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 8 April 2022.
- 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.
- 9 April: Join the folks at PYT Fairfield for a Fantasy Games Day and Night, with Dungeons and Dragons for young people aged under 18 and an escape room for folks of all ages! Tickets are essential.
- 12 April: The Q Group at headspace Camperdown is having a free art activity for LGBTIQA+ teens aged 12 to 17, 3pm – 5pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more info.
- 21 April: Join LGBTIQ+ Health Australia for a webinar on LGBTIQ+ palliative care.
- 21 April: Join What Were You Wearing for a panel discussion about understanding consent.
- 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
- InterLink is recruiting for an online group for intersex folks aged 18 and over. While this group is targeted for people in Queensland, they will allow people in from other states if there is room.
- Are you a trans person looking for help accessing transition care? P4T is a peer support and referral service for adult trans people in NSW.
Articles and other cool stuff
- ABC iView: First Day (season 2 now streaming!)
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia: Understanding Suicide Among Trans and Gender Diverse People
- SBS Portuguese: A dual journey: Brazilian shares her experience gender transitioning in Australia
- ACON: Landmark Report Into NSW Trans History Released For Trans Day Of Visibility
- Autism Spectrum Australia: Transgender Visibility Day video
- ABC: Young Australians are exploring gender more than ever before
- ABC: How new LGBTQIA+ terminology guide could mend relationships and inspire people to speak out
- ACON LOVE Project: Hearing the Voices of the Older Trans and Gender Diverse Community
- All Together Now and headspace Camperdown have put together 3 workshops to be delivered online (via Zoom) throughout April and May for young people aged 14-21 examining the rise of racist/hateful fake news, conspiracy theories and how that intersects with things like power, privilege and identity. As well as gaining important and relevant skills young people will also receive a $60 Westfield’s voucher for completing the program. See the Agent C Flyer (PDF) for more info, and register for Agent C here.
- MYAN and the Australian Department of Health invite kids aged 5 to 15 to submit artworks on the theme “Vaccines are important because…?” for an online art contest. Submit in your artwork here! Submissions close on 15 April.
- Sydney World Pride is offering Creative Project Funding for artists and performers. Applications close 29 April at 5pm.
- The NAPCAN Art Activity for National Child Protection Week is now open! All artworks will be displayed on the NAPCAN website, and one artwork received before 20 May will be used as a national poster for Child Protection Week.
- Inner West Council’s Young Creative Awards is open for submissions of writing and artwork from folks aged 12-24. Submissions close 31 July.
Surveys, studies and consultations
- Rainbow Inclusion is looking for LGBTIQA+ folks living with an intellectual disability to talk about their experiences of inclusion. They are interviewing people until 11 April.
- 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.