If the teen in your life has recently told you that they don’t identify with their assigned gender these resources may be useful to you as a starting point.

There are some documentaries, articles and reading that some parents have found useful.

Please have a look around the site for other more general resources – and you may find connecting to support groups in your state or territory useful too as you figure out how best to support your child.

Documentaries that feature young people in Australia:

Being Me – 2014, Four Corners Special. Age groups: 11 years old to adult (Australian)


In My Shoes – The Gender Centre of NSW. Age group: mid/ late teens (Australian)

Losing a daughter, Gaining a son – ABC Australia article and radio interview


From 'Families in Transition - A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth

From ‘Families in Transition – A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth

Families in Transition – A resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth, Central Toronto Youth Services

Simply Trans – published by Perth Inner City Youth Service, Western Australia


The Transgender Child Book Parents AustraliaThe Transgender Child – A Handbook for Families and Professionals
Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper, Cleis Press (2008)