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    Information and resources for Tasmanian parents and families of young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sexuality Diverse and Gender Diverse.

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    Hear & Queer is a podcast telling the stories of LGBTI+ young people living in Tasmania. It is produced by a steering committee of LGBTI+ young Tasmanians and staff from Working It Out. Season one is due to premier in early December. Listen to the trailer by visiting

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    Taking Care

    The advertisement aired on Tuesday August 29th, 2017, could be damaging to so many people and so much of the work you have done to change things for the better.  Here are some steps to take at this time.



    If you would like to meet friends at Working It Out, our kitchen and lounge are open to you. If you would like to meet by Skype let us know as well.  We also have a badge making machine if you would like to distribute positive messages so please get in touch.


    Tasmania Police sends message of Support to LGBTI Tasmanians


    This message of support for Tasmania’s LGBTI community was delivered by the Tasmanian Commissioner of Police Darren Hine via social media yesterday, August 21st, 2017. Working It Out Inc also encourage everyone who experiences or witnesses bullying, discrimination or harassment to report it. While it's not always possible or desired to follow up specific incidents, it provides a statistical record of the number of incidences happening, as well as the time and location, which is all very valuable information and can lead to increased protections in the future if needed.



    Tasmania Police promotes respect, equality and inclusion of all members of our community.

    We recognise that attention and debate around the upcoming vote on same sex marriage may cause some LGBTI people to be feeling vulnerable.

    We work closely with the LGBTI community and want to reassure LGBTI people that Tasmania Police officers are committed to supporting them if they need our assistance.

    We encourage all members of the community to maintain respectful behaviour.

    Tasmania Police recognises that LGBTI people can be reluctant to come forward to seek help. We have trained LGBTI liaison officers to provide advice and assistance. They can be contacted via the Police Assistance Line 131 444.

    LGBTI people who experience bullying, discrimination or harassment can also report it to Equal Opportunity Tasmania (the office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner) on 1300 305 062 or through the Equal Opportunity Tasmania website at

    Darren Hine
    Commissioner of Police


    Welcome to Working It Out Inc

    WIO is a unique organisation in Australia providing a specialist service to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people and their families across Tasmania. We are proud of our reputation as an inclusive, community driven organisation respected by our members and other key stakeholders. WIO has the capacity, resources and desire to achieve our strategic goals. WIO has played a key role in identifying the nexus between suicide prevention and the importance of embracing diversity. WIO provides services designed to meet the needs of people negotiating their gender, sexuality and or intersex status through:

    Individual counselling and/or support;

    Support groups;

    Student education and support in schools;

    Training in workplaces;

    Policy development with government agencies;

    Partnership projects with mainstream services; and

    Partnership projects with LGBTI organisations.


    WIO is valued for its commitment to engage with individuals, and their families and friends, as well as service providers, educational institutions and employers in an empathetic way. WIO understands its target group, and LGBTI communities more widely and is inclusive of all 5 communities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex. WIO reflects a sophisticated understanding of LGBTI community members’ culture, experiences and needs.

    Our Vision

    Tasmania's specialist service for sexuality, gender and intersex status support and education, recognised for our experience and expertise.

    Our Mission

    To build individual resilience, community capacity and a more just society.




    Supporting Working It Out
    You can support the organisation by becoming a member, nominating to sit on the Committee of Managament or donating to the organisation. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.















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