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.
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.
‘This Is A Show For Parents of Gay* Kids’ is dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids.
Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, answer the many questions they were receiving from parents whose children had recently come out to them. The show sources voices from across the world to help answer these questions, including advice from Dannielle and Kristin themselves, parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.
Families like mine is a guide for parents and families to help create a supportive and inclusive family environment for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB), gender diverse or questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
This guide offers perspectives from LGB and gender diverese peolpe and families, information and links to community networks to help you support your child or loved one as you move forwards together.
View the guide at www.beyondblue.org.au/familieslikemine
Many gay identifying people come out during their teens – would your teen feel comfortable talking to you about their sexuality? This video gives people some tips on how to provide emotional support, maintain trust and help your teen feel safe, as well as what to expect from the conversation.