Community Calendar – 2 July 2021
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 25 June 2021.
This post is a little different due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. We hope everyone is staying safe!
Also, thank you to everyone who donated to our Annual Support Campaign – we raised over $50,000!
Things to do from home
Need something to do while you’re isolating at home? Here are some ideas:
- Check out this LGBTIQA+-friendly guided meditation with Family Equality!
- Learn to draw with this tutorial video!
- Western Sydney Recovery College shared some lockdown tips you might find helpful!
- Marrickville Youth Resource Centre’s school holidays program has gone online with this round-up of cute craft tutorials. (Watch out for the box monster, though!)
Here are some interesting things happening online:
- The Indigenous People’s Organisation Australia and Better Futures Australia are holding a series of webinars about climate, environment, healing and justice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts and leaders. Sessions run every evening from 5-9 July.
- Check out this screening of The Kinchela Boys on 6 July with Community Legal Centres NSW.
- The State Library NSW has three NAIDOC Events: Talking Deadly: Tracing Ancestors on 6 July, Heal Country storytelling session on 7 July, and Scratch that Kitch on 8 July!
- Join the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on 10 July to help improve articles of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people!
- LesFlicks are streaming some short films on 9 July!
Paid consulting opportunities
Attention LGBTIQA+ young people! You are experts in your own experience, and these folks want to pay you for your thoughts and time:
- Youth Action NSW is looking for young people interested in providing feedback and co-designing parts of their Ask For Health project! Get more information from their Expression of Interest (DOCX), and sign up here.
- Play Safe is looking for young people to be part of their Summer Peer Education Program. Read the recruitment flyer (PDF) and job description (PDF), and apply here.
Surveys, studies and consultations
- Attention young LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16-24! Want to join an reading and writing group for queer youth? Read the flyer here (PDF) to learn more! Online sessions begin in July and will run through December.
- UnLeash is a study exploring lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s (cisgender and transgender) health and wellbeing and the relationship with smoking, drinking and using drugs.
- 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.
- 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).