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

Understanding the Intersex Community
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Intersex people are born with a variety of differences in their sex traits and reproductive anatomy. According to experts, upper estimates are that nearly 2% of the general population is born with intersex traits… Continue Reading Understanding the Intersex Community

A Resource for Intersex Young People
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Finding out you have an intersex variation can come as a big surprise! It’s not something most of us have heard about growing up, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are heaps of… Continue Reading A Resource for Intersex Young People

Coming Out in Families
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Coming out will be a different experience for different people. Some young people will have struggled with their sexuality or gender identity, and may find it difficult to tell friends and family. Others may… Continue Reading Coming Out in Families

Supporting an Intersex Teenager
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Raising or supporting a teen with an intersex variation can present new challenges as they begin to make their own choices and to define who they are. This article provides some background to help… Continue Reading Supporting an Intersex Teenager

Parent Support Options – Working It Out
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Need someone to talk to in relation to a family member’s diverse gender, sex or sexuality (see below for people 18 or under)? Trying to work out what it all means? Wanting to learn… Continue Reading Parent Support Options – Working It Out

Sexual Attraction and Orientation
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As people pass from childhood into their teen years and beyond, their bodies develop and change. So do their emotions and feelings. Learn more at Teens Health here

Understanding Sexuality
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The teenage years are a time when many young people start to discover their sexuality. Sexuality includes feelings and attraction on all different levels – not just who you have sex with. While this… Continue Reading Understanding Sexuality

What is Gender Identity?
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Gender identity is how you perceive your gender, how you show this to others, and how you want others to treat you. The headspace website has information to explain gender identity and links to… Continue Reading What is Gender Identity?

Resource: Transcend Australia
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Transcend Australia is working towards a world where trans, gender diverse and non-binary children are embraced and given every opportunity to thrive and flourish. Transcend’s purpose is to support, affirm and celebrate the lives… Continue Reading Resource: Transcend Australia