We are an Australia-wide grassroots group aiming to build a network of LGBTIQ+ people both inside and outside prisons. Incarceration can be a particularly isolating experience for LGBTIQ+ people. We aim to create a sense of community across the walls, amplify the voices of prisoners and provide access to information, community news and resources.  

We produce a quarterly newsletter with content by and for LGBTIQ+ folks, sistergirls and brotherboys, who are incarcerated in prisons or detention centres. This includes artwork, poetry, letters and articles by prisoners and former prisoners, as well as resources and news from LGBTIQ+ communities. 

Those inside can send us contributions, suggestions or write to us requesting to be including on the mailing list: Po Box 2446, Footscray Vic 3011.

If you have been previously incarcerated and identify as LGBTIQ+ or if you have friends and family who are LGBTIQ+ and in prison or detention, we would also love to hear from you.

Organisations that are LGBTIQ+ friendly and provide services or support to prisoners, contact us if you would like to be included in the resources section of the newsletter.


Inside Out acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this country.  We pay our respects to Elders to past and present.

We recognise that incarceration disproportionately impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.