This project is situated on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. This is stolen land. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Queer Aid is a community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our purpose is to coordinate the delivery of crucial and potentially life saving support to people who are most impacted by the crisis. This includes people who are immunocompromised, those who have less access to support, and people living in precarious conditions. We recognise the unfair distribution of care within the colonial state, the racialised nature of police enforcement, and the potential for this crisis to be capitalised on by colonial and fascist interests. Queer Aid is a space to create, agitate, and demand alternatives to the oppressive systems that led us to this crisis.

Our core organising group is made up of queer people. In using the term queer in naming this group, we’re not using it as an identity category, but as a way of organising. Community is an ideal we want to work towards. We aim to share our work as freely as possible, and to prioritise open, transparent decision making processes.

Our Facebook Group is a place to share ideas and strategies for organising, information, and to generally connect. The networks we build and strengthen now will outlast this crisis.

We can also be reached at queeraidmelbourne@protonmail.com