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 some of the highlights of it below.  Sometimes, we get access to research that isn’t publicly shared at the time we have been able to use 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.

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