Community Calendar is your weekly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW! This is our post for 18 June 2021.
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Here are some events around the Greater Sydney Area and NSW:
- PortPride has a number of Pride events happening throughout the month – follow them on Facebook or Instagram for more info!
- On Sunday 20 June, as part of Go Skateboarding Day with UPS Skate Shop, join a queer skate sesh with some awesome folks from Camp Skateboarding! Get in touch with Tov via DM if you want to come but don’t have any gear.
- Attention parents and carers of LGBTIQA+ young people! Join Twenty10 for an information session on Tuesday, 22 June from 6pm to 7:30pm. Email Rebecca to RSVP.
- Attention LGBTIQA+ migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum! Forcibly Displaced People Network and WESNET are running a free workshop on online safety on June 23 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Sign up here!
- The amazing folks at Queerstories are having a free streaming event on Wednesday, 23 June from 7pm to 9pm. Registrations are essential!
- Learn more about social media through the First Nations and Pasifika lens with we are the mainstream and AFTRS! Happening on 26 June at Story Factory – Parramatta. Pay what you can tickets are available!
- Join Outloud Arts for a screenprinting workshop at Bankstown Arts Centre called Be Your Own Billboard on 26 June! Free for LGBTIQA+ folks from Western Sydney aged 15-25, and lunch is provided.
- Attention Snowy Mountains folks! Jindy Pride is having a Monday Meetup on 28 June from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. Free hot chocolate!
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is hosting a webinar panel discussion for Refugee Week on Wednesday, 23 June at 10am with guests from Forcibly Displaced People Network and STARTTS NSW.
- The Western Sydney Rainbow Connection Speaker Series continues on Monday, 28 June at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
Calls for Submissions and Auditions
- Shopfront Arts are looking for young people who want to perform at Drag in the Daytime. Fill out their Expression of Interest form and learn about their workshops – the next one is 24 June!
- YOUth&I will be accepting submissions from intersex people aged 30 and younger starting 1 July.
- OutStanding Stories has announced this year’s theme: Ooops!
- Marion Street Theatre for Young People is seeking young actors from diverse backgrounds (especially LGBTIQA+ folks) aged 12+ to audition for their new project, The Red Dust. See their flyer (PDF) here.
- The Star Observer: A ‘To Do’ List for Straight People
- Pedestrian: Growing Up Non-Binary Has Taught Me How Fluid (And Damaging) Labels Can Be
- ABC Everyday: How to deal with biphobia
- Pink Advocate: Massive increase in online searches for LGBTIQ+ information
Surveys, studies and consultations
- If you identify as LGBTIQA+ and have been in a relationship, you can give your input on intimate partner violence through this anonymous 15 min survey. You do not need to have experienced intimate partner violence to participate.
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia wants to hear about the LGBTIQA+ community’s thoughts about and experiences with palliative care.
- Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey! This survey closes on 20 June.
- The folks at Blaq, ACON and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University are looking for LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 14 and 25 years old to fill out a survey to understand social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of people in this group. Fill out the survey here.
- ACON and UNSW are looking for gay, bisexual and queer Asian men aged 18+ to fill out the Gay Asian Men’s Survey. Available in English, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
- ACON and a number of other services around the country are looking to hear from LGBTIQA+ folks aged 18+ who have ever used an LGBTIQA+ peer-led service (that would include Twenty10).