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Intersex Head To Health is a digital Mental Health resource by the Australian Government connecting you with some of Australia’s most trusted Mental Health organisations. It brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.
Parents of Gender Diverse Children provides peer support to Parents and those parenting Trans and Gender Diverse children. They realise that parents who are well supported are better able to support their children.
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The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges. Scholarships are awarded for fulltime study at public institutions of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.
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4 thoughts on “Remembering Vaughn Hambley”
I’ll write a story about our time together before the KSA Torrance invitational and post it next time I’m here, needless to say he was a great advocate for us! I’ll miss you brother
Oh my brother! Vaughn and I met at one of the conference from KSA and became brothers, before the Torrance one, he flew into Sacramento airport and we hung out before driving down to the conference together, the stories are countless about this time, and since I have nothing else to do being locked in my trailer all day, I think I will write it out and share it next time I’m online. Needless to say to those of you who know us, and possibly were there… he was a good advocate for our cause!
I first came across Vaughn in 1999 at a time when I had just been diagnosed and was struggling to come to grips with the standard treatment of care, Vaughn and others of that era offered great advice on different applications and different types of Testosterone but, none of them actually worked for me. Treatment aside there was a great buzz on the Yahoo groups back then and I think it’s fair to say the community was together as one regardless of what path we had chosen to walk upon. Great adventurous times were had by all and great friends were made, Vaughn was one such person I hit it off with and although we had never met in person, I envisaged meeting with him would be like meeting any other XXY where the connection and empathy we have for one another would be like meeting a childhood friend. It was a pleasure knowing you in this life.
Goodbye, my friend!
I met Vaughn in person in 2005 at the AAKSIS conference in Atlanta. We had previously been corresponding via various listserves for a decade or so. He was a formidable verbal jouster. I considered him a friend and I will miss him.
au revoir Vaughn.
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