Charity

A Gender Agenda

LGBTIQ+

A Gender Agenda aims to support the goals and needs of the intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities of Canberra and the surrounding region. Through education, advocacy, peer support and professional networks we connect people to each other and build off the wisdom of collective experiences. For over fifteen years, AGA has represented a gold standard of TGD+I support that is unique in Australia.

A Gender Agenda (AGA) works with the intersex, trans and gender diverse community. This includes intersex people, transgender people, non-binary people and other gender diverse and gender non-conforming people. We acknowledge the important role that partners, family members and allies play and these people are all also welcomed as part of our community.

AGA is a unique community organisation that is actively engaged in increasing public awareness and understanding of intersex, trans and gender diversity issues. We visit schools, services and workplaces to teach them what effective and meaningful inclusion of our communities looks like. In addition to this training and education, we provide advocacy and support services, information and resources and are actively engaged in human rights and law reform.

Alongside this advocacy work, AGA runs a range of peer support events for our vibrant community of sex and gender diverse individuals, their families, friends and allies. Through a preventative model of social support, we tackle social isolation head on by creating peer-led spaces where intersex, trans and gender diverse people belong. Anyone who is intersex, trans and/or gender diverse, as well as their families, friends and allies are part of our community and are welcome at our events.

AGA adopts a collaborative approach in all aspects of our work. We work from a strengths based model and seek to find and build on points of commonality with other sectors and service providers. We pride ourselves on continually resourcing our service with up to date information and knowledge to ensure we are providing the best possible supports to our community.