This video from ‘This Is a Show For Parents of Gay* Kids’ explores the differences between the concepts of sexuality and gender identity.
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 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.
Download Growing Up Queer research report (2014) [PDF]
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.
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
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. 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.
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.