Welcome to Being Proud, a project of Working It Out Inc. Tasmania.

Information and resources for Tasmanian parents and families of young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sexuality Diverse and Gender Diverse.

If you have feedback, a personal story or know of a resource you think we should list on Being Proud, let us know!

Latest Resources

Intersex: Stories and Statistics from Australia
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Organisation Intersex International Australia have announced a forthcoming book titled ‘Intersex: Stories and Statistics from Australia‘. Written by Tiffany Jones, Bonnie Hart, Morgan Carpenter, Gavi Ansara, William Leonard, and Jayne Lucke, the book draws on stories and statistics from the first Australian national… Continue Reading Intersex: Stories and Statistics from Australia

Five Things You Can Do For Your Intersex Child
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Georgiann Davis is an intersex person, activist and assistant professor of sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Georgiann has written a great article for The Parents Project on five helpful things that parents can do to support their… Continue Reading Five Things You Can Do For Your Intersex Child

Article: Not All Transgender People Have Dysphoria – And Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters
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An informative opinion piece written by Sam Dylan Finch, on why not all trans* identifying people experience gender dysphoria – the medical term for the distress or discomfort that occurs when the gender someone is assigned at birth does not… Continue Reading Article: Not All Transgender People Have Dysphoria – And Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters

Directory of Suicide Prevention and Support Services in Tasmania
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The Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network (TSPCN) have put together a directory of suicide prevention and support services for people in Tasmania. Published in August 2015, the directory provides useful and up to date information on Tasmanian support services. Download… Continue Reading Directory of Suicide Prevention and Support Services in Tasmania

QLife Australia QLives Video Series
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  QLife is the Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI). QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to people of all ages across… Continue Reading QLife Australia QLives Video Series

Being Proud Website Launch
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You are invited to the offical launch (with cake) of www.beingproud.org.au at the Working It Out 17th Annual General Meeting. Details below.   Launch of Being Proud Website Time 11:00am (AGM followed by website launch) Date Saturday 26th September 2015… Continue Reading Being Proud Website Launch

What does it mean to be Intersex? UN Free and Equal Campaign
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The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner have released a new video and factsheet entiteld ‘What does it mean to be Intersex?’ as part of the UN Free & Equal campaign. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that… Continue Reading What does it mean to be Intersex? UN Free and Equal Campaign

Gender Help for Parents
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Gender Help for Parents Gender Help for Parents is a website created and maintained by “Australian parents who have struggled to find information about services and support for issues around their children’s gender identity.” The aim of the website is to make gender… Continue Reading Gender Help for Parents

What It’s Like to Be Intersex
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This short video from Inter/Act Youth (USA) explores ‘What it’s like to be intersex’.