Minus18 is an Australian organization that aims to "[smash] homophobia and transphobia through events, support, training and campaigns".[7]


Minus18 began in 1998 as a space for young, same-sex attracted youth to meet others. Initially begun through hosting drug- and alcohol-free 'dance parties', Minus18 soon expanded into hosting other events and becoming more involved with the greater gay community in Melbourne, Australia.[3]

Around 2013, Minus18 began expanding their events to include more social events outside of dances, a same-sex formal, online networking and support, and the addition of youth mentoring and resources that would later become a central part of the organization's mission.[11]

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  1. Curran, Greg. Young Queers Getting Together: Moving Beyond Isolation and Loneliness. Youth Research Centre, Department of Education Policy and Management, The University of Melbourne, 2002-07.
  2. "Minus18 Founder Dies" (2009-03-26). Star Observer.
  3. 3.0 3.1 " -minus18" (2008-10-15). MySpace.
  4. Robinson, Mark: " v8 - Minus18: An Overview" (2006-07-14). Minus18.
  5. "Minus18 (@minus18youth) / Twitter" (2009-07). Twitter.
  6. "Home |" (2022). Minus18.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Minus18 - Victorian Pride Centre" (2022). Victorian Pride Centre.
  8. "Micah Scott - Chief Executive Officer - Minus18 Foundation" (2022). LinkedIn.
  9. "Micah, CEO Profile" (2022). Minus18.
  10. "About | Minus18" (2022). Minus18.
  11. "Minus18 - What We Do" (2013-05-02).