Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools and Colleges

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Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools and Colleges, produced by the Tasmanian Government Department of Education, provides guidelines for Tasmanian schools to enable them to be inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex students, families and staff. The guidelines include information regarding legislation, research, providing a supportive school culture, and how schools will be measured on their improvement.

Visit the website: Tasmanian Government Department of Education

Download the Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools and Colleges [PDF]

 

Growing Up Queer

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Growing Up Queer was a national research study released in 2014 looking into the issues facing young Australians who are gender variant and sexuality diverse. It demonstrates the need for greater community education, training of educators, doctors and health professionals about the health and wellbeing issues facing young Australians who are gender variant and sexuality diverse.

Visit Growing Up Queer

Download Growing Up Queer research report (2014) [PDF]

 

Stop. Think. Respect. (BeyondBlue)

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Stop. Think. Respect. Video Playlist (BeyondBlue)

A series of videos which are part of beyondblue’s Stop. Think. Respect. LGBTI campaign. There are a number of clips of people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex lived experiences telling their stories, as well as a television advertising campaign.

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.

Safe Schools Coalition Australia

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Safe Schools Coalition Australia

SSCA is a national coalition dedicated to helping schools be safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families. Working It Out is the state partner in Tasmania. Check out the website for information about how schools can join the coalition and be supported to be inclusive. Safe Schools Coalition Australia is convened by the Foundation for Young Australians and is based on a model developed by Safe Schools Coalition Victoria.

Rainbow Network

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Rainbow Network

A Victorian based website and network providing resources and support for anyone seeking to provide safe, inclusive spaces for LGBTI young people. They have a number of great resources and links for parents, carers and families, as well as for people working with LGBTI young people.

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