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 26 February 2022.
Our QHive groups are open for expressions of interest for workshops meeting in April and May!
Check out all the awesome things happening at Twenty10 this Mardi Gras.
- Closes 9 April: Check out the Deadly, Solid, Staunch exhibition at Boomalli Gallery, celebrating LGBTIQA+ First Nations artists. The official opening event is on 18 March.
- 26-27 February: The awesome folks at Shopfront Arts are holding Drag in the Daytime event for folks of all ages at 107 Projects!
- 26 February: Our friends at Minus18 are holding a virtual Mardi Gras party for folks aged 12 to 19!
- 26 February: We’re partnering with Mardi Gras Film Festival on this Community Screening of Hetero, a film about a group of young people trying to keep their school’s Gay-Straight Alliance afloat by befriending their straight classmates. Tickets are only $10!
- 27 February: Marrickville Library is hosting a free vocal workshop for transgender and non-binary singers.
- 2 March: Queer Art After Hours is a free event at the Art Gallery of NSW showcasing queer art and artists! Twenty10 is also running the youth space with the AGNSW Youth Collective.
- 5 March: Young people aged 12 to 21 can come to the Making Time workshop, inspired by LGBTIQA+ artists and communities!
Articles and other cool stuff
- The Conversation: Yes, words can harm young trans people. Here’s what we can do to help
- The Conversation: 4 out of 5 parents support teaching gender and sexuality diversity in Australian schools
- The Guardian: What I should have done when my 12-year-old told me he was transgender
- ABC: Is there a place for trans students in religious schools? These schools say yes
- Dementia Support Australia: LGBTI and Dementia – Understanding Changes in Behaviour
- Older Persons Advocacy Network: The Ageing Mosaic – Support for LGBTI people
- Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and RMIT are looking for speakers of Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese to help develop resources for translators and interpreters on LGBTIQA+ terminology. Participants will be compensated with a gift voucher. To find out more, contact Budi via email or text 0431 931 200.
- The National Gallery of Australia is accepting applications from folks aged 19 to 25 from across Australia for their Digital Young Writers Mentorship, closing 10 March.
- The folks at ACYP are looking for people aged 12 to 24 to join the NSW Youth Advisory Council. Applications close 13 March.
- eSafety is establishing an Online Safety Youth Advisory Council for young people aged 13 to 24 years. Applications close 14 March.
- Lesbians Inc. has a grant round open for projects that address needs in the lesbian community! Applications close 18 March.
- The folks at the Outstanding Stories creative writing competition are holding their annual Miniature competition for very short LGBTIQ+ stories (50 words or less)! This year’s theme is “Sparks”. Applications close 19 March.
- The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is looking for temporary staff during the upcoming Federal election.
Surveys, studies and consultations
- Inner West Libraries wants to hear from young people in the Inner West aged 12 to 24 about what they want to see at their local library! You could win one of four $150 cash cards. Survey closes 14 March.
- Transcend wants to hear from young trans people aged 13-17 about sexuality and relationships education.
- 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.
- SWASH is the longest-running survey of lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health in the world!
- In the lead up to the 2022 Federal election, Equality Australia wants to hear about the issues that matter to you.
- Walkern Katatdjin – Rainbow Knowledge wants to hear from LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 14 to 25.
- The Australian Human Rights Commission wants to hear from young people aged 9 to 17 and their parents, carers and grandparents about their experiences with COVID-19. Surveys close on 20 March.
- 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.
- Alternatives to Suicide are looking for people who have attended their groups to participate in research.
- Sydney WorldPride 2023 are planning a Human Rights Conference for next year, and they’d like to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see there!