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Autistic, LGBTIQA+ And Proud (Dr. Wenn Larson, Jeanette Purkis, Christian Tsoutsouvas & Shadia Ibrahim) - Shared screen with speaker view
Carla (MC)
16:51
How did you get to a place of pride?
Carla (MC)
34:22
thanks for your thought Tess :)
Carla (MC)
34:49
Thanks for your thought Tess :)
Carla (MC)
48:47
haha! They’re great aren’t they!
Tess
49:28
Shadia - you are amazing :)
Wenn
49:57
Yes, absolutely!
Indianna
50:04
You've come so far, Shadia :)
charms
50:04
Fascinating….
Shadia
50:10
Thank you Tess and Katherine :)
Roe
53:20
OMG so relatable
Shadia
53:26
Thank you so much Indi for your kind words.
Wenn
55:09
I got a sense of pride in who I am as IU related to others who were like me. I began spending more time with those who supported me and less with those who didn't ...
Roe
55:25
IN Melbourne there is Spectrum Intersections for LGBTIQ+ and Autistic folk “)
Indianna
56:11
There's an lgbt+ group that meets occasionally in east melbourne.
Indianna
56:35
I can't remember what they're called now.
Shadia
57:17
So great to hear about the groups!
Shadia
57:59
Also to elaborate about my answer, finding a good health professional is really beneficial who is aware of lbtqia+ and autism ... really helps!! :)
Roe
58:57
Spectrum Intersections
I CAN Admin
59:05
The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality & Relationships by Dr Emma Goodall
Carla (MC)
59:25
The Autism Spectrum Guide in Sexuality and Relationships by Emma Goodall
Carla (MC)
59:40
www.jeanettepurkis.com
Roe
59:51
But I don’t blog in it enough!
I CAN Admin
59:59
Roe, please link!
Carla (MC)
01:00:00
One Transtrastic Life-another book
Roe
01:00:01
One Transtistic Life on Facebook
Indianna
01:00:29
In Melbourne proud 2 play is a group that does sports days with the express purpose of including lgbt+ people. They're all about having a fun, casual time.
Carla (MC)
01:00:52
cool!
Jeanette
01:02:51
thanks - I didn’t know the address!!
Carla (MC)
01:03:13
the person who is questioning, needs to initiate it themself
Carla (MC)
01:03:21
talking to a parent
Tess
01:05:12
As a parent myself, i just try to keep all discussions NOT heteronormative, i.e. a fluid environment
Roe
01:05:49
Well said Tess
Tess
01:06:06
:) Roe
Indianna
01:07:13
As someone who has recently come out to my parents I watched to see what their thoughts are of other lgbt people. Seeing their acceptance of others like me gave me the confidence to tell them.
Carla (MC)
01:07:37
thats so wonderful Indiana :)
Shadia
01:07:40
Thanks Indi for sharing :)
Carla (MC)
01:09:39
yeah very sad :(
katharine
01:12:07
don’t say ‘oh here we go again what are you this week?’
katharine
01:12:15
don’t roll your eyes parents
Ellen
01:14:34
I can so relate to the idea of having gender fluid conversations with your kids. I just recently came out to my parents, and it was actually one of my mums comments about me "finding a man at the gym" that made me realise that maybe I didn't want to find a man, but a woman? I also agree with someone elses comment about parents being accepting of others who identify as LGBTQI+. Seeing my parents being really accepting of others who identified as LGBTQI+ and wanting to support the marriage bill really helped me to feel confident in coming out to them. :)
katharine
01:16:06
Jeanette I think we can retire soon hey?
katharine
01:16:17
these kids are great
Jeanette
01:16:32
Indeed! They are wonderful
Roe
01:16:58
Retire wash your mouth out I am in my prime ;)
katharine
01:17:28
haha roe you’re just getting started I know
Jeanette
01:17:46
I actually wouldn’t know what to do if I had to retire!!
Carla (MC)
01:18:02
thanks for the kind, warm messages everyone!!
katharine
01:19:31
great advice
Carla (MC)
01:19:38
yay!
Kirsty Degabriele
01:20:09
and connect with local LGBT community groups…
rholloway
01:20:23
i find a good friend network can really make a difference
Roe
01:21:46
Apologise move on and try to do better next time
Roe
01:22:27
awww mr Kitty
Indianna
01:22:27
CAT
Ellen
01:22:30
Hi Mr Kitty!
Indianna
01:22:30
Wait not relevant
rholloway
01:22:32
the first person i came out to was my best friend who is also autistic and LGBTIQ+ that helped me alot
I CAN Admin
01:22:33
Mr Kitty!!!
katharine
01:22:33
mr kitty
Shadia
01:22:46
Hello Mr Kitty!
Tess
01:22:58
Thank you!
mel
01:23:03
Thanks very much for sharing your experiences and knowledge.
Kirsty Degabriele
01:23:08
Thanks everyone
katharine
01:23:13
fantastic everyone
katharine
01:23:17
thank you
Ellen
01:23:23
Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences! Great work.
Indianna
01:23:24
Thankyou for your time!
I CAN Admin
01:23:24
<3
Shadia
01:23:25
Thank you to everyone and my friends and family
charms
01:23:29
Thanks!