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 20 May 2022.

The Community Calendar will be taking a break until July. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates over the next month.

Events

Groups and Services

Opportunities

  • Closes 29 May: The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Youth Consult for Change program is looking for folks aged 15 to 21 who have experienced out-of-home care and want to influence change. This is a paid position!
  • Closes 2 June: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is looking for audiovisual artists to produce an innovative work from the NFSA’s digital collection that will be showcased during Sydney WorldPride 2023.
  • Closes 9 June: City of Sydney is looking for visual artists who want to display their work as part of the Creative Hoardings Program.
  • Closes 29 June at midnight:Twenty10 is recruiting LGBTIQA+ folks aged 12-25 for our Youth Team!
  • Closes 31 July: Inner West Council’s Young Creative Awards is open for submissions of writing and artwork from folks aged 12 to 24.

Surveys, studies and consultations

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 Leading Rainbow Western Sydney
Live Webinar: Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships. Tuesday 24 May, 6pm to 7:30pm. Learn about healthy relationships, sexual, domestic, and family violence in LGBTQ+ populations, and services that are there to help. Everyone should feel safe and happy in their relationships. Register for the FREE webinar via Eventbrite. Proudly supported by Randwick City Council and ACON.
 PRISM Face-to-face Training. Next session: 25 May.
Text reads: Free online session, Thursday 26 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm,  via Zoom. Trans & Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity Training. A free online training session for healthcare  and community service professionals focused  on creating safe and inclusive environments.  Improve your knowledge and skills to work  more effectively with Trans and Gender Diverse communities.
Text reads: Queer travel and lifestyle expo - Beyond. Join us for an evening expo in Parramatta celebrating  queer travel and life experiences. BEYOND is an event showcasing all the great destinations, travel and experiences beyond the 5 years since marriage equality and Beyond COVID and restrictions. Thurs 26th May, 4pm till 8pm at Club Parramatta - 2 Macquarie Street. Come and check out the Travel and wedding providers, giveaways, and entertainment. Food and beverage available at the Club. Exhibiting inquiries: contact Matt on +61 438 669 320 or parramattapride17@gmail.com. Proudly brought to you by the team behind Parramatta Pride Picnic.
PRISM Online Training. Next series: 2, 9 and 16 June.
Sock Drawer Heroes Pop Up Shop. Saturday 18th June 2022, 10am to 3pm. 480 Parramatta Rd. Petersham.
Text reads: Join our LGBTIQA+ Social Group - a safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16 to 25. 6pm to 8pm Thursdays starting 12th May 2022, headspace Hurstville.
 Twenty10 is searching for a team of diverse young LGBTIQA+ people to help guide us into the future.   We want to hear from anyone who is keen to:   - Amplify the voices and experiences of young LGBTIQA+ people  - Provide important feedback and ideas, to help ensure Twenty10 programs and activities are exciting and relevant for young LGBTIQA+ people  - Meet for a couple of hours each month in a fun and social environment  - Develop new skills and knowledge in a supported setting.   If you're aged between 12 and 25, based in NSW and can commit to meeting (in person or online) for a couple of hours each month, then we want to hear from you!  To apply, complete the form (link in text on this page).   Expressions of interest close at midnight on June 19th, 2022.
A young person holding a sign in trans flag colours reading Trans folx are not a threat - Transphobia is! Text reads: Callout for a new documentary - We're looking for participants for a new documentary about the trans experience in high school, from trans and queer writer-director AP Pobjoy.  Our aim is to make a documentary that tells the story of transgender  students around Australia as they go through highschool in 2022. The project will be filmed by the participants themselves, giving them a voice and the opportunity to share their experiences. We are looking for high-school students aged between 16-17 either in year 11 of year 12 who identify as transgender, non-binary, agender or gender diverse. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact us at www.transdococasting.info and tell us a bit about who you are, and what your school experience looks like. Any initial contact will be informal and confidential, so feel free to say hi and ask any questions!
Level Up! An LGBTQ+ Gaming Study - Call For Participants! We want to better understand LGBTQ+ youth experiences in playing video games. We welcome players of all video games, playing on any console, PC, or mobile device. If you meet the criteria below, we would love for you to participate. Seeking participants who are 14-29 years old, self-identify as a sexual or gender minority youth (SGMY/LGBTQ+), plays video games regularly, live in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Mexico. Taking part involves completing a short survey about your experiences playing video games as LGBTQ+ youth. You will have an opportunity to upload a screenshot from a video game that makes you feel strong, validated, and proud. This study has received ethics approval from Brock university (21-019) and the university of Toronto (00041573). Photo credit: Ethan Olarte/Graphics credit: Pikisuperstar. Survey respondents may elect to enter a raffle to Win one of 10 $50 CAD (40 USD; 30 GBP; 55 AUD; 819 MXN) Amazon gift cards!
A picture of an older woman with dark skin using a mobile phone. Text reads hivfutures.org.au.
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 tinyurI.com/LGBTQI-stroke-study or contact the researcher - tel: +612 8627 7766 or email: william.kokay@sydney.edu.au. This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Sydney [2021/719].
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!
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