Gender diversity

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Inclusive Education WA (IEWA)

Agencies
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
gender diversity
health education
intersex variations
LGBTI
sexual diversity

NB: Funding for Inclusive Education WA (IEWA) ceased in October 2020. IEWA previously provided professional development and support for WA schools and staff who wanted to ensure that their schools environment were safe and inclusive for everyone, including for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse (SSAIGD) students, staff and families. Work is currently underway to help address the gap in this area. Please use the 'contact us' feature if you require support in this area in the meantime.

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Issues Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) children and young people

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
parenting
research and reports
sex education
sexual diversity

Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.

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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.

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LGBTIQ+ inclusivity school climate assessment

Guidelines
Teacher
Western Australia
gender diversity
sexual diversity

An assessment tool developed by Inclusive Education WA to assess the environment of the school for the safety and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ students and staff. Assessment tools for staff, administration and students.

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Living Proud

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
gender diversity
help seeking
intersex variations
LGBTI
mental health
sexual diversity

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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Ms Represented

Videos
Websites
Australia
gender
gender diversity
health education
law

This web page is an overview of an ABC documentary that interviewed women who are or have been in Australian politics. The web page provides an introduction that highlights historical moments and that so many of these moments have only recently occurred in Australian history.

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On the number of intersex people

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
families
gender diversity
health education
intersex variations
parenting
research and reports
sexual diversity

This article reviews available data on the number of intersex people, and the complications involved in data collection.

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

Support services
Agencies
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
intersex variations
LGBTI
parenting
sexual diversity

PFLAG-WA is an organisation that supports 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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Principles of gender-inclusive puberty and health education (2016)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
gender diversity
puberty
sex education

Providing perspectives and language to account for every student's unique journey through puberty to adulthood.

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Reachout.com

Apps
Support services
Agencies
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
health education
help seeking
intimate relationships
mental health
multicultural
online
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

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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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
consent
emotional literacy
friendships
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
law
media literacy
online
sexting
sexual abuse

A free three stage education program for high school students. Each stage offers a term of scaffolded lessons that builds upon the previous stage. Topics include: gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful relationship qualities, non-consensual image sharing, decision making frameworks, communication techniques, sexual consent and sexual assault, help seeking and critical analysis.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

Free books/brochures
Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.

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Safe Schools Coalition

Agencies
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
LGBTI
mental health
sexual diversity

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 Ed Rescue

Agencies
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
gender diversity
intimate relationships
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who 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. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
disabilities
families
gender diversity
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

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

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Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Programs
Social media
Websites
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
gender diversity
help seeking
immunisation
intimate relationships
LGBTI
mental health
pornography
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
sexual health
sexual abuse
STIs and BBVs

Sexual Health Quarters (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 identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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Sexuality and gender based bullying in schools fact sheets

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
gender diversity
guidelines
intersex variations
sexual diversity

Equal Opportunity Commission fact sheets for students, parents/care givers and school staff.

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Starting a Rainbow Group

Free books/brochures
Guidelines
Professional development
Teacher notes
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
guidelines
health education
sexual diversity

A resource that helps schools develop groups that empower all young people and in particular members of the LGBTIQA+ community. This resource schools to be inclusive and supportive environments free from discrimination, bullying and harassment regardless of intersex status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Supporting sexual diversity, intersex and gender diversity in schools (2015)

Guidelines
Teacher
Australia
gender diversity
guidelines
intersex variations
sex education
sexual diversity

Safe schools Coalition Australia resource created in 2015.

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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

Books
Free books/brochures
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
disabilities
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sexual diversity

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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