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.

 

Monash Gender Clinic

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Monash Gender Dysphoria Clinic (http://www.monashhealth.org/page/gender_dysophoria)

This website provides a summary of the services provided by the Monash Gender Dysphoria Clinic based in Melbourne. It also provides a clear description of what is meant by ‘gender dysphoria’.

About The Clinic

“The Gender Dysphoria Clinic is part of the Monash Health network, in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. It also has links with the Monash University Department of Psychological Medicine. The clinic is the only government-funded clinic of its kind in Australia, and it also receives referrals from neighbouring States. The clinic aims to provide an assessment and treatment service for patients experiencing Gender Dysphoria.
The clinic’s primary client-base are those patients who have a strong and persistent wish to live as their non-birth-assigned gender, as well as a desire to make their body as congruent as possible with their affirmed gender. The clinic assesses patients and, where appropriate, assists them with the “transition process” from one gender to another, often through various gender reassignment steps including psychotherapy, hormone therapy and surgery.
The clinic has several permanent part-time staff members, as well as several clinical associates. All clinical staff, including associates, meet regularly in order to evaluate the progress of patients.
Procedures within the clinic are consistent with the Standards of Care guidelines published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and endorsed by ANZPATH (Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health – www.anzpath.org).”

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.

 

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]

 

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

Writing Themselves In 3

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Writing Themselves In 3

Writing Themselves In 3 is the third national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people in Australia. It highlights young people’s experiences of discrimination, as well as the protective factors that can improve their overall wellbeing.

Access the report: http://www.glhv.org.au/report/writing-themselves-3-wti3-report

 

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.

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.

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