Get Involved

Want to get involved with Spectrum?
There’s plenty of ways for you to be a part of the Spectrum community and help shape the future of queer mental health!

Become a Spectrum Scout

We need passionate, driven members of the community to help us build out the Places feature by rating nearby venues on their queer friendliness.

Your contribution to Spectrum will help us brighten the lives of queer people all around the world, and help keep the community safe.

Download the app to start adding and reviewing places near you!

Got a story to tell?

Spectrum allows you to give back to your community and utilise your lived experience and knowledge to help create a safe, educational and empowering space for queer people in need. 

We’re looking for volunteers who want to flex their creative muscles and write some useful, engaging content for our Library.

There are four types of content you can choose from. Find out more below, and have a read of the guidelines to see if you’re the right fit.

Real life stories

Everyone’s got a story to tell, and we want to hear yours.
If you’ve got a great story that could help someone else who might be going through the same thing, tell us about it!

For example: My coming out story, Being the only queer person in my country town.

Suggested topic categories include (but not exclusive to): Coming Out, Gender, Identity, Intersectionality, Culture and Race, School, Sexuality, Sexual Health, Safety , Wellbeing, Allies.

Tips & Guides  

Do your friends always come to you for advice? Do you have wisdom to impart on the queer community? You’re the perfect person to write tips and guides for the Library on a topic of your choice.

For example: Things to prepare for when coming out to your parents, Top 10 things to do when you face discrimination, Tips for anger management on testosterone.

Suggested topic categories include (but not exclusive to): Coming Out, Gender, Identity, Intersectionality, Culture and Race, School, Sexuality, Sexual Health, Safety , Wellbeing, Allies.

Get interviewed

Don’t feel quite confident in writing your own piece but still want to share your story? Why not sit down with us for an interview?

We can chat face to face, over the phone, via Skype – however you prefer to be contacted. We’ll turn your story into an article; all you have to do is talk to us!

You can remain 100% anonymous, and your privacy will be respected.

For example: Finding the right community you can rely on, Finding safe spaces to feel comfortable in your own skin.

Suggested topic categories include (but not exclusive to): Coming Out, Gender, Identity, Intersectionality, Culture and Race, School, Sexuality, Sexual Health, Safety , Wellbeing, Allies.

Expert commentary

Do you currently work in the LGBTIQ+ or mental health sector?
Help us provide expert help and advice to the community by contributing to the Library. If you fit this description, please get in touch.

For example: Am I stuck in the wrong body?, How do I know if I’m gay? What does being pansexual really mean?

Suggested topic categories include (but not exclusive to): Coming Out, Gender, Identity, Intersectionality, Culture and Race, School, Sexuality, Sexual Health, Safety , Wellbeing, Allies.


Expressions of interest

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