.
The group is primarily for men who are coming to terms with their attraction to other men but are not comfortable with attending gay venues. The group does not label its members as gay or bisexual unless they wish to be and many of its members have been (or still are) in heterosexual relationships. Many men find 26 Up an effective and safe way to meet other men who are attracted men and a great introduction to the Gay community.
26 Up is facilitated by trained GLCS volunteers. This group is currently on hold due to be relaunched in 2010. If you would like to express interest in attending the group please call the GLCS counselling line on 9420 7201.
If you would like to become a volunteer facillitator please go to our volunteer page for more information.
Women on Women (WOW) Course
WOW is GLCS’s hugely popular personal development course for same-sex attracted women.
The course allows women to explore their attraction to other women over six themed sessions before culminating with a community information and networking evening where the participants can learn about other community, social and sporting groups.
The course is run by two trained volunteer facilitators, both same sex attracted women. It runs once a week, for three hours in the evening. A small fee is charged to help GLCS cover the cost of running the course. The structure of the course is:
Week 1 Introduction, Labels and Identity
Week 2 Homosexuality, Pride and Coming Out
Week 3 Emotional Health, Being a Woman, Stress
Week 4 Relationships
Week 5 Sex, Sexual Health and Safe Sex
Week 6 Closure, followed by course dinner
Week 7 Community Panel and Networking
A very wide range of women complete the WOW course and that’s one of its strengths. While many of the women are in the early stages of coming out some have been “out” for years and are completing the course as a way to re-connect with the community and make new friends. We encourage a range of experience in the group because the participants learn a lot from each other.
Many women who are exploring their attraction to other women for the first time find the WOW course a useful and safe introduction to our community and social scene and a great way to meet new friends.
If you would like to register your interest in attending please email your full contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office on 9486 9855 (leave a message if necessary). Your details will be confidentially recorded and a WOW facilitator will contact you as soon as the next course is scheduled.
GLBTI Disabilities Group
Proudly supported by GLCS Inclusion provides social support and advocacy for GLBTI people who have a disability, regardless of the type of disability or the person’s identified sexuality. The group is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who can be contacted directly on (08) 9228 8634 or email@example.com.