Affirming diversity in our community
Inclusive environments are important to help all people thrive in our community. On the SHFPACT LGBTIQ+ Resources page, you'll find information, books and other resources to help you make your school, workplace or home more positive and inclusive spaces.
Including Intersex: responding to issues affecting the educational experiences of intersex students in Australia is a new resource filling a gap in information and guidance about the needs and experiences of intersex people specifically for the school and education setting.
It is estimated that intersex people account for up to 1.7% of the global population. Across all school levels and systems, this equates to around 1300 to 1400 intersex students in the school system at any given point in time (roughly 1 student in every 2-3 classrooms). This statistic means that educators have almost certainly encountered intersex students in their school communities, whether they were aware of it or not. It is important for school staff to be aware and inclusive of such diversity, especially given they have ethical and legal obligations to promote positive learning environments and model prosocial values that reflect and respect diversity in our community.
Including Intersex was developed and reviewed by intersex peer workers, and is a collaboration of two ACT community health organisations - A Gender Agenda (AGA) and Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT).
A collection of all titles recommended by schools, community members and those identified by SHFPACT and Hares and Hyenas.
Titles included in the book packs launched in December 2022.