Community Education


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

We have reached a point as a community where representation of LGBTQIA+ people is at an all time high and growing. But there is still so much work to be done! A new era of inclusion has begun, and Y.E.S. wants to help you and your loved ones navigate the twists and turns of self discovery.

When moving forward, it is important to remember where you came from. LGBTQIA+ history teaches us a lot about the struggles of those who came before us. Not only is it important to know the origins of the ideas that shaped our community, it also helps us connect with allies or family members, and reminds us that we are not alone in our journey.


More LGBTQIA+ educational content coming soon!

Androgyny in pop culture and society. A fun look back at the development of fashion that blurred the gender lines.

December 1, 2021, would have marked the 45th birthday of Matthew Shepard. To commemorate the life of one of our own, we'd like to present "The Laramie Project". The horrific incident that occurred on the night of October 6, 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming will live in the memories of the masses who watched the drama unfold on national television. This case would be turnkey for future court cases involving hate crimes toward the LGBTQ community.

From the filmmakers of 'MASKED', 'Still Me' follows the story of a non-binary teenager (Bailey). After coming to terms with their identity it's time for them to come out at school and navigate what this means for their social life. However, this proves harder than they anticipate and Bailey is faced with a choice between social ridicule or the closet. Luckily, Bailey makes a new friend named Zach.

‘Still me’ – Starring Alanah Parkin (The Grand Scheme, Blackwood) & Kelsie Adelaide (MASKED, Flunk)

'Still Me' was created in conjunction with the Knox Rainbow Youth Action Group. The project is proudly supported & funded by Knox City Council, YACVic & the Victorian State Government.



October is LGBTQ+ History Month. Get to know the faces and the names of the personalities who laid it all on the line for generations to follow .

Before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, three years earlier, there was a riot in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco at the Compton Cafeteria. Learn more by watching the documentary, below.


WARNING: Video below contains; Strong language and violence