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 25 March 2022.
- Want to go to the theatre but can’t afford a full-price ticket? Individuals can request two $10 tickets to certain Sydney Theatre Company shows through their Equity Ticketing program
- 27 March: Tune in to 3CR’s Trans Day of Audibility broadcasts!
- 27 March: Canned Fruit is hosting an all ages queer night at Parramatta Nights.
- 2 April: Join Pride in Protest for a Trans Day of Visibility rally starting at Town Hall.
- 4 April: Alt2Su is holding an information forum for people interested in training or facilitating groups.
- 6 April: Join the LOVE Project for Hearing the Voices of the Older Trans and Gender Diverse Community.
- 7, 14 and 21 April: Join our next PRISM Online LGBTIQA+ Inclusivity Training!
- Until 30 April: Youth Week at Inner West Council has some amazing events, including Queer Prom on 8 April!
- Closes 9 April: Check out the Deadly, Solid, Staunch exhibition at Boomalli Gallery, celebrating LGBTIQA+ First Nations artists.
- 9 April: Inner West Disability Pride is happening in the heart of Newtown!
- 9 April: Join Minus18 for their digital Night at the Museum for folks aged 12-19!
- 9 April: City of Sydney is having a free one-day festival for folks aged 12-18 as part of Youth Week in the City.
- 23 April: FYA and Hue invite young people of colour aged 16-20 to join them for their event: Resilience, Strength and Tackling Racism.
- Starting 26 April: Switchboard’s LGBTIQA+ suicide bereavement support groups are now open to LGBTIQA+ people in NSW and Victoria who are 21 or older.
- 27 April: Join our next face-to-face PRISM LGBTIQA+ Inclusivity Training at 107 Projects!
Groups and Services
- Out West is back! Our next group on 30 March is for folks aged 12 to 18, while our group on 6 April is for folks aged 18 to 25.
- Alt2Su NSW has a range of peer support groups for folks aged 18 and over who have person experiences of suicidal thoughts.
- The Gender Centre’s Transtopia group for trans folks aged 12-17 is back! Get in touch with them for future dates.
- Hate is never OK. Hatecrime.com.au is a new resource with information including what to do if you’ve had a hateful experience.
- 13YARN is a 24-hour crisis service led by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Living with a disability and want to share your experiences with the Disability Royal Commission? Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW may be able to help.
- Twenty10 is hiring a paid QLife Peer Supporter. Applications close on 30 March at 10am.
- Inner West Council is seeking nominations for their Community Awards. Nominations close 27 March!
- Sydney World Pride is offering Creative Project Funding for artists and performers. Applications close 29 April at 5pm, and there will be an info session on 31 March.
- City of Sydney is looking for members for their advisory panels, including the Multicultural Advisory Panel and the Housing for All Working Group. Applications are open until 5pm on 1 April.
- The Betty Makin Youth Awards are open for nominations until 5pm on 1 April.
Surveys, studies and consultations
- ORIMA Research is working with the National Mental Health Commission to speak to LGBTIQA+ people about their experiences with mental health services, as well as their families and loved ones. Participants will be reimbursed $80-$100 for their time and insights. Read the participant information sheet here (PDF), and for more information or to express interest, email email@example.com.
- Just.Equal wants to hear about your priorities for the next Australian government.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.