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Brophy welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people. 

Health and community service access is a human right and we are committed to providing equitable support in a safe, inclusive, and affirmative environment for LGBTIQA+ people.   

Brophy is committed to working internally with our workforce, and externally with our service users and stakeholders to support the ongoing development of cultural competency and safety for people with diverse bodies, identities and experiences.  

We do this by upholding the obligations of our Rainbow Tick Accreditation and our Advantaged Thinking framework.  

We talk about people without stereotyping them, we understand people by what they can do, we work, believe, involve and invest in people and we challenge ourselves and others to move away from tolerance and acceptance by promoting inclusion. 

Rainbow Tick Accreditation

In 2018, Brophy proudly became the 26th organisation in Australia to receive accreditation against the Rainbow Tick Standards for LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice. Brophy was re-accredited against these standards in 2021.

Rainbow Tick represents our commitment to providing a safe and inclusive service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer clients, carers, employees and the broader community.

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Brophy’s Strategic Plan specifically aims to build the bonds of inclusion in our community by forging stronger relationships with LGBTIQ+ communities to strengthen solidarity.

We are committed to evaluating the level of LGBTIQA+ safety and wellbeing within the organisation and develop and implement an improvement plan.

Subsequent work includes being a re-accredited Rainbow Tick organisation, a strong focus on consumer participation, forging an Agency of allyship, and continuous learning and development. 


Brophy’s workforce, including staff, volunteers and board members are trained in LGBTIQA+ inclusion.

The training is to ensure we understand the guiding principles of LGBTIQA+ inclusion, use inclusive terminology, and know the key actions we can undertake to drive LGBTIQA+ inclusion within our workplace. 


We support the rights of transgender, gender and sexually-diverse, non-binary, and intersex people in many way, including all-gender bathrooms, allowing everyone to feel comfortable, no matter how you identify 


Pride in Health & Wellbeing: the only national membership program that provides LGBTQ mentoring and support for the health, wellbeing and human services sector. 

HEY Partners: a coalition of 17 youth service providers across Victoria who promote the rights, well-being and mental health of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex and queer. 



At Brophy, we speak about people without stereotyping them. We use pronouns widely, alongside our names, in online meetings and in our email signatures.

We acknowledge a name can be a very personal thing for someone who is transgender or gender diverse. A lot of time and thought can go into exploring the right name. It is important to use a person’s chosen name rather than a birth (or dead) name. 

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YUMCHA Hamilton’s Pride Mural, located in the Hamilton central business district. The mural was designed and painted by YUMCHA participants with guidance from artist Jesse Shannahan.