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Seeking help is not a sign of weakness4

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness

By Megan Luscombe 7th Oct, 2014

"It's a great feeling to know that someone else has or is experiencing what you are; it makes us feel less isolated, less scared and at times, less crazy."

The fear of rejection12

The fear of rejection

By Chad St James 30th Sep, 2014

Whether we like to admit it or not, many of the choices we make are based on the fear of rejection.

How to actively listen in your relationship3

How to actively listen in your relationship

By Megan Luscombe 22nd Sep, 2014

Listen, learn, love. Relationships take work, and practicing active listening is one thing we can all continue to develop.

In your relationship, make sure you say what you need to say5

In your relationship, make sure you say what you need to say

By Megan Luscombe 9th Sep, 2014

Here's some quick and handy tips to ensure you are effectively communicating in your relationship.

Avoid toxic situations/people and learn to value yourself11

Avoid toxic situations/people and learn to value yourself

By Megan Luscombe 28th Aug, 2014

Unfortunately there are some situations in life you can’t avoid. However, you can change your reaction to toxic situations/people and once you do that, everything will start to change.

Coming out after 4014

Coming out after 40

By Gerry North 21st Aug, 2014

"Coming out later in life has its consequences. All those years of rejecting and hiding mean that the psyche may not accept, deep down, the person they are now presenting as."

How to build your confidence and self-worth2

How to build your confidence and self-worth

By Megan Luscombe 19th Aug, 2014

"Fears are difficult to overcome because they require you to challenge them - and for some, that’s not easy to do alone."

Change is coming. Here's how we can make our schools safer for queer students2

Change is coming. Here's how we can make our schools safer for queer students

By Same Same 31st Jul, 2014

"School should be an open and inviting place for everyone, gay or straight. We need to support young people so they feel safe at school."

WATCH: What's it like growing up transgender?2

WATCH: What's it like growing up transgender?

By Same Same 11th Jul, 2014

In a brand new locally-made video, five transgender young people are asked: "What's it like to be you?"

"I wish I knew then what I know now"

By Same Same 15th May, 2014

"This thing that I had agonised and stressed over for so long was suddenly just a mundane fact."

Coming out never ends11

Coming out never ends

By Little Gay Blog 6th May, 2014

"Coming out isn't a one-time thing, and I learnt this for myself recently."

Dad comes home after 7 years' jail - daughter has something to tell him

Dad comes home after 7 years' jail - daughter has something to tell him

By Heidi Maier 24th Apr, 2014

She asks: "How do you feel about me only liking girls?"

WATCH: Trans men tell about their toughest times1

WATCH: Trans men tell about their toughest times

By Same Same 17th Apr, 2014

"It felt like I was never going to fit, I would never fit anywhere."

Come out, come out, whoever you are

Come out, come out, whoever you are

By Bihn Doan 5th Apr, 2014

"Mum said: 'Binh, since you're turning 30 soon, it's time to think about finding the right girl and getting married.'"

WATCH: How PFLAG helped our family

WATCH: How PFLAG helped our family

By Dean Arcuri 31st Mar, 2014

"I could change my gay son or I could change the world. I knew I couldn't change him, so I figured I had to change the world."

Gay guys battling eating disorders15

Gay guys battling eating disorders

By Little Gay Blog 14th Mar, 2014

Gay and bi men are three times more likely than heterosexual men to have a clinical eating disorder.

When rapper Switch rushed to her fan's bedside1

When rapper Switch rushed to her fan's bedside

By Melissa Leedham 2nd Feb, 2014

A local music artist has really switched my perspective on what the meaning of 'role model' really is.