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Gender Help For Parents’ signs LGBTI Groups Joint Statement on the Plebiscite

‘Gender Help For Parents’, whilst primarily an information and support service for Australian parents and carers of gender diverse kids, also engages in advocacy when we feel the need to speak up on behalf of our kids and our families.
In keeping with our desire to protect our families from the potentially harmful effects of a plebiscite, which includes the ongoing ‘debate’ surrounding marriage equality (which already has resulted in our kids being targetted, as well as the services that have proven beneficial in supporting them), we have signed the following LGBTI Groups joint statement on the plebiscite’ created by Australian Marriage Equality : http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/2016/09/14/lgbti-groups-joint-statement-on-the-plebiscite/
We ask the Australian Government to scrap the plebiscite plan and more towards enabling a free vote in the parliament.’…

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New Resource List for Queensland

This resource list has been prepared by a parent in Queensland, and generously shared so others can find local services easily.

There will also be more details to come on regional support services.

Queensland-Resources-A4 – Printable copy of the Queensland Resource List in PDF Form

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New Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines

Australian Standards of Care and Treatments for Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents now available in PDF Form : Link

From the Introduction:

The Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (ASOCTG) aim to maximise quality care
provision to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia, whilst recognising the
unique circumstances of providing such care to this population. Recommendations are made based
on available empirical evidence and clinician consensus, and have been developed in consultation with
professionals working with the trans and gender diverse population across Australia and New Zealand
from multiple disciplines, trans and gender diverse support organisations, as well as trans children
and adolescents and their families. They have been endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand
Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH), the peak organisation in the region
actively promoting communication and collaboration amongst professionals of all disciplines involved
in the healthcare, rights and wellbeing of people who identify as trans or gender diverse.
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