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

Watch: What are Pronouns?
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Minus18 have created a guide on what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use new ones and support your trans friends! Watch the video here. 

Resource: A LGBTQ+ guide to Facebook and Instagram
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An informative and visual guide to keeping social media a safe space. Read or download the guide here.

18+ Support
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Free, confidential in-person support sessions for individuals and their family/friends regarding sexuality, gender identity and/or intersex status. Sessions available in Burnie, Hobart and Launceston or by phone, online video or other methods by negotiation.… Continue Reading 18+ Support

Resource: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community
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BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation is committed to empowering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community through innovation, inclusion, understanding and advocacy. Learn more about BlaQ here.

Webchat: Online peer support
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QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Learn more and access the webchat here.

Resource: Sexuality explained
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Sexuality is not about who you have sex with, or how often you have it. Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people. You can find other people physically,… Continue Reading Resource: Sexuality explained

Resource: Understanding Sexuality
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Understanding sexuality and sexual identity – for family and friends If a young person has confided in you, take the time to ask them how you can support them. The term sexuality refers to… Continue Reading Resource: Understanding Sexuality

Pronouns: Resource: Language for identity
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The language used to affirm the identities of trans and gender diverse people is constantly evolving, but it is a vital part of how we show our respect and support. The Parents of Gender… Continue Reading Pronouns: Resource: Language for identity

Pronouns: 9 books to introduce gender and pronouns to kids
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This website provides recommendations of 9 great books for kids to learn about gender and pronouns. Click here to see the list.