The Commute is proud to support and celebrate Minus18. Based in Melbourne, Minus18 are champions for LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia. They are changing young lives through events, education and campaigns. Leading change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.
Minus18‘s journey began in 1998. Nan McGregor, a mum from the organisation PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), wanted a safe space for her gay son to meet other LGBTIQ youth, so she launched Minus18 events. Thirteen years later, the Minus18 Foundation was born. Australia’s charity for LGBTIQ youth.

Since 2011, Minus18 has supported:

Youth attendees at events in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
People at school workshops and workplace training.
Youth through Minus18's Youth Volunteer Program.
Users who have accessed Minus18's free online resources.

What does Minus18 do?


Minus18 tackles social isolation by creating spaces where LGBTQIA+ young people belong, are celebrated and can make friends.


With an incredible goal to create an Australia free from discrimination, Minus18 delivers LGBTQIA+ training, resources, and digital campaigns.


Minus18 equips young people with the skills and opportunities they need to be at the forefront of driving change.

Help The Commute support Minus18.

Community is at the heart of everything we do at The Commute. Our ambition is to Create Good for our customers and those in need.
A portion of every invoice from The Commute is proudly donated back into the community. Supporting at-risk Australians, of all shapes and sizes.

Ways you can support Minus18

  • Donate to Minus18 online

  • Like Minus18 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin

  • Book your workplace in for a professional workshop

  • Purchase merch from Minus18’s store.


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