Some useful information about what PFLAG is and what we do. Download our booklet below.
Sexuality is not a choice
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this information booklet is designed for parents, families and friends of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people who are in the process of “coming out”. Download our booklet.
Questions for Those Who Want to Know & Understand Diversity
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this brochure provides some questions & tips for those who want to know and understand sexual diversity regarding a loved one but just don’t know the questions to ask. Download here.
Information Summary [non-English speaking background]
This document is a summary of general information regarding acceptance and coming out. It is a summary of our existing English documentation, provided for those of a non-English speaking background.
- العربية (Arabic) – Download here
- 中文 (Chinese – Mandarin) – Download here
- 中文 (Chinese – Traditional) – Download here
- Hrvatski (Croatian) – Download here
- Español (Spanish) – Download here
- Tagalog (Filipino) – Download here
- Français (French) – Download here
- Deutsch (German) – Download here
- Ελληνικά (Greek) – Download here
- हिन्दी (Hindi) – Download here
- Italiano (Italian) – Download here
- Japanese – Download here
- 한국어 (Korean) – Download here
- Português (Portuguese) – Download here
- РУССКИЙ (Russian) – Download here
- ภาษาไทย (Thai) – Download here
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) – Download here
Family & Community
Common sense tips to support those working with Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBTI)
A fantastic resource featuring information for those supporting LGBTI persons. Download our booklet below.
Be an Ally for Equal Rights
Straight for Equality is an invitation and opportunity for people who believe in equality for all Australians and their loved ones including the lesbian and gay couples living in our community. Download our booklet.
Being a Lesbian Mum or Gay Dad
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this information booklet tips for parents disclosing their sexual and gender diversity. This booklet contains tips on how to tell children, and several stories from lesbian mums, gay dads and parents transitioning from male to female who have already gone down the path of “coming out” to children and other loved ones. Download here.
Written by PFLAG Brisbane, this booklet provides a summary of information from our ‘Sexuality is not a choice’ booklet (refer to the top of this page), for indigenous parents. Download here.
Marriage Equality from a Parents Perspective
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this booklet is written with the intention of providing information about marriage equality. Download our booklet. PS: You may also be interested in the videos from our 2014 Marriage Equality discussion forum.
This booklet sets out the reasoning against a plebiscite on behalf of parents with gay and lesbian children, and explains why a free vote in parliament is the best way forward for all concerned. Download our booklet.
Photo Book: “PFLAG Grandparents asked – What about our children?”
This photo album has been produced with love and pride. It displays the love and gratitude PFLAG parents experience when our sons and daughters in same sex relationships become parents and we have the joy of becoming grandparents. We have also produced the album as a reminder to those genuinely concerned that “our grandchildren” have grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. the same as children born to heterosexual parents: just like your family!
You can view or download our photo book here.
Rural & Regional Families
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this information booklet is written with the intention of providing support and information to regional and rural parents who have sons and daughters who have disclosed they may be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBTI). Download here.
Lobbying your MP about Marriage Equality
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this document provides some tips for meeting with your Member of Parliament to discuss Marriage Equality. Download here. PS: You may also be interested in the videos from our 2014 Marriage Equality discussion forum.
How to establish and run a PFLAG group
Written by Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia), this information pack was written to provide details on establishing, promoting and running a PFLAG group. Download here.
An Experience of Being Bisexual
Blake Paul Kendall writes about his experience of being bisexual. Download here.
Parents of Transgender and Intersex Children
Letters from parents with Trans* children
- Letter from Mum (with a Male to Female child)
- Letter from a parent with a 16 year old child
- Letter from Dad (with 27 year old Male to Female child)
- Letter from a person who has struggled to conform
School & Work Life
Homophobia in the Workplace
Written by Lynda Dowling, Katherine Eastaughffe, Una Harkin & Shelley Argent, this booklet provides information about addressing homophobia, and homophobic harassment, in the workplace. It is written to encourage understanding and acceptance of lesbian and gay work colleagues. The booklet provides tips on how to be more inclusive which benefit all concerned. Download our booklet.
Some useful information about what to do if your gay child is being bullied or vilified at school. Despite real advances in addressing diversity in a theoretical way as part of the Health and Physical Education syllabus, gay children (or children perceived to be gay) are still subject to unacceptable behaviours by other children in the school environment. Click to read this article.
How to Recognise Homophobic Bullying in your School
Written by PFLAG Brisbane, the intention of this brochure is to provide educators with added information and tips regarding the issue of homophobic bullying in schools. Information in this booklet has been sourced directly from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who have experienced homophobic bullying at school. The aim is to promote the health and safety of LGBT students. Download here.
Rabbi Paul J Jacobson – “Towards Equality”
Rabbi Paul J Jacobson is from the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney. Here is an excerpt from a sermon given in 2011, titled “Towards Equality”. Read this article…
A Pastoral Response to the Homosexuality in the Church
This article was written as part of Rev. Matt Glover’s theological studies and in response to the pain and suffering he has seen in his journey with the LGBT community. Read this article…