Minus18 is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering the LGBTQIA+ youth community and ending queer-phobia.
We are proud to partner with Minus18 for Madi Gras week. $5 from our new Starry Eyed Celebration Eyeshadow Palette will be donated to Minus18 from the 24th of February to the 2nd of March.
This money will go towards supporting thousands of LGBTQIA+ young people across Australia.
WHAT DO MINUS18 DO?
Minus18 offers youth workshops to chat about sexuality and gender to help young people understand LGBTQIA+ inclusion and provides high-impact training to workplaces to ensure they are equipped with the latest language and best practices when it comes to LGBTIQ+ issues and inclusion. Through understanding positive language and relationships, championing self-expression, and exploring the barriers that LGBTIQ people face, Minus18 provides the tools to challenge perspectives and create inclusive and awesome spaces for everyone.
SUPPORT & RESOURCES
Minus18 are committed to ongoing support to the LGBTQIA+ by providing ongoing articles and interviews, answering questions you may have about sexuality, gender or how to be a better ally.
Minus18 runs LGBTQIA+ events across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide as a place to meet other young people in a safe environment. This includes carnivals, pride march and the Minus18 Queer Formal!
WHY THEIR WORK IS NEEDED
LGBTQI youth are more visible now than ever before and more young people are identifying as LGBTQIA+. 75% of the LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia are still experiencing homophonic abuse due to their identity. As a result, LGBTQIA+ young people are 2 x more likely to experience anxiety or depression and 3x more likely to attempt suicide.
We’re celebrating being proud this Mardi Gras week. We sat down and asked community members of Minus18 how they live proudly.
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YOU’VE GOT THE PALETTE, NOW HERE’S SOME #INSPO
#BETHATGIRL 2020 class alumni, Jacob Stella shows us his go-to tutorial using the Starry Eyed Celebration Palette, creating the perfect look for Mardi Gras.
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📣 OMG!!! 📣 @BOCAJBEAUTY IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE @SPORTSGIRL!!! GO GET THEM 😍🌈 Gonna try and PRETEND that I’m not actually dying that @sportsgirlbeauty has launched this GORGEOUS Starry Eyed Palette just in time for MARDI GRAS! 🌈😍 $5 from every palette sold is going to @minus18youth 🙏🏼 an amazing NFP that smashes queer phobia & empower LGBTQIA+ youth. All the gorgeous & pigmented colours in the rainbow 🌈🖤 #sportsgirlbeauty #bocajbeauty #ad
You can also support Minus18 by donating directly here.
If you, or anyone you know is experiencing anxiety or depression, we encourage you to reach out for support. You can call Lifeline Australia helpline on 13 11 14 or visit https://www.lifeline.org.au/ for more information.