PFLAG launches new coming out video and resources for all Qld schools


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Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace, along with Shelley Argent, PFLAG and True Relationships have launched the video Being Me along with LGBTQIA+ educational resources for schools

This one is sure to stir up Lyle Shelton and his conservative friends.

Shelley Argent announced the resources would be distributed to all Queensland High Schools.

PFLAG launches Being Me for all Queensland high schools

Together with Grace Grace and the organisation True Relationships and Productive Health, PFLAG and Shelley Argent launched the resources at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

The Being Me video is a short and simple video designed to help students who are considering their sexual and gender identity.

The video will be paired with resources being sent to all schools in Queensland.

“As Minister for Education, the mental health and wellbeing of our students is a subject that is very close to my heart,” said Grace Grace on Facebook.

“Every student deserves to feel accepted and supported at school,” she said.

Being me features a young person living in an ordinary world who feels they are “anything but ordinary.”

The three-minute video goes on to explore the struggle for the character to be themself.

It examines the fears of talking to other people and what their reactions may be when they hear about your true self.

Being Me is rich with simple empowering messages to effectively support young people in their coming out process.

Shelley Argent: “All students regardless of sexual orientation or gender deserve respect”

Shelley Argent also took to Facebook to proudly share the announcement.

“Today, was a great day on behalf of PFLAG+ and True a booklet and an educational animation for young people who are deciding whether to ‘come out” or not was launched at the Powerhouse,” she gushed.
But the best part of the announcement was not just the resources but their distribution.
Argent announced that all state high schools in Queensland would be receiving them.
“Now they will be sent to all State High Schools throughout Queensland. And, any private high school that requests the resources,” she continued.

“The booklet ‘Being Me’ gives young people tips on common questions parents ask.”

“Plus, the booklet suggests to get resources and phone numbers to give to parents to hasten understanding, among other things.”

She also went on to detail further resources being provided to support teachers in their role in supporting young people.

“We also produced a brochure ‘What Parents expect from Teachers,’ did this because many teachers don’t understand sexual or gender diversity.”

“We believe all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender deserve respect while gaining an education. Additionally, we believe teachers and parents should work as a team when possible.”

Check out the empowering video Being Me below.

 

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