05-17-2022 06:13 PM - edited 05-18-2022 12:44 PM
Today is IDAHOBIT day, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. It’s a day where we celebrate LGBTQIA+ globally, as well as a day where we recognise the continuing work needed to prevent discrimination.
We know that LGBTQIA+ young people and their families can continue to face discrimination- but we also know that for young people, having family who are supportive and accepting can be massively protective. Parents don’t have to have all of the answers- just knowing that you’re in their corner is something that can be incredibly powerful.
For parents and carers with young people who identify as LGBTQIA+ community, you may feel uncertain about how best to support them.
We have a range of great resources here if you’d like to learn more , and we’d also love to hear from you about how you’ve supported any young people in your life!
A parent’s story about gender identity
Supporting teens with their sexuality
If you feel like some extra support would be useful for you and your family, here’s some services to check out:
ReachOut One to One Support: a free coaching service for parents and carers
QLife: Phone and online counselling for LGBTI people, their family and friends
Minus18: Education and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ young people