Community Calendar is your fortnightly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW! This is our post for 11 February 2022.
Our QHive groups are open for expressions of interest for workshops meeting in April and May!
Check out all the awesome things happening at Twenty10 this Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras Fundraisers
Thanks to all these fabulous folks who are raising funds for Twenty10 during Mardi Gras!
- Thursdays: Join Living Arts Therapy for a Queer Art Therapy group every Thursday evening! Sliding scale tickets are available.
- 16 to 17 February: Are you aged 16 to 24 and trying to find a job? Check out the Learn2Earn workshop from Inner West Council Libraries and Mission Australia.
- From 24 February: Join Democracy in Colour for their free Countering Cyber Racism Online course.
- 24 February to 9 April: Check out the Deadly, Solid, Staunch exhibition at Boomalli Gallery, celebrating LGBTIQA+ First Nations artists. The official opening event is on 18 March.
- 26 February: Our friends at Minus18 are holding a virtual Mardi Gras party for folks aged 12 to 19!
- 26 February: We’re partnering with Mardi Gras Film Festival on this Community Screening of Hetero, a film about a group of young people trying to keep their school’s Gay-Straight Alliance afloat by befriending their straight classmates. Tickets are only $10!
- 27 February: Marrickville Library is hosting a free vocal workshop for transgender and non-binary singers.
Articles and other cool stuff
- LGBTIQ+ Health Alliance and JoyFM: The Latest Podcast
- The Age: Trans and gender diverse inclusive language matters in healthcare
- The Sydney Morning Herald: Language is important for the health of all Australians, including trans people
- The Conversation: I’ve tested positive to COVID. What should I do now?
- SBS News: The Australian athletes championing LGBTIQ+ pride in sport
- Inter_view: An Intersex Podcast
- The folks at ACYP are looking for people aged 12 to 24 to join the NSW Youth Advisory Council. Applications close 13 March.
- Women with Disabilities Australia is looking for blog post pitches from women, girls, feminine-identifiying folks and non-binary people. Published posts will receive $100!
- The Queer Youth Dialogues are an opportunity for young LGBTIQ+ people from around the world to connect and discuss their identities!
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) are creating a new training: Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way. Sign up at the link for updates!
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s MindOut project is offering a free training for folks working in mental health or suicide prevention
- Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) wants to hear from intersex folks about what they want to see at the World Pride Human Rights Conference in 2023.
- headspace Miranda and Hurstville are looking for young people aged 16-25 to join their Youth Reference Group.
- eSafety is establishing an Online Safety Youth Advisory Council for young people aged 13 to 24 years. Head to the link to find out more and sign up to receive updates.
Surveys, studies and consultations
- The Australian Human Rights Commission wants to hear from young people aged 9 to 17 and their parents, carers and grandparents about their experiences with COVID-19.
- Western Sydney University researchers and batyr Australia are conducting a study looking at how young people (16 – 25 years) in the Western Sydney region support friends during tough times. We want to hear more about your experiences giving support – the positives and the challenges. If you would like to be part of a focus group, please fill out this short form here: Informal Help-Providing Screening Survey. Everyone who joins a focus group will receive a $50 gift voucher for their participation.
- Alternatives to Suicide are looking for people who have attended their groups to participate in research.
- 3Bridges will be hosting an open forum around the services planned for the Summer Hill Neighbourhood Centre. The Summer Hill community is invited to offer feedback around the types of services and programs the community would like to see available at the Centre. Complete their survey to express interest in attending.
- Sydney WorldPride 2023 are planning a Human Rights Conference for next year, and they’d like to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see there!