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Info you need to know

FC is all about getting the right info to you so you can make informed choices about sexuality, sex,  gender and your general health. Check out the resources and Info Pages below. Most resources available for download require Adobe Acrobat for viewing. Get a copy of adobe acrobat for FREE here.

Useful Downloads from FC


You're Not Alone (updated October 2012)

A booklet with everything you need to know when you have just have realised you're LGBTIQ! Has heaps of questions and answers, myths, stereotypes and great tips for coming out to friends and family.
Download the PDF here.







Someome You Love Booklet

Someone You Love

A great booklet to give to family & friends if you are coming out. This booklet answers lots of questions frequently asked by family & friends when someone close to them comes out. Download the PDF here.








Safe Space Poster

 FC Safe Space Poster

Freedom Centre wouldn’t be if it weren’t for our ‘safe space’ policy. This poster is great to put up anywhere “where everyone is respected and listened to and has rights and is valued and has the freedom to be themselves”. We give this out to services who want to show that they are a safe space for people with diverse sexuality and gender to feel free to be themselves.
Download the PDF here.




Great booklets and resources from other organisations


OMG I'm Trans

Embracing your gender identity is an amazing thing, but navigating coming out, school uniform, legal rights, talking to doctors, and everything else can be tricky on your own, so Minus18 created OMG I'm Trans!

Made by trans young people, for trans young people, covering all the things we wanted to as young gender diverse people coming out!
Read it here http://minus18.org.au/omgit/omgit-web.pdf




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The essential WA based booklet with lots of info about being Trans*.








GQ (Gender Questioning)

A booklet about gender diversity for young people who are questioning their gender. Produced in Melbourne by Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria and Trans Melbourne Gender Project in 2006.








However You Wanna See Me, I'm Just Me


A booklet for combatting homophobia and transphobia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay men, lesbians and sistergirls. Download a copy of the booklet from ACON's website here; http://www.acon.org.au/sites/default/files/Homophobia-and-transphobia.pdf



OMG My Friend's Queer!


A booklet for young people who's friend is Queer. from Minus18 and Safe Schools Coalition Victoria. Download a pdf copy of this booklet here






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Wear It With Pride


85 Federal laws that discriminated against same-sex couples and their families have been reformed. Use the Reform Finder, find out which changes fit you and WEAR IT WITH PRIDE.






Families Like Mine online resource by Beyond Blue 


A great resource guide for families of young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender diverse, or who are questioning their sexuality or gender.


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Queer 101 Roostertails comic

The Queer 101 Down Low on Gender, Sex, & Sexuality: A super simple comic guide is super simple and super useful. www.roostertailscomic.com/comic/queer-101-third-edition 


OMG I Think I'm Queer!

A booklet for young people who are realising or questioning if they are Queer. from Minus18 and Safe Schools Coalition Victoria. Download a pdf copy of this booklet here




Another Closet

Another Closet

Another Closet website and booklet are for people in LGBTIQ relationships who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence. Download the Another Closet booklet pdf or check out the website www.anothercloset.com.au



Equality Rules


The Equality Rules booklet is designed to provide basic information about the law to help people become aware of their rights and responsibilities under Western Australian and Federal law. Equality Rules is a joint project of  Gay and Lesbian Equality (GALE) and Living Proud LGBTI Community Services WA (formerly Gay and Lesbian Community Services /GLCS). Download the booklet pdf from the Living Proud website resources page.





 BeyondBlue Fact Sheet

BeyondBlue LGBTIQ Youth Fact sheet


A useful fact sheet from BeyondBlue about Depression and Anxiety in young People who are gay, Lesbian, bisexual, Transgender or Intersex.

https://www.bspg.com.au/dam/bsg/product?client=BEYONDBLUE&prodid=BL/0643&type=file (direct link) or go to the GLBTI people page on the BeyondBlue website for more information




School Information and Resources

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 Safe Schools Coalition of Australia

The Foundation for Young Australians have been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training to manage the SSC with local partners around Australia. It started in WA in September 2015 and Freedom Centre's managing organisation, the WA AIDS Council, is the WA partner!

Go to www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au to register your school, see their resources , many of which are listed below, and more! Or email the Safe Schools Coalition WA Senior Project Officer, Olivia Knowles on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or the WA Project Officer Katie Darby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Equal Opportunity Commission of WA

Equal Opportunity Commission of WA Safer Schools program

The EOC WA have done research and advocacy work under their Challenging Sexuality and Gender based Bullying in Schools project. Particularly useful documents that have come out of this project are;

Safe Schools Do Better

Safe Schools Do Better

Safe Schools Do Better and here's the booklet that outlines why and has everything you ened to know about supporting same gender attracted, intersex and gender diverse students!  Go to safeschoolscoalition.org.au or download the pdf here




Kick Starting Your Safe School

Kick Starting Your Safe School

This guide is an introduction to how you can kick start your school to be safer for LGBTIQ students. Check out our eight practical ideas for schools to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia and actively support gender diversity and sexual diversity. Go to safeschoolscoalition.org.au or  download the PDF.




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Guide to supporting a Student to Affirm or Transition Gender at School 

This guide is intended to help all schools to provide support for students who are taking steps to affirm a gender identity at school that is different from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Download the pdf here by Safe Schools Coalition www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au 



 Gender Is Not Uniform

Gender Is Not Uniform Resource Guide and Posters

Gender is Not Uniform is a campaign aimed at supporting gender diversity in schools through inclusive uniforms and challenging transphobia. Go to https://minus18.org.au/index.php/resource-packs/gender-is-not-uniform to download the booklet PDF from Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria.





 Stand Out Booklet 
A resource for students standing out against homophobia and transphobia in schools. Go to download the booklet pdf here or get it from Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria. The booklet is by Minus18 and  Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria.







All Of Us - Health and Physical Education Resource

A teaching and learning resource, All Of Us, is designed for use by school teachers with Years 7 and 8 students. It focuses on helping students to build an awareness and understanding of diversity in the community and to foster empathy for others. All Of Us was developed by a team of professional experts and has been independently reviewed as being age appropriate, educationally sound and aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Download/view the pdf.

Source: Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria and Safe Schools Coalition  www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au





 Hosting Inclusive School Formals
Guide to Hosting Inclusive School Formals 

This is a quick guide to the policy and practice that can help make your school event safe, inclusive and fun for all students. Download the pdf here. By Safe Schools Coalition Australia www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au , Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, and Minus18.



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Beyond "That's So Gay": Challenging Homophobia in Australian Schools


This a book, a blog , a 'National Institute fro Challenging Homophobia in Education' and some useful info sheets for supportng LGBTIQ young people;

Understanding Education Policy

Understanding Education Policy by Tiffany Jones

  • First book on education policy analysis in a theoretically broad and practical manner
  • Represents a new theorisation of the policy field, or ‘new knowledge’
  • Explains existing terms often used in research but poorly defined in the field Includes practical examples, key vocabulary and reflection activities


Looking for more info for your school?

Check out more schools resources from around the world in the Freedom Centre’s Schools Links and more useful info in the Links Directory and Info sections of our website. Plus there’s heaps of excellent stuff to get talking with young people on the FCYeah Tumblr Blog, and FC’s playlists on our youtube channel . Or have FC come out to your school to do student workshops or Teacher Trainings!

Research and Reports

Freedom Centre

Freedom Centre contributes to research, strategies and other relevant resources in order to further our objectives and promote the wellbeing of LGBTIQ young people. Some of these include:



These are some links to reports and information that may be particularly useful for professionals and students who want extra information and to see the research that has been done around LGBTIQ people's wellbeing and diversity, sexual health and the Freedom Centre’s peer-based model for service delivery;

Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research (WACHPR)

You’ll find the following reports which may be of use:

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)

You’ll find the following reports at www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/;

Australian Human Rights Commission

You'll find a number of relevant reports and other information;



National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National organisation for LGBTI Health that is a coalition of organisations from across Australia which provide health-related programs, services and research targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality and gender diverse people (LGBTI). They have heaps of useful papers and information, particularly on Mental Health and Suicide and Health and Human Rights. Go to lgbtihealth.org.au or particularly see;


Growing Up Queer by the Young and Well CRC

The Young and Well CRC, with partners the University of Western Sydney and Twenty10, releases ‘Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse’. Download the pdf here.

Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)

GLHV have an online Clearinghouse full of great information on a huge range of subjects surrounding Gay and Lesbian Health.Go to http://www.glhv.org.au


National Centre in HIV Social Research

Sexual health surveys of the gay community in Perth (and other cities of Australia) go to http://nchsr.arts.unsw.edu.au/publications

The Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society Position Statement on Use of Therapies that Attempt to Change Sexual Orientation. Go to http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/statements/ for all of their statements.

The Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association’s Position Statement on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity. Go to http://www.ama.com.au/web.nsf/doc/WEEN-5GA2YX


Suicide Prevention Australia

Suicide Prevention Australia have a Position Statement on Suicide and self-harm among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities. Go to http://suicidepreventionaust.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SPA-GayLesbian-PositionStatement.pdf

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue's Campaign and Resources at www.beyondblue.org.au/glbti. In particular they have;


No To Homophobia

The No To Homophobia campaign is an initiative led by the ALSO Foundation in partnership with the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, TransGender Victoria and the Anti-Violence Project of Victoria, with key support from the Human Rights Law Centre, Headspace and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. www.notohomophobia.com.au

Queer & A - the FC Podcast!!!

Check out the 1st episode of Queer & A, FC's all new podcast. We'll be on iTunes soon but in the meantime you can take a listen here :)