Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University

Toolkits & Guides
Toolkits & Guides | 2008

How to support sexual diversity in schools: a checklist

Attitudes towards sexual diversity in Australia have undergone remarkable change in the last 10 years. Gay men and lesbians experience greater social acceptance and less discrimination than in the past. More public identities have been willing to be open about their sexuality.

Case Studies & Research
Case Studies & Research | 2001

Safety in our schools: strategies for responding to homophobia

Australian research about young people has found that schools can be very unsafe for students who are, or perceived to be, gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Research has also found that many teachers are reluctant to address issues to do with homosexuality, especially in relation to students.