The Gender Centre

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The Gender Centre, NSW

The Gender Centre offers a wide range of services to transgender and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends in New South Wales. It includes links to current news items related to issues around gender diversity, and a range of fact sheets. They also publish the quarterly magazine Polare, and have an archive containing articles from all past issues. The resources published by the Gender Centre are also relevant to people outside of New South Wales.

 

Transcend

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Transcend

Transcend is an online information hub for parents and families of transgender children. It was founded by parents who felt clear and concise information would help others access appropriate support for their transgender children. Has a range of information including legal, articles, books, news and family stories.

 

Sexuality Is Not A Choice

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The ‘Sexuality is Not a Choice’ booklet is written with the intention of assisting parents, families and friends to gain more understanding of concerns and fears many parents experience when a loved one discloses their sexuality. The booklet is produced by PLFAG Brisbane who also provide a range of booklets and resources with different focuses.

Download ‘Sexuality is not a choice’ booklet

It Gets Better (Australia/New Zealand)

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It Gets Better YouTube Channel

It Gets Better Website

The ‘It Gets Better’ project was started to show Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender young people, the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. It originated in the USA, and makes the point that without positive mentors in their lives, LGBT young people often can’t imagine what their future may hold.

Families Like Mine (BeyondBlue)

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Families like mine (BeyondBlue)

Families like mine is a multimedia guide that offers practical advice to families of young gender diverse people, same-sex attracted and bisexual people, and those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. The guide was developed because research shows that family support can have a significant positive impact on the mental health of young lesbian, gay, bisexual or gender diverse people.

The Parents Project

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The Parents Project

A USA based website “Helping Parents Understand Their LGBTQ Kids”. From the authors of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, this website was begun in an effort to answer the many questions they were receiving from parents whose children had recently come out to them. It includes videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents.

Parents and Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

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PFLAG Brisbane

PFLAG stands for Parents, Families (and Friends) of Lesbians and Gays and is an international peer support group that has been operating in Australia for over 30 years. PFLAG Brisbane operates under the auspice of the Queensland AIDS Council. They have an extensive range of resources with information about sexuality and gender, most of which are targeted at parents.

PLFAG Victoria

PFLAG Victoria provides a limited range of resources, as well as having regular gatherings for parents, friends and families in Melbourne.

PLFAG Australia

This site has a number of resources and links to other parent/family support networks.

 

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