The compass drop-in at Royal Melbourne Institute of TAFE (RMIT) is a service of the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) and available to RMIT students.
We provide information and referral services for those students experiencing difficulties in a number of areas including GLBTI issues.
(from the website)
The RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) provides all RMIT students with fun events, representation and support. RUSU is the only 100 per cent independent body at RMIT. RUSU is run FOR students BY students.
This video was created in 2011 by students of SOC206 in Newcastle, NSW by Lucy Hardy, Luka Upcroft and Darren Wilcox, and includes Mish Glitter Pony and Beck Nash. It discusses the differences between genders and how people can live between. In the video the term “junk” is used to describe the genitals.
These videos were inspired by the Sunday Times special on “boys who wear dresses”. They contain great information on gender variance and other issues which come up with gender variant kids and explanations of terminology.
Facing Mirrors is an Iranian German co-production about a trans-man in modern-day Iran.
(from the MQFF website)
Two women – poles apart in background and belief – find themselves awkward travelling companions in a desperate car ride through Tehran. Conservative Randa is covertly driving her jailed husband’s taxi; upfront pre-op transsexual Adineh is fleeing the country to escape her wealthy family’s insistence on a pre-arranged marriage. Avoiding gender stereotypes, Facing Mirrors charts the unexpected friendship that develops between the two.
Gun Hill Road is the story of a family in transition. It is the story of a young man exploring his sexuality in an intolerant and judgmental world and his exploration’s impact on his relationship with his parents and himself.
Note: While the subject-matter is transgender in form, it gives an indication of how families cope with gender variance.
This website contains plenty of info for everyone, whether you’re heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or just asking questions your sure to find something interesting. Not So Straight is a website specifically built to help young people find information and support about sex and sexuality.
About Not so straight
Not so straight is supported by ACON (AIDS Council of NSW), MYST (Mountains Youth Services Team) and the Aurora group and supports GLBTI youth around sex and sexuality.
Safe2Pee is a web-based location service for gender neutral toilets.
It has a few Australian toilets, but you can add ones you find through their site.
The advantage for Australian peeps is that there is an iPhone app which uses the data from this site to point you in the direction of safe toilets.
We’re adding gender neutral toilets as we find them and suggest you do too!
(from the website)
The goal of the project is to create a resource where people who do not feel comfortable with traditional public restrooms can find safe alternatives, and to support advocacy and research to further the cause of gender free, inclusive bathrooms. The service aims to be accessible from a variety of mediums (computer, cell phone browser, maybe even a call-in number?).
Rooster Tails is an online trans and genderqueer comic and blog written and drawn by NZ artist and transman Sam. It’s got humour and social commentary, and helps you think about things from another perspective.
About Rooster Tails
Rooster Tails is a weekly autobio comic and pet project (to keep me out of trouble), exploring the life of a simple transguy transitioning in New Zealand.