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 12 November 2021.


Trans Awareness Week (14-19 November) and Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience/Resistance (20 November)

Next week we will be honouring trans experiences and celebrating trans communities! Here are some community events happening online and around Sydney:

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

Regular groups

Articles and other cool stuff


  • Twenty10 is looking for a Youth Board Director! If you’re aged 18 to 26 and want to shape the future of Twenty10, we want to hear from you by 17 November.
  • WSRC Writing Competition is looking for Western Sydney based writers to submit their original stories or poems around the theme: What’s it like living Queer in Western Sydney? Writers are encouraged to write about what it looks like to live in Western Sydney, perhaps the feeling of connections or the lack thereof. Submissions close 20 November.
  • Randwick City Council’s Inclusive Randwick Strategy is open for comment until 29 November.
  • Interested in a career in the arts? The Art Gallery of NSW’s Youth Collective is open for applications until 1 December at 3pm.
  • Open Parachute is looking for young people aged 12 to 18 to be filmed for their school mental health program. Participants will be compensated $50, and filming will take place from 1-20 December. Learn more here (PDF).
  • Inner West Council’s Community Strategic Plan is open for comment until 12 December.

Surveys, studies and consultations

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Trans Awareness Week Fireside Chat. Join us for a chat about different experiences of gender transition in life and the workplace and how it can be impacted by colleagues, family, friends and allies! Thur 16 Nov, 12:00 to 1:00pm AEDST. Leading discussion in LGBTQ Inclusion.
Transgender Day of Remembrance - Join us online to remember the lives that have been lost to transphobic violence, and to celebrate the strength and resilience of our transgender, gender diverse and non-binary communities. Thursday November 18, 2021 AEST. Online via Zoom.
Trans Day of Resistance: Newtown Hub, 20th November 1pm. Demands: Kill the Bill! Right to transition and recognition! Decriminalise sex work! Defund the police! Decriminalise drugs!
LGBTIQA+ Social Group - A safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 16 to 25 years. 5:30 to 7:30pm, Wednesdays from 10th November 2021
Board Director - Youth Rep. Come and volunteer on the Twenty10 Board of Directors.
Add your voice to our National Domestic Violence Survey - Barnardos Australia.
Have you ever had a sexual experience that has made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or unsafe? ACON are doing a survey about LGBTQ+ people's experiences of sexual violence. URL in page text.
LGBTQ + you Student Survey! Takes 15 minutes. Are you an LGBTQ+ Student currently or previously enrolled in an Australian school? Please do our survey  to help inform school supports for students like you! Macquarie University.
Do you identify as LGBTIQA+? Have you used an LGBTIQA+ peer-led service? We're undertaking research to explore the value of peer-led services to LGBTIQA+ communities in Australia. We would love your input!