The Fremantle Library is proud to support, champion and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, to be a safe place to connect, learn and share stories.
To help anyone in our community who wants to learn more about the Queer community, LGBTQIA+ History, Culture and how to give and find Support, we have complied a list of resources to guide your learning.
We also have many great items in our collections by Queer and Trans authors, exploring Queer and Trans stories, look for a Rainbow on the spine when in the Library.
Trigger warning: some of this content may upset and trigger viewers, LGBTQIA+ History include many examples of violence and abuse, hate-speech, swearing and stories of assault are shared).
Freedom Centre: Freedom Centre is run by young people for young people. The volunteers and staff are trained to be able to give support and information to their peers.
Our Place: Our Place is a drop in program in Midland for young LQBTQIA+ people aged 12-25. Delivered in partnership by City of Swan, Headspace, and Youth Focus.
Rainbow Community House: Rainbow Community House offers individual, group, couple, and family therapy/counselling services as well as peer support opportunities.
Living Proud: Living Proud provide peer-support, information and resources and is the longest running organisation of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
pflag Perth: pflag helps families and friends understand and support their LGBTI loved ones with knowledge, acceptance, love, and pride.
Transfolk of WA: Transfolk of WA provide direct support through: Online Facebook Groups, Social & Support Groups, Training, and Events.
Beyond a Hug: Beyond a Hug provides community members and businesses with resources, support, funds, and greater awareness through events, workshops, and services.
AusPride: AusPride is the place to find artists, creators, organisations, services, events, and more in the LGBTQ+ community throughout Australia.
Free Mum Hugs: Free Mum Hugs is a group of affirming people who love unconditionally and want the LGBTQI+ community to know that they are loved for who they are.
Minus18: Minus18 is Australia's charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.
Perth Inner City Youth Service: PICYS is committed to working with young people in a non-judgemental way and provides a safe and secure environment.
GLBTI Rights in Ageing: GRAI works to enhance the quality of the life of GLBTI elders, focusing on improving GLBTI awareness in aged care services (both residential and community care).
QLife: QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Youth Pride Network: The YPN committee is a group of young LGBTIQA+ people from across Western Australia who are working to improve the lives of all young LGBTIQA+ people in the state.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is supporting healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer, and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia and the world, free from stigma and discrimination.
Support for LGBTQIA+ people
Peer to Peer chat and call line: QLife
TransFolkWA: Resources - TransFolk of WA
Youth Pride Network: RESOURCES | youthpridenetwork
Minus18 aims to improve the health and wellbeing of, and provide a safe environment for, same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people in Australia: Resources | Minus18
Rainbow Network Learning Resources: Rainbow Network | Resources
Transfolk of WA Recommended Services: https://www.transfolkofwa.org/recommended-services/
West Australian Aids Council: LGBTQIA+ - WAAC
Sexual Health Quarters: LGBTIQA+ Diversity Workplace Training - Sexual Health Quarters
Lifeline Crisis Support: Our Services - Lifeline Australia
Headspace online & phone support: Online & phone support | headspace
LGBTQIA+ history and culture
First Ever Mardi Gras: Meet The 78ers: The True Story Behind Sydney's First Mardi Gras - YouTube
PRIDE WA: Welcome / Kaya Wandju Wandju - Pride WA
IDAHOBIT Day: Resources - IDAHOBIT - May 17
International Transgender Day of Visibility: About TDOV
Queers Facts: Face the facts: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People | Australian Human Rights Commission
Reading List: The Ultimate LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List | Penguin Random House
Watch List: The best queer films and TV shows streaming now | ACMI: Your museum of screen culture
Past Present Future Queer Australia Talk (Wheeler Centre): Past, Present and Future Queer Australia - YouTube
Minus18 Article: Articles | Minus18
Australian Queer Archives - https://queerarchives.org.au
Stonewall Riots, a major part of the LGBTQIA+ community and history; https://guides.loc.gov/lgbtq-studies/stonewall-era or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots
Introduction (USA context): Wanda Sykes Takes Us Through the History of LGBTQ+ — Now You Know - YouTube
Resources for LGBTQIA+ allies
A guide towards Trans allyship: Trans • What? (transwhat.org)
Pronouns explained in: Pronouns explained #MardiGrasABC #Shorts - YouTube
What Are Pronouns? - YouTube
Trans 101: Trans 101 - The Basics - YouTube
Trans Action kit: Trans Action Kit | GLSEN
Rainbows in Schools: Talking to kids about LGBTQIA+ — Rainbows in Schools
Celebrate IDAHOBIT Day at Work: At Work - IDAHOBIT - May 17
Programs for parents of LGBTQIA+ people
Parents Support Group: Parents Support Group - LGBTQIA+ | Facebook / Parent Support Group – LGBTQIA+: FREE | City of Fremantle
Rainbow Families: Rainbow Families
Meet Me at the Intersection, edited by Rebecca Lim and Amber Kwaymullina
Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen through each author’s unique, and seldom heard, perspective. This anthology is designed to challenge the dominant, homogenous story of privilege and power that rarely admits ‘outsider’ voices.
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