Research suggests that people who have an autism diagnosis or autism traits are more likely to be transgender than the general population.

One study found the rate to be two to three times higher in autistic people. Also, a larger percentage of autistic people reported their gender as being something other than strictly male or female, compared to other people. 1

The A List has produced a series of videos delivered by Gold Coast Rainbow Communities with the help of young queer autistics and have also collected a number of resources below:

Spectrum Intersections
A free peer led group for people 18 and over who identify as neuro-diverse and on the LGBTIQA+ spectrums.

The Autism CRC – My Way Employability
This sheet discusses being LGBTQIA+ and Autistic in the workplace.

We know who we are
The Parallels of being Autistic and LGBTQIA+. Panel of Autistic LGBTQIA+ people (hosted by Aspect). Discussing what pride means to us, what challenges we have faced in life and how we can all be better allies in school, work and the community.

SQuAD – Sydney Queer and Disability community group
This space is for social support, advocacy, organising events and connecting our community in meaningful ways. Based in Sydney, however welcome members from anywhere.

Autism, Aspergers and LGBT awareness.

Gay Autism Group (LGBTQ)
A safe haven/support group for gay people on the Autism Spectrum.

I CAN Network – Online group mentoring & resources for Autistic LGBTQIA+ young people
Including a webinar featuring LGBTQIA+ Autistic young people.

Twainbow – People living under the double rainbow.
Website for those who are both Autistic & LGBTQIA+. It has its own resources page.

LGBTQIA+ Inclusive language guide
This fantastic resource was developed by the Victorian government and is helpful to both organisations and individuals. It provides a guide about how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, and queer and questioning people.


1: George R. and Stokes M.A. Autism 22, 970-982 (2018)

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