BeLonG To is an Irish based service supporting young LGBT people and their parents. They suggest answers to a lot of common questions that parents ask such as “What does it mean to be Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual or Transgender (LGBT)?” and “How can I support my child?”
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.
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.