This page contains information and resources for parents and other caregivers. It includes reports, research and a range of other materials and information. These resources may also be found on the ‘students’ or ‘teachers’ pages if they are relevant to these groups. If you have any questions or if you’re looking for information on a particular issue or topic which you can’t find here, please contact us.

Coming Out / Inviting In (Factsheet)

Like many words and terms, “Coming Out” means different things to different people. It generally means telling other people about your gender identity or sexuality. It can mean realising you are attracted to people of the same sex, perhaps calling yourself gay, lesbian or bisexual, and deciding to tell some people in your life. It…

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Gender Is Not Uniform (PDF)

Gender is Not Uniform is a campaign from Safe Schools Coalition Victoria aimed at supporting gender diversity in schools through inclusive uniforms and challenging transphobia. While most students will have never considered their own gender identity, there are a growing number of young people taking steps to express gender identity in ways that may differ from…

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Growing Up Queer (Research)

Twenty10 along with partners The University of Western Sydney and The Young and Well CRC recently released ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. A new study has found that 16% of young people who identify as Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Intersex or Queer (LGBTIQ) have attempted suicide and…

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National Survey of Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education 2010 (Research)

Teachers are a vital resource in Australia’s response to preventing STIs, unintended pregnancy, and coercive sexual activity among young people. Properly designed sexuality education, delivered by well-trained and supported teachers, can reduce the risks and underlying vulnerabilities young people face (UNESCO 2009, International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education). You can download a copy here: First National Survey of Australian…

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Family Planning NSW Bookshop

The Family Planning NSW Bookshop is widely used by clinicians, teachers, youth workers and parents in particular wanting up to date and credible information on issues ranging from contraception to puberty and sexual health for people with disabilities. Please click here to view

The Whittington Family: Ryland’s story (Video)

Jeff and Hillary Whittington found out they were expecting their first child, which they were told was a girl, in 2007 and soon welcomed little baby Ryland. As Ryland grew up, they noticed their child was not just a “tomboy” or going through “a phase.” Ryland eventually began show signs of shame. One day, Ryland…

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Families Like Mine (Guide)

A guide for parents and families of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. This resource includes a glossary, resources and support information. You can download a copy from Beyond Blue here: Families Like Mine.