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 new COVID-19 restrictions for Sydney that were announced today. We hope everyone is staying safe!
We’re in the final week of our Annual Support Campaign – please donate if you have the capacity!
Things to do from home
Need something to do while you’re isolating at home? Here are some ideas:
- Go back and read our Twenty10 and Friends posts that we put up last year from Rebecca, Ben, Daisy and Dina.
- Did you know that you can watch past Grumble Boogies on IGTV? Put on your brightest neon gym socks and boogie down!
- Teleparty is a way to watch streaming media online with friends (although note that each person needs to have a subscription to whichever streaming service you’re watching).
- Writers – want some inspiration for your next story? Outstanding Short Story Competition is accepting submissions for this year’s contest – the theme is Ooops!
Here are some interesting things happening online:
- The Indigenous People’s Organisation Australia 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.
- On Monday 28 June, the Western Sydney Rainbow Connection Speaker Series will hear from Miranda Aguilar about coming of age and from Irene O’Neill about Penrith Pride Place!
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).