This all Started with a Hug
OUR MISSION
WHY
Providing LGBTQI+ community members and businesses with resources, support, funds, and greater awareness by connecting with them through events, workshops and services, all through one platform and without fear of discrimination.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
HOW
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Partnerships
We're working with other LGBTQI+ community groups and businesses, as well as government organisations to create a nexus of LGBTQI+ resources and services, which build each other up and support each other so we can best provide for the community.
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Intersectionality
Our mission is to find the resources needed to develop and build inclusive and supportive environments and spaces that respectfully honor our Black Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC), our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), our LGBTQ1+ people. And the many other marginalized individuals, groups, and communities that need their voices to be heard.
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Equality
We recognises that the services BAH provides need to be accessible to all community members across a broad range of cultural, political and social demographics. To achieve this, BAH needs to keep a business ethos of inclusivity and listen to the voices and needs of all members of the LGBTQI+ community.
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Respect and Dignity
That all people, regardless of race, economic standing, culture, age, colour or diverse sex, sexuality and gender have a right to feel safe, and be treated ethically and with due regard.
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OUR SERVICES
& PROGRAMS
WHAT
we got grants!
We're expanding opportunities for LGBTQI+ people and are currently accepting applications for BAH Grants.
Our fund is independent and made possible by fundraising efforts, especially from our Rainbow Gala. We support progressive projects in health services, mental health, entrepreneurial and startup, rehabilitation and social work, and private/personal ventures.
GRANTS
it's personal and grassroots
We're all about being face to face and hands-on when it comes to building the relationships that ultimately enable us to fundraise. Here are the eight primary strategies applied: Sponsorships, grants, corporate and business donations, individual donations, giveaways, peer-to-peer and group fundraising. (Soon to add workshops and educational events in partnership with our alliances and partnerships).
FUND
RAISING
EDUCATION AND OTHER stuff
In support of the LGBTQI+ community, we partner with aligned local businesses and community groups to form partnerships to create and be involved in gender aesthetic workshops. These workshops assist the community in designing a physical aesthetic they feel comfortable in.
WORK
SHOPS
sponsorship - a connective tissue
Sponsorships allow us to partner with other reputable organisations to receive funds and in-kind donations. We welcome many kinds of sponsorships, from a general partnership, or shared involvement, or commitment as a joint venture working in conjunction with a campaign or event.
COMMUNITY
SUPPORT
OUR HISTORY
PAST
History
Beyond A hug is the brain child of founder Wendy Zoccoli; advocate and an staunch ally to the LGBTQI+ community for many years.

Volunteering with Free Mum Hugs Perth at the 2019 Pride Fair Day, Wendy was overwhelmed by the amount of people who reached out to her afterwards, searching for help and assistance.

Despite her efforts, Wendy was unable to find a WA based directory with the connections the LGBTQI+ community members she was now in touch with, were searching for. So, she began her quest, and Beyond A Hug was born to fill this gap.

"BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER, BECAUSE WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER"
Wendy Zoccoli
Founder
Beyond A Hug
2021
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