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Intersex

Intersex is an umbrella term that describes the many different ways people can be born with biological traits that are not commonly regarded as unambiguously ‘male’ or ‘female’. While there are many documented types of intersex variations, the term broadly refers to natural variations of the genitals, gonads, chromosomes, and/or hormones. These variations may be observable from birth, become apparent through puberty, or might not be detected until much later in life. This makes it very difficult to know exa...

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Check It Out – Talking Intersex with Cody Smith of A Gender Agenda

Cody Smith is the only Intersex Project worker in Australia. In this episode, Cody talks about Intersex people, squishy bits, the “i” in the LGBTIQ acronym, what Intersex people are fighting for and what we can do to support them.

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Non-Binary, Trans and Gender Diverse

Meridian supports the health and wellbeing of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people, their families and allies.  We work with individuals through counselling, peer support and provide training and resources across many settings including workplaces, schools, community service sector and other organisations. Gender diversity is an umbrella term that is used to describe gender identities that demonstrate a diversity of expression beyond the binary framework. We recognise and celebrate the diversity of t...

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LGBTIQ+ Health

At Meridian, we’re about celebrating diversity and strengthening community. We empower our LGBTIQ+ community members to live their best lives and live them proudly. We recognise that every individual is unique and that our differences are what make us who we are. A hub of community connection and service provision, Meridian is a safe space where people with different needs and identities can come together and get support. It’s a place where people can express their whole selves, knowing they will be seen, h...

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Learn with Meridian

Our team delivers a huge range of education and training opportunities to schools, community groups and businesses across the Territory and the surrounding region. We take pride in sharing information that prioritises human to human interaction, and endeavours to create a safe community where there is respect for all people, regardless of HIV status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Because of our unique approach to delivering training, our reputation, and the demand for comprehensive and engaging edu...

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Jobs

CURRENT RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITIES There are no current vacancies Meridian values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality and gender diverse people. All recruitment is based on proven experience, qualifications and/or training and the person’s potential to most efficiently undertake the responsi...

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About Us

WE ARE MERIDIAN: WE ARE A COMMUNITY-CONTROLLED, PEER-LED ORGANISATION THAT PROVIDES HEALTH AND SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE CELEBRATE DIVERSITY, STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY, AND EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS TO LIVE THEIR BEST LIVES. COMMUNITY, HEALTH, AND ACTION ARE THE CORE OF MERIDIAN AND HOW WE WORK. COMMUNITY We bring our community together to celebrate and nurture the rich diversity within our communities and to strengthen our collective resilience against the adverse effects of stigma, discrimination...

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Organisation History

Established in 1983, the ACT AIDS Action Committee was formed by a group of gay men living in Canberra to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ACT.  This group then formalised and incorporated in 1986 as the AIDS Action Council of the ACT.  Within a year of being established, the Council recognised the need to work closely with the many impacted communities. Specific projects were established for gay men, injecting drug users, sex workers and people with haemophilia. Care teams, treatments information an...

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Women’s Health

Meridian is committed to improving health and wellbeing services and supports for women across the spectrum of sex and gender diversity and who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to women. This includes women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, gay, queer, asexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex. In 2019, Women’s Centre for Health Matters with support from Meridian (formerly AIDS Action Council) published a report on health and health needs of same-sex attracted women in the ACT. View...

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