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Our Communities

First Nations & LGBTIQ

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Some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or First Nations LGBTIQ people, sistergirls, and brotherboys may experience exclusion or discrimination in their community, friendship or family networks when they disclose their gender diversity, sexuality or intersex status. Conversely, others find their families and communities are a strong source of support.

Coming Out or Staying In

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Coming out is the term used to explain the process in which you tell someone or a group of people about your sexuality, your gender or gender identity or explain that you are intersex. Coming out usually occurs more than once, sometimes daily, and it is an unique experience for everyone. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, queer, non-binary, or are someone with a variation in sex characteristics, we often make daily decisions to come out or…

WeDeserve

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WeDeserve is a WithRespect primary prevention project seeking to build the knowledge around trans and gender diverse people and their relationships. WeDeserve used a co-production model to elevate the voices of trans and gender diverse communities throughout the project.

Being Bi+ or Multi-Gender Attracted

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To be bisexual is to experience β€œthe potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”[1] Within our LGBTIQ+ communities, many of us are multi-gender attracted. Like everyone, bisexual plus and multi-gender attracted people want to feel safe, welcome, and respected within all their relationships, including with partners or families, at work or at…
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