COMING OUT

Below are some of the resources we've compiled to help ease the process of coming out. Just know that there is no pressure to do so if you feel unsafe, or not ready to do so.
Your identity is your own and only you can know when the right time is. 


If you would like to request a new resource or provide one for us to put on the website,
please email ypn@yacwa.org.au

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COMING OUT AS YOU

THE TREVOR PROJECT

A colourful and youth friendly guide to coming out. It includes alternative ways of coming out, timing and location, tips on coming out, warning signs and creating a safety plan.

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COMING OUT: A RESOURCE FOR LGBTIQA+ STUDENTS

GLSEN (GAY, LESBIAN, STRAIGHT, EQUALITY NETWORK)

A helpful PDF for LGBTIQA+ students on coming out including considerations to make before coming out with regards to school, home life, community and confidentiality.

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COMING OUT: LIVING AUTHENTICALLY AS LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL+

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

A video presentation on what it means to be LGB+ and how to come out. It features discussion around creating disclosure plans, how to handle different reactions to coming out, and additional resources.

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COMING OUT: LIVING AUTHENTICALLY AS TRANSGENDER OR NON-BINARY

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

A comprehensive video presentation that provides guidance for creating disclosure plans, coming out to partners, children, family and at work, transitioning (social, physical and legal), FAQ's, and additional resources.

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COMING OUT AND DISCLOSURE

KIDS HELPLINE AUSTRALIA

An interactive website that outlines the difference between coming out, disclosure and inviting in, safer ways to disclose, highlighting different experiences in sharing one's identity and possible challenges and solutions.

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OMG I'M QTIPOC

DRUMMOND STREET SERVICES, MINUS18

A comprehensive document about what it means to be LGBTIQA+ and POC providing an understanding of queer identity, queer folklore in cultures, racism, privilege, self-care, and finding community.

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BEING AN LGBTIQA+ PERSON OF COLOUR

RICHARD H. GADSDEN (LGBT CENTER)

A thorough research paper outlining the challenges specific to ethnic groups, significance of LGBT in cultures, sexual and ethnic identity development, and finding empowerment.

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COMING OUT: LIVING AUTHENTICALLY AS LGBTIQA+ ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

A video presentation with tips on coming out, the intersectionality of being Asian and/or Pacific Islander and queer, reconciling faith and queerness, and representation in politics and film.

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COMING OUT: LIVING AUTHENTICALLY AS BLACK LGBTIQA+ PEOPLE

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

A detailed video presentation with tips on coming out, intersectionality of being Black and queer, reconciling faith and queerness, and representation in politics and film,

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RELIGION AND LGBTIQA+ RESOURCE GUIDE

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

A document compiling articles, films, organisations about religion and being queer categorised by religion (inc. Hinduism, Sikhism, Baha'i).

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LGBTIQA+ RELIGION

THE TREVOR PROJECT

A website with FAQ's about coming out to religious family, religion-specific resources for Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. It also includes a list of resources with further help and guidance.

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INSIDER'S GUIDE TO BEING LGBTIQA+ IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS

REACHOUT AUSTRALIA

A fun, youth friendly article with advice on navigating issues specific to being queer in regional areas of Australia, mentions some rural services for LGBTIQA+ youth.