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 6 May 2022.

Happy IDAHOBIT! Wednesday 17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Read on for some events happening around the community for the day!



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Articles and other cool stuff


Surveys, studies and consultations

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A person with dark skin and black hair and beard looking at the camera and smiling. Text reads: Out For Western Sydney - 12 May, 18:00 to 20:00 AEST. In-person event.
Text on an iridescent background reads: International Day Agains Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. A panel discussion with BIPOC Gender Diverse people in Western Sydney, navigating community and living as their authentic selves. Performances by local artists, snacks provided. Zine workshop run by OutLoud. Tuesday 17 May, 6pm, Bankstown Arts Centre. Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights.
A person holding a rainbow flag and standing in front of a night sky with Aurora Borealis. Text reads: A film by Chelle Turingan and Riley Sparks - Small Town Pride. Come out Wherever you are.
Text on a rainbow background reads: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia 2022 - Trivia Event. Featuring special guest Miranda Fair. 17th May 2022 at North Richmond Panthers function room. 6:30pm to 9:30pm, free. RSVP: 4573 2922.
Text reads: LGBTIQ+ Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training. Free online session, Thursday 12 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm via Zoom. A free online training session healthcare and community service professionals, focused on creating Safe and inclusive environments. Improve your knowledge and skills to work more effectively with LGBTIQ+ communities.
Text reads: Technology and Tea - Digital Technology Event. Free event, bookings essential. Location: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW. Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022. Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm. Contact Russ Gluyas - t: 02 9206 2017. e:
Text reads: Free online session, Thursday 26 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm,  via Zoom. Trans & Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity Training. A free online training session for healthcare  and community service professionals focused  on creating safe and inclusive environments.  Improve your knowledge and skills to work  more effectively with Trans and Gender Diverse communities.
Text reads: Queer travel and lifestyle expo - Beyond. Join us for an evening expo in Parramatta celebrating  queer travel and life experiences. BEYOND is an event showcasing all the great destinations, travel and experiences beyond the 5 years since marriage equality and Beyond COVID and restrictions. Thurs 26th May, 4pm till 8pm at Club Parramatta - 2 Macquarie Street. Come and check out the Travel and wedding providers, giveaways, and entertainment. Food and beverage available at the Club. Exhibiting inquiries: contact Matt on +61 438 669 320 or Proudly brought to you by the team behind Parramatta Pride Picnic.
Text reads: ASIST LGBTIQA+ Suicide Intervention Training, sponsored by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. Workshop Dates: 1st and 2nd of June, Redfern. 9am - 5pm each day. To register:
Text reads: Join our LGBTIQA+ Social Group - a safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16 to 25. 6pm to 8pm Thursdays starting 12th May 2022, headspace Hurstville.
A young person holding a sign in trans flag colours reading Trans folx are not a threat - Transphobia is! Text reads: Callout for a new documentary - We're looking for participants for a new documentary about the trans experience in high school, from trans and queer writer-director AP Pobjoy.  Our aim is to make a documentary that tells the story of transgender  students around Australia as they go through highschool in 2022. The project will be filmed by the participants themselves, giving them a voice and the opportunity to share their experiences. We are looking for high-school students aged between 16-17 either in year 11 of year 12 who identify as transgender, non-binary, agender or gender diverse. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact us at and tell us a bit about who you are, and what your school experience looks like. Any initial contact will be informal and confidential, so feel free to say hi and ask any questions!
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 or contact the researcher - tel: +612 8627 7766 or email: 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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