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 22 April 2022.

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Events

Groups and Services

Opportunities

Surveys, studies and consultations

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A cartoon drawing of people at a medieval faire. Two women are hugging in the foreground, and a barrel in the background has a sign that says Wanted - Ogres - Reward! Text reads 'A Queer Medieval Faire', April 30th.
LGBTIQ+ Federal Election Forum. Presented by Equality Australia, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, AFAO and Intersex Human Rights Australia. Media partners: JoyFM, Star Observer. Hosted by Patricia Karvelas.
 ## Opportunities  * __Closes 29 April__: [MYAN is looking for Youth Ambassadors](https://myan.org.au/with-young-people/)!  * Young people! [WhyNot wants to hear your unfiltered thoughts](https://www.whynot.org.au/unfiltered-thoughts/) - and they're willing to pay you $50 if you get published! Right now they want to hear your thoughts on the upcoming election. * __Closes 6 May__: [headspace Bondi Junction](https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bondi-junction/) is looking for new members for their [Youth Reference Group (pdf)](https://www.twenty10.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/headspace-Bondi-Junction-Youth-Reference-Group.pdf). [Applications are open](https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1n8Bet8cutp2pL4B0zS6oseOybpoexhnj) to young people aged 16 – 23 who work, live, study or play in the Eastern Suburbs. The group is also keen to hear from Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural backgrounds, from rural and remote areas, who identify as LGBTQIA+, or who have been homeless.   Surveys  * [Have your say on a LGBTIQA+ social and cultural place strategy for Oxford Street](https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision-setting/lgbtiqa-social-cultural-place-strategy-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](https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5i16q8Vxj9fuGX4). * The [International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR)](https://www.inqyr.org/) is exploring [LGBTQ+ youth’s positive and negative experiences of video gaming](https://www.inqyr.org/projects/levelup) 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.   LGBTIQ+ Federal Election Forum. Presented by Equality Australia, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, AFAO and Intersex Human Rights Australia. Media partners: JoyFM, Star Observer. Hosted by Patricia Karvelas.  A group of people with different skin colours with their hands in the middle of a circle. Text reads National call for Youth Ambassadors - Join MYAN's YAN team!
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!
Seeking Australian trans young people aged 13-17 to participate in a research study on sexuality and relationships education. Transcend Australia.
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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