Safe Schools Coalition Australia is a national coalition dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people. Safe Schools Coalition Australia member schools have access to a broad range of tools, resources and support that suit the unique needs, concerns and capacity of your school community. These services…Details
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Eight practical ideas for schools to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia and actively support gender diversity and
sexual diversity. You can download a copy from Safe Schools Coalition Australia here: Guide to kick starting your safe school (PDF)
This resource has been developed by Safe Schools Coalition Victoria to provide information and practical strategies on why and how to tackle homophobia. How can you help make sure your school is a safe school, where every family can belong, every teacher can teach and every student can learn? You can download a copy here: Challenging…Details
Pridentity is an education program to help students become informed about sexuality and sexual diversity, the myths and facts about same-sex attraction and transgender issues, homophobia and bullying, and gender stereotypes. Developed by Women’s Health in the North, this resource kit focuses on inclusive sexuality education for secondary school students. The kit is designed for…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
“Some Girls like Girls….” is an A4 poster aimed at young people to promote inclusivity and a “welcome all” attitude. Designed by same sex attracted young people of Rural Victoria and adapted for NSW by Family Planning NSW and Twenty10, the poster is best used in schools and youth centres to help create a safe and welcoming…Details
Same Difference from Family Planning NSW delivers sexual diversity and anti-homophobia education sessions for secondary school students, youth organisations, teachers and other youth professionals. Sessions can be tailored for your Crossroads, Welfare Day or Wellbeing Program.These sessions utilise interactive education techniques, with activities relating to discrimination, homophobia and developing a safe and supportive environment for…Details
Roz Ward from Safe Schools Coalition Victoria introduces the ideas behind the introduction of the coalition and some practical tips on challenging ‘that’s so gay’ in the classroom. You can view the video here.
This audit, written by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, makes it easier to identify what schools can do to promote the wellbeing of same sex attracted students. You can download a copy from the Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria’s website here: How to support sexual diversity in schools.