In Melbourne there are currently three options available for parents and family of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Formed in 1993, PFLAG Victoria is a local chapter of the global PFLAG organisation that offers a vital service to “Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays”.
We are parents of lesbians and gays who provide support for other parents, families and friends. We aim to help them cope when a gay or lesbian child initially comes out to them. We are also there to support the gay children themselves. PFLAG is not affiliated with any political or religious groups and receives no Government funding.
Read more about PFLAG Victoria here.
Note, the Melbourne chapter of PFLAG is no longer actively operating, however their website contains a range of useful resources and they are operating in Shepparton and Geelong.
We have started Keshet Parents to help families learn to work with and embrace the hopes and dreams of their GLBTIQ offspring and to deal with the challenges of being parents of GLBTIQ children.
Supporting Transgender Children and their Families.
See the ‘Legal’ category down the right-hand side of this web site for legal services for families.