LGBTIQA+ Resources and Support

SHINE SA has put together a series of resources designed to support LGBTIQA+ people as well as those supporting them.

Below you will find helpful websites and resources covering sexual diversity and gender diversity.

Resources for Trans and Gender Diverse People

SHINE SA’s Gender Connect Country SA have produced a series of resources including:

  • Self-care for Trans and Gender Diverse Individuals
  • Coping with Gender Dysphoria
  • Creating a Group for Trans and Gender Diverse People
  • and more.

Download these resources via the below PDFs.

Useful links


Australia’s largest youth-led LGBT organisation, with mental health support, social networking, and online support and resources.



The Gender Centre

Services for transgender and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends. Provides education, support, training and referral resource centre to other organisations and service providers (based in NSW)



Organisation Intersex International Australia (OII)

Promotes human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and provides information, education and peer support




New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) Health



Trans Health SA

Trans Health SA proudly hosts the SA Practitioners List as well as resources for the community to seek support and social engagement.



Say It Out Loud

A digital support hub for LGBTQ+ people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence from across Australia.




TransHub is an ACON resource providing information for trans people, their loved ones, allies and health providers.



National LGBTI Health Alliance

National peak health organisation for individuals and organisations that provide health-related programs, services and research focused sexually and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities



Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL)

National advocates on behalf of the lesbians and gay men, providing referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to the media, policy makers and the community



An array of books and DVDs are available from SHINE SA’s Library and Resource Centre, including a range of books for children and young people.

Titles include:

  • Queer crips: disabled gay men and their stories
  • Married and same-sex attracted: a resource booklet
  • Woman to woman: a guide to lesbian sexuality
  • Butterfly stories, Not waving drowning
  • Loving someone gay
  • Lesbian motherhood: stories of becoming
  • Cancer – an incredible journey: stories of lesbians living with cancer
  • Same-sex attracted and transgender parent: resource booklet
  • The new essential guide to lesbian conception, pregnancy and birth
  • Helping your transgender teen: a guide for parents
  • Opening the door: a mother’s journey when her son ‘comes out’
  • She’s not the man I married: my life with a transgender husband
  • Smashing the stereotypes: what does it mean to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender?
  • Supporting transgender and gender creative youth: schools families and communities in action
  • Trans bodies, trans selves: a resource for the transgender community
  • The transgender child: a handbook for families and professionals

Click here for further information on accessing these resources.