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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.

 Linking Tasmanians with local LGBTI-inclusive services, support and information.

Hear & Queer is a podcast telling the stories of LGBTI+ young people living in Tasmania.

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    Coming Events:  

    Pride Camp Expressions of Interest are Open!

    That's right - Pride Camp has finally been rescheduled! You can find more information on Facebook or Eventbrite, or go directly to the Expression of Interest form. EoIs close at midnight on August 1st, after which time the successful applicant will be informed.


    Please contact Liv ( or Xris ( or call the office on 6231 1200.

    The Dorothies 2018 - Acknowledging inclusive Faith Based Organisations

    Working It Out Inc is pleased to announce next year’s Dorothies will recognise and applaud inclusive services offered by faith-based organisations.

    Who is eligible?

    The Dorothies will be awarded to services which have demonstrated inclusive practice for LGBTI community members and their families.

    Application Forms & Questions

    If you have any questions or would like a copy of the application form call WIO on 6231 1200, email or go to The Dorothies page for more information.

    Applications can be posted to 278 Argyle St, North Hobart 7000 or emailed to or hand delivered to our office at the above address.

    The awards will be announced at one of our annual IDAHOBIT events.



    Working It Out runs several support groups, please see the specific page for meeting times.


    Previous Events:  


    2014 Unifying Voice Award

    The Board of Working It Out established the Unifying Voice Award to support Artfully Queer, the annual TasPride LGBTI art event, and to celebrate the diversity of our communities by giving a prize to the artist whose work best reflects this.  The 2014 winner was a joint project by Phoebe Adams and Shan Hooper - The Diversatron.

    This award and The Dorothies provide recognition to those Tasmanians working to honour diversity and call a halt to discrimination and prejudice based on gender and sexuality.





    IDAHO 17th May,2013

    International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

             Minister David O'Byrne, Dr Lynee Hillier and Susan Ditter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


    IDAHO Breakfast Photos  


    Photos by 


     Robin Banks - Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

     Rodney Croome, Andrew Wilkie MP, Robin Banks, Susan Ditter & Mike Gaffney MLC WIO South Staff - Don Pitcher, Sue Newman & Susan DitterMike Cain (WIO Deputy Convenor) & Noelle Rattray (WIO Convenor) Tracey Wing & Don Pitcher Danni Murfet & Ruth Forrest MLCSenator Lisa Singh & Susan Ditter Robert Williams, Andrew Wilkie MP, Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC & Herman MorrisMike Cain (WIO Deputy Convenor)  








    Media Release

    International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO Day)































    Susan Ditter, Executive Officer of Working It Out (WIO), Tasmania’s gender and sexuality support and education service has announced that this year the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO Day) on May 17th will be celebrated with a breakfast on the beautiful Hobart waterfront.  


    IDAHO day is an opportunity for people to come together with a united voice, challenging prejudice and discrimination against people based on their sexuality or gender identity. The idea for IDAHO Day was launched on May 17th, 2004. The date was chosen to commemorate the World Heath Organisation’s decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in 1990.  By May 17, 2005, as a result of a year long campaigning effort, 24 000 people worldwide and reputed international organizations like ILGA, IGLHRC, the World Congress of LGBT Jews, the Coalition of African Lesbians, to name but a few, had signed the appeal to support the IDAHO initiative.


    Organisations in more than 70 countries now celebrate IDAHO Day and it has become a central date of action for many groups.


    The WIO breakfast will bring together Tasmanians who choose to promote and support this human rights message. We are fortunate to have Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks and Human Rights Activist Rodney Croome speaking.  They will reflect with us on the changes that have been achieved and the challenges ahead.


    The IDAHO breakfast will be held from 7 -8:30am on Thursday 17 May at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. For more information on the event, please contact Susan Ditter at WIO on 6231 1200. Tickets can be purchased for $30 at the WIO office at 39 Burnett Street, North Hobart.  Book a table for you and your colleagues today.






    Susan Ditter 6231 1200


    Executive Officer


    Working It Out