Community Calendar – 2 July 2021

Jul 2, 2021

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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:


Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

NAIDOC Events:

  • 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! 

Other events:

  • 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:

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).
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What does LGBTIQ+ inclusive  palliative care look like? Calling LGBTIQ+ community members and all health professionals. We want to hear from you. Take our survey [QR Code to the left] HREC Approval no. 731010621
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