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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rainbow Bridge website is designed to be a starting point for information about living in Queensland as a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. However, some of the content is of relevance whatever your location.
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.
PFLAG Victoria provides a limited range of resources, as well as having regular gatherings for parents, friends and families in Melbourne.
This site has a number of resources and links to other parent/family support networks.