Autistic, LGBTIQA+ And Proud (Dr. Wenn Larson, Jeanette Purkis, Christian Tsoutsouvas & Shadia Ibrahim) - Shared screen with speaker view
How did you get to a place of pride?
thanks for your thought Tess :)
Thanks for your thought Tess :)
haha! They’re great aren’t they!
Shadia - you are amazing :)
You've come so far, Shadia :)
Thank you Tess and Katherine :)
OMG so relatable
Thank you so much Indi for your kind words.
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 ...
IN Melbourne there is Spectrum Intersections for LGBTIQ+ and Autistic folk “)
There's an lgbt+ group that meets occasionally in east melbourne.
I can't remember what they're called now.
So great to hear about the groups!
Also to elaborate about my answer, finding a good health professional is really beneficial who is aware of lbtqia+ and autism ... really helps!! :)
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The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality & Relationships by Dr Emma Goodall
The Autism Spectrum Guide in Sexuality and Relationships by Emma Goodall
But I don’t blog in it enough!
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Roe, please link!
One Transtrastic Life-another book
One Transtistic Life on Facebook
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.
thanks - I didn’t know the address!!
the person who is questioning, needs to initiate it themself
talking to a parent
As a parent myself, i just try to keep all discussions NOT heteronormative, i.e. a fluid environment
Well said Tess
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.
thats so wonderful Indiana :)
Thanks Indi for sharing :)
yeah very sad :(
don’t say ‘oh here we go again what are you this week?’
don’t roll your eyes parents
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. :)
Jeanette I think we can retire soon hey?
these kids are great
Indeed! They are wonderful
Retire wash your mouth out I am in my prime ;)
haha roe you’re just getting started I know
I actually wouldn’t know what to do if I had to retire!!
thanks for the kind, warm messages everyone!!
and connect with local LGBT community groups…
i find a good friend network can really make a difference
Apologise move on and try to do better next time
awww mr Kitty
Hi Mr Kitty!
Wait not relevant
the first person i came out to was my best friend who is also autistic and LGBTIQ+ that helped me alot
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Hello Mr Kitty!
Thanks very much for sharing your experiences and knowledge.
Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences! Great work.
Thankyou for your time!
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Thank you to everyone and my friends and family