Open Doors Youth Service regularly get requests for helpful resources for young people, parents, teachers, support staff and community. We have compiled a list of resources that we know to be safe, inclusive and supportive. Please note, some of these resources and links were provided to us by consumers and clients and we cannot guarantee their suitability for your needs.  Open Doors Youth Service takes no credit for creating any content listed below, but simply wish to share it for your access.

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GENDER CLINIC FOR UNDER 18’s: Childen’s Hospital Queensland – Gender Service

GENDER CLINIC FOR OVER 18’s: Metro North Hospital & Health Service Gender Service

QUEENSLAND AIDS COUNCIL: Clinic 30 – Gender Clinic

Rainbow Families

Resource Kit for Rainbow Families
Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide


These include fiction and non-fiction and for varying age groups.  (F) for Fiction  (NF) for Non Fiction

Julian is a Mermaid – by Jessica Love  (F)
Antonio’s Card – by Rigoberto Gonzalez (F)

Young and Queer – Minus 18 Youth (NF)

A family is a Family is a Family – by Sara O’Leary (F)

Donovan’s Big Day – by Leslea Newman (F)

Sparkle Boy – by Leslea Newman (F)

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – by Kai Cheng Thom (F)

Annie’s Plaid Shirt – by Stacy B. Davids (F)

George – by Alex Gino (F)

Prince and Knight – by Daniel Haack (F)

Princess Princess Ever After – by Katie O’Neill (F)

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – by Rob Sanders (NF)

The Boy and the Bindi – by Vivek Shraya (F)

I am Jazz – by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings (F)

Large Fears – by Myles E. Johnson (F)

Maiden Voyage – by Jaimee PoiPoi, Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris (F)

Pink is for Boys – by Robb Pearlman (F)

When You Look Out The Window – by Gayle E Pitman (F)


Young and Queer Report – Minus 18


10 Great LGBT History Films

The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson (2017) – Netflix

Sylvia Rivera: A Tribute (2011) – Youtube

We Were Here (2011) – iTunes

Milk (2008) – Netflix

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community (1984) – Amazon Prime

Paris is Burning (1990) – Netflix

Kinsey (2004) – iTunes

We’ve Been Around (2016) –

Vito (2011) – Amazon Prime

No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon (2003) – Amazon Prime

Global Day: The Next Frontier in Human Rights (Documentary)


Family, Domestic & Sexual Violence in Australia: Continuing the national story (2019)


TED TALK: A short history of trans people’s long fight for equality – Samy Nour Younes

TED TALK: Living as a non-binary in a binary world – Graysen Hall

TED TALK: Why we need gender neutral bathrooms – Ivan Coyote

TED TALK: How to talk (and listen) to transgender people – Jackson Bird

TED TALK: A powerful poem about what is feels like to be transgender – Lee Mokobe

TED TALK: Toilets, Bowties, Gender & Me: Audrey Mason-Hyde

ANIMATION: Gender & Sexuality

QLIVES: Coming Out In To The Light

QLIVES: Bonnie’s Story (Intersex Story)

QLIVES: Scott’s Story (Bisexuality)

QLIVES: Sophia’s Story (Bisexuality)

QLIVES: Stories of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

QLIVES: Young People

QLIVES: Rural and Regional Stories

QLIVES: Sam’s Story (Indigenous)


Queer History

12 Trans Women & Non Binary Activists You Should Have Learned About In History Class

Black Trans Women Created the World’s First Trans Cultural District

Video: How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement