Resources: IDAHO report 2012

IDAHO website | Download PDF


the IGLYO (International Gay Lesbian Youth Organisation) has released the IDAHO (International Day Against HOmophobia and transphobia) report for 2012.

It contains a great deal of information on the current state of activism worldwide against homophobia and transphobia.

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RMIT Student Union – Compass

RMIT Student Union – Compass.

Support – by Rose Moore

How we can help

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.

About RUSU

(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.

Read more about RUSU.

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Video: Are you a boy or a girl?

Are you a boy or a girl on ABC Pool

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About this video

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.

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video: boys who wear dresses

IPG counselling homepage | IPG counselling youtube channel

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.

Part 1

Part 2

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Video: Facing Mirrors

Films – Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) | Facing Mirrors on IMDB


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.


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Video: Gun hill road

Gun Hill Road website | Gun Hill Road on IMDB


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.


Review on


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Web: Lexs list of Trans Fanfic

Lex’s incomplete list of affirming fanfic about trans characters.

Note:  always read the header information for a fic, to make sure that you don’t start reading something that’s going to upset you.

This list starts when the general fics and slowly gets more sexually and bodily explicit.

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Web: Not so straight

Not so straight website

How we can help

(from the website)

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.

Read more about Not so straight.


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web: safe2pee gender neutral toilet finder

safe2pee website

How it can help

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!

About safe2pee

(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?).

Read more about safe2pee.

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Web: The gender book

The gender book website | TGB on Facebook | View the Gender Book online

What is it?

The Gender Book is an online resource that discusses and demystifies gender, a “gender 101” if you like. It is a community funded and edited resource, currently seeking a publisher.


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Web: Why the gender binary doesn’t work

Trans 101 article


This is a useful article on the “gender binary” of male and female, written from the perspective of someone who feels excluded from it.

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webcomic: Jamie the trickster

Jamie the trickster website


A webcomic featuring a character who can transform from male to female and back again whenever they like. What’s not to like?! 😀


Review on

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webcomic: rooster tails

Rooster Tails website

How we can help

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.

Read more about Rooster Tails on the website.

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