What is GASP?
The GASP project is Geelong’s safe and inclusive space for young people aged between 12-25.
We provide a range of services and support to ensure that the strength and diversity of LGBTIQA+ young people are valued, celebrated and affirmed in the Geelong region.
Since 1996, the GASP project has been working to support same-sex attracted, transgender, gender diverse, and intersex young people who live, study, or work in the Geelong region.
The GASP project is an initiative of the City of Greater Geelong’s Youth Development Unit.
GASP is: A place to make new friends
Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, gender diverse, or just not sure? GASP offers a number of social support groups for people aged 12-25, which meet in central Geelong. We talk about our experiences, have fun, and get information and advice.
If you are interested in joining a GASP group please phone 5272 6120 and ask to speak to a GASP project worker. We are available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
GASP is: A place for support
If you think you are experiencing homophobia, biphobia, intersexphobia or transphobia, we're available for a confidential chat. For more information, please contact us.
GASP is: Supporting the community
We offer a range of services for schools and organisations in the Geelong region, including:
Training for staff on the health and well being of LGBTIQA+ young people;
Support for schools around gender and sexuality, and how to develop a whole-school approach to creating a safe, respectful, and inclusive learning environment;
Training for service providers to help build capacity and develop strategies for LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice.
To find out more about what GASP has to offer and how we might be able to support your organisation, please contact us.