Gender diversity


2018 6th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health

The 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2018 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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ABC Splash

Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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FPV: Family Planning Victoria

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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Girls like that and other plays

Topics: sexting, LGBTI, sexual diversity, families, transgender, gender diversity.


Fiction


Girls Like That explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral. Legend High School's version of the play (external link) 1hr 51min 

Banana Boys is about the challenge of being on the school football team and being secretly gay.

Holloway Jones is a about with growing up with a parent in prison.

Pronoun is about two childhood sweethearts dealing with the fact that one of them, Isabella, has come out as transgender.


Ages: 13+

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Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools

The Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools were released by the Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia in 2014 to assist schools, in both public and private education sectors, to effectively address bullying specific to sexuality and gender diversity.

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LGBTI: Freedom Centre

The Freedom Centre supports young people (under 26), families and communities to be healthy, happy and informed about diverse sexuality, sex and gender. They host drop in spaces and peer support for young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer and Questioning.

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LGBTI: Living Proud

Living Proud is a non-profit organisation that provides support, information and resources to the WA lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, other sex, sexuality and gender diverse community. Services include: peer counselling, telephone counselling, professional development and lived experience forums.

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LGBTI: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays WA (PFLAG-WA)

An organisation supporting the parents, family members and friends of loved ones who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. They offer peer support through their phone line and support group meetings.

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Reachout.com

Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

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Safe Schools Coalition

A national coalition dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.

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Sex education: Sex Ed Rescue

Cath Hakanson is a sex educator that helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp.

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Sexual health: Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

SHQ provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual orientation, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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Sexual Health: YACWA - YEP Crew (Youth Educating Peers)

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's (YACWA) YEP Crew support and educate young people in relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues. They run a variety of interactive workshops for young people that run from 45 min to 1.5 hours and are led by peer educators. Topics include: respectful relationships and consent; STIs and BBVs; contraception; gender and sexuality; the technosexual world; sex and the law.

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SHFPACT: Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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Special needs: People 1st Programme

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex (newly updated!) - FREE

A WA Department of Health booklet developed to support parents to initiate regular and relaxed conversations with their children about relationships and sexuality. Age and stage appropriate information for parents with children birth to teens. First published 2011, updated in 2019.

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The sex education answer book

Topics: sex education, puberty, reproduction, gender diversity, sexual diversity, contraception, romantic relationships, intimate relationships, bodies, consent, pornography, sex education.


Non-fiction


Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.


Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds

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Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often. - FREE

Top 20 tips for talking to kids about relationships and sexuality and the top 10 reasons why we must talk soon and often. An A4 flyer that outlines the tips included in the Talk soon. Talk often book on page 10-11 and 76-77. 

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