Parents of young children, adolescents and adult trans and gender diverse children deal with different issues and questions at different times.

Supporting your child is the most valuable thing you can do as a parent.

Seeking support, advice and information for yourself can give you confidence, increase your understanding and equip you to be a strong ally through this process.





Picture Books

A House For Everyone


   A House For Everyone    Jo Hirst, Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2018 

   A story to help children learn about gender identity and gender expression

   (Australian author)




   The Gender Fairy  
   Jo Hirst & Libby Wirt, 2015, Oban Road Publishing

   (Australian author and context) 


   It Feels Good to be Yourself

   Teresa Thorn

   When Aiden became a brother

   Kyle Lukoff

   Call Me Max

   Kyle Lukoff



   Introducing Teddy: A story about being yourself 
   Jessica Walton & Dougal MacPherson, 2016, Bloomsbury 

   (Australian author and context)


   Who are you? A kids guide to gender identity

   Brook Pessin-Whedbee

   I’m not a girl

   Maddox Lyons

   I am Jazz

   Jazz Jennings

   The Boy and the Bindi

   Vivek Shraya

    What Riley Wore

    Elana K. Arnold

   Julian at the Wedding

   Jessica Love


   Vanessa Ford, J.R. Ford

   Toby wears a Tutu

   Lori Sterling


Body Safety / Puberty/ Sex Education

   The Every Body Book

   Rachel E Simon

    Sex is a Funny Word - A Book about Bodies, Feelings and YOU!
    Cory Silverberg

   What Makes a Baby

   Cory Silverberg


   Puberty is Gross by also Really Really Awesome

   Gina Loveless


 Middle Years

    Alex Gino


   Alex Gino


   Too Bright to See

   Kyle Lukoff


   Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

   Rick Riordan


   Steven Universe

   Rebecca Sugar


 Young Adult


   Euphoria Kids

   Alison Evans (Australian author)


    Highway Bodies

    Alison Evans (Australian author)


   The Pronoun Lowdown

   Nevo Zisin (Australian Author)

    Finding Nevo - How I Confused Everyone 
    Nevo Zisin, 2017, Walker Books Australia, (Australian author and context)

   Stars in their Eyes

   Jessica Walton, Aska (Australian Author)


   Gender Explorers

   Juno Roche


   Cemetery Boys

   Aiden Thomas


   Trans Teen Survival Guide

   Fox Fisher, Owl Fisher


   What's the T?

   Juno Dawson



   Meredith Russo



      If I was your girl
      Meredith Russo



   Kindred Stories

   Editor, Michael Earp (Australian authors)


   Growing Up Queer in Australia

   Editor, Benjamin Law (Australian authors)


   Love in the Time of Global Warming

   Francesca Lia Block





        The gender creative child: Pathways for nurturing and supporting children who live outside gender boxes.                             
        Ehrensaft, D, 2016, New York, The Experiment.



        Gender born, gender made: Raising healthy gender-nonconforming children.                                                                               
        Ehrensaft, D, 2011, New York, The Experiment.



       The transgender teen: A handbook for parents and professionals supporting transgender and non-binary teens.                                                
       Brill, S., & Pepper, R, 2016, San Francisco, Cleis Press.



       The transgender child: A handbook for families and professionals                                                                                                                           
       Brill, S., & Pepper, R, 2008, San Francisco, Cleis Press. 



       From the dress-up corner to the senior prom: Navigating gender and sexuality diversity in prek-12 schools.                                                    
       Bryan, J, 2012, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield Education.

   Everything you wanted to know about trans - but were afraid to ask

   Brynn Tannehill


   The Autistic Trans Guide to Life

   Wenn Lawson, Yenn Purkis



   All About Yves - Notes From a Transition

   Yves Rees. (Australian Author)


   Love Lives Here – A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family

   Amanda Jetté Knox



       How I met my son: A story of love that transcends gender.                                                                                                                                                                 
      (Australian author and context)


   About a Girl

   Rebecca Robertson

   (Australian author)


   Danger Music

   Eddie Ayres (Australian author)


   Raising Ryland – A Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with no Strings Attached

   Hillary Whittington



       Becoming Nicole: The transformation of an American family.                                                                                                                                           
       Amy Ellis Nutt



       Raising my rainbow: Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son.                                                                                                           
       Lori Duron



      Editor, Rachel Pepper



       The daughter we didn’t know we had                                                                                                                                                                                 
       Marilyn Phillips

Podcasts / Videos / Blogs / Websites



How to be a Girl – (Podcast) Daily Life With My Transgender Daughter



Growing up Transgender (Blog) Raising Our Transgender Child



Trans Hub Acon - Information for parents and carers (Website and videos)



What to do if you think your child might be LBGTQIA+ (Video) Minus18



Shire Families of Transgender Youth (Podcast)

Interview with the mother of two transgender children from the Sutherland Shire in NSW



Gender Dysphoria Affirming Working Group (Website)



Fashion Policing and the Double Standards of Gender Expression (Video)

TedTalk by Taryn de Vere, parent of a transgender child


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