Sexuality

Helplines

  • NSW Gay & Lesbian Counselling - 1800 184 527. Available from 5.30pm – 9.30pm, 7 days a week.

Websites

  • Twenty10 supports young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.  Resources are available to download.
  • Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. The website features real stories for young people, parents and carers and information on where to get help. Headspace has over 30 factsheets on mental health related issues including depression, eating disorders, alcohol, drugs, psychosis, self harm, relationships, sexuality, natural disasters, grief, trauma and bullying. Check out the Headspace YouTube channel
  • PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a non-profit voluntary organisation keeping families together.
  • Right Now is a website is run by ACON for GLBTIQ young people and provides information on sexual health, alcohol and drugs, domestic violence and mental health.
  • OII Australia Provides information, education and peer support for intersex people. Downloadable resources are available to explain intersex to the LGBT and broader communities, service providers and parents of intersex children.

Videos and resources

  • Families like mine is a guide for parents and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse or who are questioning their sexuality of gender identity.
  • These videos are available in the Tune In Not Out website's sexuality section.
    • Bisexuality - Minus 18 TV talk to bisexual teens and help tackle the questions and stigma surrounding bisexuality.
    • Gender Identity AKA Puppets was created by young people at Twenty10 in 2012 and is aimed at gender diverse young people, their families and communities.
    • U R Not Alone is a collaboration with the Twenty10 organisation in Sydney with stories of coming out, resilience, support and hope by LGBTI youth.
    • Dear My Year 7 Self - "Just because we're straight, doesn't mean we have to be narrow. You're going to have people in your life who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans ... and that's a pretty awesome thing."