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4 Me & Emerge; Same Sex Attracted & Gender Diverse (SSAGD)

'4 Me' Group

4 Me is a support program that embraces the diversity of same sex attracted, gender diverse and questioning young people aged 14 - 18 years, who live, work, study or hang out in the City of Knox.

4 Me provides a safe environment for young people to explore relationships with themselves, others and their community.

For more information

Contact Knox City Council Youth Services on 9298 8000 or email youth@knox.vic.gov.au

'Emerge' Group

'Emerge', a discussion group held each fortnight for young people aged 18-25 years who may also identify as same sex attracted, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, unstraight, unsure, pansexual or gender questioning. Emerge group members are involved in group discussions which may include guest speakers and projects.

Emerge is run in a safe, supportive, confidential environment.

Knox City Council Youth Services has been involved in Midsumma Festival, Carnival, Pride March and IDAHOBIT Days on an annual basis!

For more information

Contact Knox City Council Youth Services on 9298 8000 or email youth@knox.vic.gov.au

Resources for Parents, Families and Friends

The following is a list of booklets and websites that are aimed at parents, family members and friends of young people.

Making Sense booklet

This booklet has been produced by the SSAFE (Same Sex Attracted Friendly Environments) in Schools Project, Family Planning Victoria; funded by the Victorian Premier’s Drug Prevention Council and VicHealth.

Making Sense includes Information for parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people.

The Making Sense booklet is written primarily for parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender young people who live in Victoria. If you are a friend or other relative, or your child is no longer a young person, or you live outside Victoria, you will still find it helpful. It aims to answer some of your questions, and to help you make sense of some concepts and issues that you may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. It is designed to support you and to help you through the range of emotions you may be feeling.

Download the 'Making Sense' booklet (PDF).

My Friend is Gay

This booklet was produced by the Pride & Diversity Project with funds provided by the Monash School Focused Youth Service.

Why write this booklet?

The Project identified that young people often seek support from their friends before they seek support from an adult or professional. There is currently little to no positive resources available for peers of young people who are same-sex attracted. The purpose of this resource is to educate and inform young people about sexual identity and diversity.

The booklet was originally conceptualised with young people in mind. However, people from all ages and backgrounds can utilise this booklet and learn about understanding and empathising with a same-sex attracted young person.

Keeping Families Together

Keeping families together is a handbook for families and friends produced by PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbian and Gay people).


Are the parents and friends of lesbian and gay people. PFLAG holds monthly support meetings, have an information telephone line, and provide resources to educate parents and others on issues of homosexuality. There are PFLAG groups all over the world, providing comfort and reassurance to help families stay together.

Download the 'Keeping Families Together - PLFAG' booklet (PDF).

For more information visit PFLAG Victoria.

GQ: Gender Questioning booklet

The first question often asked after we’re born is “Is it a boy or a girl?” The assumption is that a child will fulfil one of those two distinct categories. But we are not all born ‘standard male’ or ‘standard female’. The reality is that humans are more complex. There are many shades of grey between male and female.

The 'GQ: Gender Questioning' booklet is for people aged 16 to 25 who are questioning their gender - for people who feel like the gender assigned through sex doesn’t fit.

'GQ: Gender Questioning' booklet may assist to help figure out some very confusing stuff.

Download the 'GQ: Gender Questioning' booklet (PDF).

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