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StartOut matches young people with role models to help navigate their sexuality

Our work is aimed at building the resilience and self-acceptance of DSG people in Australia, and breaking the far too common cycle of negative self image, anxiety, and depression before it begins. By building communities, collaborating with some amazing organisations and using some really sexy technology, we hope to see happier, healthier people living more fulfilling lives.

How it works
Create an Account
Get Matched with a Role Model
Start a Conversation
Get Supportive Advice
Meet our Role Models

Community Blog
And we’re live! StartOut now accepting mentor requests

We're delighted to announce we have now turned on our online mentoring platform for people of diverse sexuality and gender.… Read More

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“That’s okay”

So my experience is pretty underwhelming, so don’t be too disappointed. Since early high school, I was pretty open to… Read More

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Reflections on being wrong about queerness

In hindsight, I was wrong about a lot of things. For one, I was wrong about what it means to… Read More