LGBTI

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6 - short films

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
emotional literacy
families and friendships
LGBTI
mental health
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
bullying
sexual diversity

6 short films centred around a group of 17 year old males and the issues they are dealing with. Topics: self-esteem, bullying, sexuality, suicide, crime, drink driving. .

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ACON

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Websites
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
sexual diversity

ACON supports community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Research and reports
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
LGBTI
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

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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Dr Yes

Presenters/Workshops
Agencies
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
families and friendships
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
relationships
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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Gender Spectrum

Support services
Programs
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
gender
help seeking
gender diversity
LGBTI

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 for teenagers

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
LGBTI
puberty
friendships
romantic
sexual
bullying
sexual diversity
sexting

Fiction


'Girls Like That' explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral.

'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.

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Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools

Guidelines
Western Australia
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
sexual diversity

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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Headspace

Agencies
Support services
Websites
Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
gender diversity
LGBTI
mental health
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
sexual diversity
sexual health

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour (2012)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
LGBTI
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.

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Inclusive Education WA (IEWA)

Agencies
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
intersex variations
gender diversity
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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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families and friendships
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexting
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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Let's talk about where babies come from

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
consent
families and friendships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

Non-fiction


Comics and cartoons outlining:  similarities and differences between girls and boys, growing up, reproductive organs, how babies are made, what sex is, what is love, same sex attraction, conception, pregnancy, different types of birth, genetics (e.g. hair colour), different kinds of families, keeping safe (consensual touch), HIV (but not other STI/BBVs). A book that parents/teachers can read to younger children, or older children can read themselves. 

Book review by Cath Hak 4min 36sec.


Age: 7 to 11 years.

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Living Proud

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
help seeking
intersex variations
gender diversity
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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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
help seeking
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
parenting
friendships
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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Relationships Australia

Agencies
Support services
Programs
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
LGBTI
multicultural
parenting
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
sexual diversity

The Western Australian branch of Relationships Australia offers a wide range of programs and services to support positive and respectful relationships.

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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
gender
gender diversity
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexual diversity
sexting

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
intersex variations
gender diversity
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 education in a time of moral panic - and how it's failing our children (2019)

Research and reports
News articles
Teacher
Parent
Australia
LGBTI
parenting
sex education
sexual diversity

A news article from The Age.

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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
families and friendships
help seeking
immunisation
gender diversity
LGBTI
mental health
pornography
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
sexting
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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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
emotional literacy
gender
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexual diversity
special needs

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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