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 5 August 2021.

As the Sydney lockdown continues, we hope everyone is staying as safe and well as possible. Check out videos in many languages about how to stay safe from NSW Health.

Wear It Purple Day is coming soon! We have a blog post with some ideas about how to make this year’s Wear It Purple Day special.


Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:


Surveys, studies and consultations

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Stop the 'Religious Freedoms' Bills: No right to discriminate. Online protest, 1pm, Sat 14 Aug. Check Facebook event for Zoom link.
Purple Pride Party! Ages 12 to 19! Sat 28 August, Online! Live from Science Gallery Melbourne
YOUth&l Issue 2 submissions now open!  Deadline Friday 13 August 2021  Drawings, photography, writings and more accepted, with payment for published entries
Experiences of First Nations LGBQ Young People in a counselling setting - This research aims to explore the counselling experiences of First Nations LGBQ young people in Australia. This study will be among the first to analyze the experiences of First Nations LGBQ young people in a counselling setting in an Australian context. Participants must: Be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; Are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning; have attended or are currently attending counselling sessions; be between the ages of 16 to 24 years; reside in Australia. Contribute to research by participating in a 60 minute interview about your counselling experiences as a First Nations LGBQ+ young person in Australia. Participants will receive a $25 Clothing the Gaps Gift Card Participation. Research undertaken by April Goldring (Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology), under the supervision of Dr Lefteris Patlamazoglou. For more information, contact April Goldring: MUHREC Approval: 28705
A drawing of two women, one holding a drink. Text reads: Lesbian, bisexual or queer woman? Tell us about your health and UnLEASH your power to change health services
My names are Laura and Remus. I am a transgender androgyne and non-binary individual completing research for my dissertation for my honours year in a Bachelor Of Psychology. I am aiming to interview  non-binary Australians about cultural competency in general practitioners. This is in terms of the knowledge, skills, beliefs and attitudes you think general practitioners should have when seeing  non-binary individuals. You are eligible to participate if:  You at least self-describe your gender as non-binary.  If you only use this. or use this and other terms. you are welcome.  You are aged 18 or over,  You live in Australia.  You have access to a secure email address that is used by you only.  Participation will involve answering interview questions over email. This is anticipated to take between 1 to 2 hours of your time.  To read more or sign up to participate, go to [url here - see post text for a link] For any questions, please contact  I am keen to hear from non-binary individuals all across Australia.  Please feel free to share this flyer with your friends and other networks.  Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number HRE2021-0307)
Do you identify as LGBTIQA+? Have you used an LGBTIQA+ peer-led service? We're undertaking research to explore the value of peer-led services to LGBTIQA+ communities in Australia. We would love your input!