Research

We really believe that when we do something, it should be based on evidence.  When we talk to people about what we do they generally agree that what we're doing is right and that it will make a difference in the lives of people of diverse sexualities and genders.  We think so too but we want to be absolutely sure, so we make sure we back everything with research.

A lot of the research we've used so far is publicly accessible so we've listed it below.  Sometimes, we get access to research that isn't publicly shared at the time we got to see it.  As soon as we can share it, we will.  If we can't share a particular piece of research, have faith that we'll only use peer reviewed papers as hard evidence and we'll test everything else against a panel of experts.

If you're a researcher, a mental health expert, social worker or someone with a background and knowledge you think could help us, we'd love to hear from you at hello@startout.org.au.

Selected reports:

Feeling queer and blue: A review of the literature on depression and related issues among gay, lesbian, bisexual and other homosexually active people, La Trobe University, 2008

Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who Are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse, The Young and Well CRC, 2014

Writing themselves in 3, La Trobe University, 2010

Private Lives 2, La Trobe University, 2012

State of Australia's Young People, University of New South Wales, 2009

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