FREEDOM CENTRE RESOURCES
FC is all about getting the right info to you so you can make informed choices about sexuality, gender, sex and your general health. Check out the resources below. Most resources available for download require Adobe Acrobat for viewing.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
A booklet with everything you need to know when you've just realised you're LGBTIQ+! Has heaps of questions and answers, myths, stereotypes and great tips for coming out to friends and family.
SOMEONE YOU LOVE
A great booklet to give to family and friends if you are coming out. It answers lots of questions frequently asked by family and friends when someone close to them comes out.
FC SAFE SPACE POSTER
Freedom Centre wouldn’t be what it is without our ‘safe space’ policy. This poster is great to put up anywhere “where everyone is respected, listened to, has rights, 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.
FREE TO BE ME REPORT
LGBTIQ+ Young People who Access the Freedom Centre (2012-2014): Reducing Mental Health Issues and Suicidality and Promoting Overall Wellbeing. 5.8mb
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.
FAMILIES LIKE MINE
A great resource guide from Beyond Blue for families of young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender diverse or questioning their sexuality or gender.
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).
BEYOND BLUE LGBTIQ YOUTH FACT SHEET
A useful fact sheet from Beyond Blue about depression and anxiety in young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning.
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 Beyond Blue website for more information http://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/gay-lesbian-bi-trans-and-intersex-glbti-people
BEYOND 'THAT'S SO GAY': CHALLENGING HOMOPHOBIA IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS
For The Head (Modern Day Snapshot of LGBT Australia; LGBT Life in Australia; LGBT Coping in Australia)
For The Heart (Amber’s Story; Simon’s Story; Mini’s Story)
For The Hand: (Starting LGBT Conversations; Supporting LGBT Young People; Resources That Might Help)