Who are TGD Bendigo and Beyond?
Trans and Gender Diverse Bendigo and Beyond is a peer led community group focused on improving health and wellbeing for the trans and gender diverse community in regional and rural Victoria.
TGD Bendigo and Beyond was formed in February 2020 and has grown out of community need for social support and activities that empower the trans and gender diverse community in regional areas.
The key priorities of our projects are for participants to feel safe, supported, welcome and included.
We promote community connection, engagement and confidence through hosting and attending various events, groups and training opportunities around Victoria.
The Trans and Gender Diverse Bendigo and Beyond monthly social group facilitates a physically and emotionally safe, engaging and welcoming space to socialise, share stories and celebrate the trans and gender diverse community. The TGD social group is facilitated by TGD peers and open to all ages of TGD people, family members and allies.
Clothing swap events held across Victoria, where the trans, gender diverse and allies to the community can connect, socialise and explore their sense of self through clothing in a safe, supported environment. The event is free to attend and items are available at no cost, due to ongoing support and donations by the general public.
Speak EZ is a variety chat show hosted by TGD Bendigo and Beyond committee members Eli and Zara, where guest speakers are interviewed on topics relevant to the community. Speak EZ provides an opportunity to share community information, the lived experiences of individuals and provide education for the LGBTIQ+ and broader community.