Community Calendar

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 March 2022.


  • EOIs closing 13 March: Two of our QHive groups, Beyond and Behold, are open for expressions of interest until 13 March. These groups will take place in April and May.
  • 16 March: Out West is officially back! This group will be for folks aged 12 to 18, while the next group on 23 March will be for folks aged 18 to 25. We’ll continue to alternate age groups every week like this.
  • Closes 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.
  • 20 March: Attention LGBTIQA+ folks aged 12 to 19! Join Minus18 for their This Is Trans Joy virtual chillout session. It’s free!
  • Starting 23 March: Do you want to be a better partner? The Proud Partners group at ACON is for any LGBTQ+ person who may be concerned about their behaviours in a relationship.
  • 23 March: Join Intersex Human Rights Australia for a webinar on community building with Mani Mitchell!
  • 23 March to 30 April: Youth Week at Inner West Council has some amazing events, including Queer Prom on 8 April!
  • Starting 26 April: Switchboard’s LGBTIQA+ suicide bereavement support groups are now open to LGBTIQA+ people in NSW and Victoria who are 21 or older.

Articles and other cool stuff


Surveys, studies and consultations

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Introducing Beyond: Online therapeutic discussion group for people who are trans, gender diverse, non-binary, a Sistergirl, a Brotherboy, or questioning, aged 16 to 24, Australia-wide. Learn more and register your interest: Expressions of interest extended until13 March.
Introducing Behlod: Online therapeutic discussion group for LGBTIQA+ People of Colour and Culture aged 18 and over, Australia-wide. Learn more and register your interest: Expressions of interest extended until 13 March.
Curated by Steven Ross - Deadly, Solid, Staunch: A celebration of our First Nations LGBTIQA+ community. 24.2.22-9.4.2 Official launch: Friday 18th March from 6pm. RSVP via
OutWest is back - a social group for LGBTIQA+ Folks. March 09, 5pm to 7pm - Ages 18-25 only. March 16, 5pm to 7pm - ages 12-18 only. March 23, 5pm to 7pm - ages 18-25 only. March 30, 5pm to 7pm - ages 12 to 18 only. 5pm to 7pm @ headspace Parramatta, 3 Wentworth St, Parramatta.
A group of cartoon trans young people drifting around text that reads This is Trans Joy.
NSW YAC - Applications now open! Join the NSW Youth Advisory Council 2022.
A group of people with different skin tones putting their hands in the middle of a circle. Text reads: Help shape the online world of the future.
Seeking Australian trans young people aged 13-17 to participate in a research study on sexuality and relationships education. Transcend Australia.
We are looking for members of the LGBTQI+ community who have experienced a stroke, and their partners, to participate in a new study exploring post stroke sexuality. For more information go to or contact the researcher - tel: +612 8627 7766 or email: This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Sydney [2021/719].
Two people writing on a survey, one using the other's back as a writing surface. Text reads SWASH - take part in the longest running survey of lesbian, bisexual and queer women's health in the world! Sydney Women & Sexual Health Survey 2022.
A picture of two people, with one kissing the other on the side of their face. Text reads: What matters to you this Federal election? Have your say! Equality Australia.
A cartoon of people holding various pride and identity flags. Text reads: Walkern Katatdjin - Rainbow Knowledge. Are you: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, 14 to 25 years old? Take part in our national survey! Walkern Katatdjin is a national research project that aims to understand and improve the wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ young people. With your help, we can improve the resources available to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ people!
National survey: Child Wellbeing and COVID. Help us build a greater understanding.
Want to share your experience supporting your mates? Join our focus group!
A multicoloured background with text that reads Sydney WorldPride 2023 Human Rights Conference - have your say!