Safe Schools Coalition provides three tips to make your classroom safe and inclusive for LGBTI students.
Read the latest statement from Sally Richardson, National Program Director of Safe Schools Coalition Australia.
Studies of young people show that mental health issues are not inherent to being transgender or gender diverse, says Dr Michelle Telfer, Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service, but occur due to the isolation, rejection, stigmatisation, discrimination, harassment and abuse that many transgender and gender diverse individuals are all too familiar with.
Tasmanian Commissioner for Children joins National Children’s Commissioner in speaking out about how Safe Schools Coalition works to protect and support children.
From education and parents peaks to mental health organisations, from the youth and community sector to local government – organisations across the country are pledging to stand up against homophobia and transphobia in Australian schools. Join Us!
In an incredible display of support for the program, 362 academics representing over 40 educational institutions across the nation have written an open letter of support.
The peak national body representing the interests of the families and communities of over 2.4 million children in government schools lends its support for the program.
A mother shares how Safe Schools Coalition supported her child's journey to transition to her true gender identity while at school.
"Schools have an important responsibility to create and maintain safe and secure spaces for all students, including LGBTI young people." Read their full message here.
ASPA lends its support to Safe Schools Coalition in a powerful new message to Australian principals.
Are you time poor and need to plan for the coming school year? Safe Schools Coalition Australia has a lot of school-friendly and classroom-ready resources ready for you, and they’re all FREE!
The UNESCO Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau of Education have released an array of new resources that address homophobic and transphobic discrimination in schools.
UNESCO is once again leading education-led change in the Asia-Pacific region. Find out more here.
A focus group Queensland students is bringing the voices of young people to the Australian policy debate on sexuality and relationships education in schools.
Five years in and Safe Schools Coalition Victoria can now safely say that the initiative has been a resounding success.
Safe Schools Coalition NSW has just welcomed its 100th member!
School formals and events are important times in any student's life, but for some students, participating in school events might not be so enjoyable.
Schools have requested it, and it's here now! Check out our new Guide to supporting a student affirm gender identity at school.
Intersex Awareness Day marks international efforts and attention to end discrimination, shame and unwanted medical interventions.
Safe Schools Committee member Margot Fink has been named Victorian State Finalist for the 2016 Australian of the Year awards...
The Hon Susan Close MP, has given a powerful message of support for the Safe Schools Coalition, its SA school members, and for all LGBTI young people at school.
Teacher organisations from Qld, Vic and NSW have published articles that promote safety and inclusion in schools. Find out which ones!
As part of its Free & Equal campaign, the UN Office of the Human Rights Commissioner has published a long awaited intersex fact sheet.
We are delighted to announce that Safe Schools Coalition South Australia has 50 schools now signed up to the program!
Purple is the colour this month! A new Asia-Pacific campaign encourages safe spaces for LGBTI students.
Safe Schools Coalition staff shared their experiences in working with diverse school communities at the 9th National LGBTI Health Conference held in Canberra over 13-15 August...
Find out about workshops held at the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium, new resources and more!
The University of Sydney was abuzz with young people talking about their ideas and experiences at the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium.
Check out some of the highlights of the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium!
To celebrate Wear it Purple Day (28th August), the crew behind ground-breaking doco GAYBY BABY are running exclusive screenings in schools!
Our new partner the WA AIDS Council advertises Safe Schools positions
Teachers from around the country are signing up to be the first to receive a ground breaking new Safe Schools educational resource called All Of Us. Register your interest now!
Safe Schools Coalition Australia has been overwhelmed by the support the program has received from organisations across the country.
Find out what Safe Schools Coalition Australia's National Program Director Sally Richardson got up to at a recent UNESCO regional consultation in Bangkok.
A report from the Australian Human Rights Commission recommends diversity training for teachers as part of a ‘roadmap for inclusion’ to address discrimination, violence and bullying experienced by LGBTI people.
Check out some of the highlights of the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium!
This #IDAHOT, Safe Schools Coalition NSW celebrates its 50th school member!
Safe Schools Coalition Australia hit a massive milestone for IDAHOT – their 300th school has joined the Coalition!
It is important to support and celebrate young LGBTI people in sport. Find out more about this IDAHOT event!
Safe Schools Coalition Victoria reflects on the significance of school support for young people like Ollie.
Do you want help to establish a queer/straight alliance group in your school? Don’t know where to start? Come along to this practical workshop!
The Victorian Government has funded the expansion of the Safe Schools Coalition program to every government secondary school
Safe Schools Coalition Australia’s new Tasmanian partner Working It Out is now fully staffed and ready to support Tasmanian schools!
Ever wondered what Safe Schools Coalition Victoria get up to? Find out with this story direct from the Victoria team!
The Australian Education Union has joined us as a formal Safe Schools supporter, and has released a 'Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Policy' that will help schools better support same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families.
The Hon James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier and Education Minister shares his thoughts on why the Safe Schools Coalition program is so important for schools.
The CEO of headspace has some great ideas for how you can support LGBTIQ youth across the country.
On 22 May Safe Schools Coalition SA will be holding an Action Day where teachers and students from right across the state will get an opportunity to come together!
Last month, the Queer Straight Alliance of Sydney Technical High School held their first ever Youth Wellbeing Summit.
On Saturday 11th April, almost 500 young people walked through the doors of St Kilda Town Hall to attend what was no doubt one of the best nights of their lives!
To combat homophobia, national youth mental health organisation beyondblue has relaunched its 'Stop. Think. Respect: Left Hand' campaign to raise awareness and empathy for LGBTIQ young people.
We are thrilled to receive a message of support from Kate Jenkins, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner.
We were delighted to receive a message of support from Joy Burch MLA, ACT Minister for Education and Training to coincide with the official launch of Safe Schools Coalition ACT last month.
Safe Schools Coalition Australia is set to be rolled out in Western Australia in the coming few months, but already there has been huge interest and support from right across WA.
On the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on 20 March, Minister for Education Christopher Pyne has called for all schools to take action to create safe and respectful environments.
Family Planning NSW clinicians learn how to best meet the individual needs of people with an intersex variation in their line of work.
The recent Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTI Australians meeting in Canberra has left LGBTI advocates feeling inspired and supported.
Do you teach in NSW? Check out the NSW Department of Education & Communities ‘Transgender students in schools – legal rights and responsibilities’ guide, released late last year.
Need to find video resources for youth, teachers or parents specific to same sex attraction, intersex or gender diversity? Look no further!
Chief Executive at the SA Department of Education and Child Development Mr Tony Harrison reports that he is proud to support Safe Schools Coalition Australia.
Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews MP and Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino re-iterates their pre-election commitment to supporting Safe Schools Coalition Victoria.
This year's Pride in Victoria saw the largest number of students marching, sending positive messages to all young same sex attracted and gender diverse young people that it is ok to be who you are.
People of all ages will be marching in their colourful best at 2pm, Sunday 1st February from the top of Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Victoria.
We are thrilled to share a message of support from the Honourable Jennifer Rankine MP.
Safe Schools Coalition Tasmania needs two part time Project Officers!
It's been a huge year, and now it's time to celebrate.
17 year old Estelle Clarke has been recognised for his work in supporting inclusion of same sex attracted, gender diverse and intersex young people.
We are seeking service delivery partners for Tasmania. If you work for a community organisation in Tasmania, read on!
South Australian community members braved the wild weather to attend the Safe Schools community forum at the Adelaide Feast Festival.
There was an outpouring of support from young people and from various organisations, including Safe Schools Coalition Australia, who attended last night’s launch of Ygender and Transgender Victoria’s latest project “What makes an ally?”
The Adelaide Advertiser published a story this week highlighting the importance of schools' inclusion of same sex attracted and gender diverse students in South Australia.
Safe Schools Coalition Australia has a new newsletter! The newsletter will be circulated monthly and will include news, events, and upcoming opportunities. Email us to be added to the distribution list.
The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment has released new guidelines to support principals to be inclusive of gender diverse students.
We know that great work is happening in schools all around the country. We have seen and heard many inspiring stories of passionate students, teachers and principals who have been making a big difference. But we know that there are more stories to tell.
La Trobe University has just released a new report: From blues to rainbows: a national Australian research project for gender diverse, trans*, and intersex young people. This is the most comprehensive report on gender diverse, trans* and intersex young people that has ever been undertaken in Australia.
New guidelines have been issued to help combat homophobia in Western Australia schools by the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne and NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli tell students that they have the right to feel safe.
State partner of the national coalition, Family Planning NSW, are excited to announce that Safe Schools Coalition NSW has been officially launched and is ready to reach schools across the state!
South Australia has joined Safe Schools Coalition Australia to represent our country’s contribution to the global conversation on sexual and gender diversity and helping to make schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.
Australia's first national education program challenging homophobia and transphobia will launch in Melbourne next month - and your school is invited to be part of it.
On 17 May, the world stands out for the LGBTI community. A worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) provides an opportunity to talk about where we’re at, what we’ve achieved and where we’re going as a community on sexual and gender diversity.