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.
- 22 May: Inner West Council is holding an Anti-Racism Youth Gathering.
- 24 May: Join ACON for a panel discussion for Panoramic: Views in Conversation for Pansexual Day of Visibility.
- 24 May: Join ACON for the next Leading Rainbow Sydney session on Multicultural LGBTQ Leadership.
- 24 May: Join ACON for a workshop on healthy relationships.
- 25 May: Our next PRISM Face-to-Face LGBTIQA+ Inclusivity Training is happening all day!
- 25 May: FASCIAR invites folks to join a webinar on inclusive practices with LGBTIQA+ children and young people, their parents and carers, family and kin.
- 26 May: Increase your skills and knowledge in providing inclusive and appropriate healthcare and community services for trans and gender diverse consumers with this trans and gender diverse inclusive practice training with WHISE.
- 26 May: Celebrate queer travel and life experiences at the BEYOND Queer travel and lifestyle expo.
- 26 May: Join Silver Rainbow for a [webinar on accurate data collection for older LGBTI+ people].
- 1 June: Join the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gay Men’s Action Group’s upcoming symposium (PDF)! Check out the program here.
- 2, 9 and 16 June: Our next PRISM Online LGBTIQA+ Inclusivity Training is happening over three mornings!
- 16 June: Join Rainbow Families for an online workshop on Preventing and Managing Bullying.
- 18 June: Looking for gender affirming gear? Sock Drawer Heroes are having a pop-up shop!
- 1 July: Join AbSec for their NAIDOC Family Fun Day!
Groups and Services
- Twenty10 and headspace Hurstville are running a group for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16 to 25!
- Youth Action is launching Ask for Health – a new health website for young people in NSW. Ask for Health has been co-designed with young people and Ministry of Health experts to provide a trustworthy resource to help young people navigate their own health and the health system.
- TransHub’s P4T service can help trans folks aged over 18 navigate the health system!
- Have a question about sexual health? Ask Nurse Nettie!
Articles and other cool stuff
- Equality Australia: “Lifesaving” – trans equality and clinicians groups defend trans healthcare
- Intersex Human Rights Australia: Intersex people and the federal election 2022
- The XXY Project: 47XXY/KS Awareness Day 2022
- Mumbrella: Moving beyond rainbow washing: how brands can support the LGBTQIA+ community authentically
- Croakey: This election, what’s on the agenda for LGBTIQ+ people and organisations?
- ABC: Young queer people in regional SA find their voice through costume program
- Drummond Street Services: How to Survive the Election as a Trans Person
- ABC: How to support young trans people right now
- 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
- The HIV Futures 10 survey wants to hear from people living with HIV. They especially need more responses from women living with HIV.
- The M3THOD Study wants to hear from men (trans and cis), trans women and non-binary people who use drugs when they have sex.
- Researchers at The Goldsen Institute are looking for LGBTIQA+ folks worldwide aged 18 and older to complete a survey about their wellbeing!
- UNICEF Australia wants to hear from young people about youth voice, education and the future.
- Closes 24 May: Have your say on a LGBTIQA+ social and cultural place strategy for Oxford Street.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning a new survey, which will ask people questions about their sexual health. These questions will eventually be asked of many people in different countries around the world. To make sure everyone understands the questions and understands them the same way, and to make sure people are willing to answer the questions, Australia has been asked to trial these questions with a variety of people. Find out more about the WHO survey and how you can help here.
- The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) is exploring LGBTQ+ youth’s positive and negative experiences of video gaming and video gaming communities, and how this relates to wellbeing. They are seeking participants aged 14-29 years old living in Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, or Mexico who identifies as a sexual or gender minority person and plays video games regularly on any platform to take part in a survey taking approximately 20-30 minutes. Participants may enter a raffle to win one of ten $55 Amazon Gift Cards and may also be eligible to participate in an interview with a further incentive.
- MCC Welfare Services wants to hear about your experiences with loneliness.
- Researchers at University of Sydney want to hear from people aged 16 to 26 who identify as a migrant or refugee and live in Western Sydney about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- A researcher at University of Sydney wants to hear from LGBTIQ+ stroke survivors and/or their partners. They especially need more responses from female participants.
- Walkern Katatdjin – Rainbow Knowledge wants to hear from LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 14 to 25.
- Western Sydney University researchers and batyr Australia are conducting a study looking at how young people (16 to 25 years) in the Western Sydney region support friends during tough times. We want to hear more about your experiences giving support – the positives and the challenges. If you would like to be part of a focus group, please fill out this short form here: Informal Help-Providing Screening Survey. Everyone who joins a focus group will receive a $50 gift voucher for their participation.