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LGBTQIA+ resources


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).


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:
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 - 
Stonewall Riots, a major part of the LGBTQIA+ community and history; or
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? (
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

Collections highlights

Cover of book called Meet Me at the Intersection

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.

Borrow from Fremantle Library

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