Here are the latest Community Calendar posts from Twenty10!

Community Calendar – 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021.

 

End of Year Fundraising

We’re asking our supporters to fundraise for us this festive season. Head to the link to learn more!

Events

Regular groups

Articles and other cool stuff

Opportunities

Surveys, studies and consultations

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Twenty10 Fundraiser - Party at yours? Raise funds for us! December 3 and 4, December 10 and 11.
Raised fists with different skin tones in front of a rainbow flag that includes black and brown stripes. One hand holds a sign that reads LGBTIQ+ Settlement Online Training.
Picnic in the Park!
LGBTIQA+ Social Group - A safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 16 to 25 years. 5:30 to 7:30pm, Wednesdays from 10th November 2021
Are you a trans person in Australia? We want you. ACON and ASHM are developing an Online Learning Module for doctors, nurses and admin staff working in sexual health. We're looking for community members for a paid voice recording role. We need to fill 10 case study characters of a range of identities - lines are from 20-100 words each. Link is in the post text.
Large cursive writing spells out The Ropes. Additional text reads January to February 2022 - A series of online workshops for professional development and creative well being. Applications and more info on our website. Link is in the post text.
Add your voice to our National Domestic Violence Survey - Barnardos Australia.
Have you ever had a sexual experience that has made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or unsafe? ACON are doing a survey about LGBTQ+ people's experiences of sexual violence. URL in page text.
LGBTQ + you Student Survey! Takes 15 minutes. Are you an LGBTQ+ Student currently or previously enrolled in an Australian school? Please do our survey  to help inform school supports for students like you! Macquarie University.
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!

Community Calendar – 12 November 2021

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 12 November 2021.

 

Trans Awareness Week (14-19 November) and Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience/Resistance (20 November)

Next week we will be honouring trans experiences and celebrating trans communities! Here are some community events happening online and around Sydney:

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

Regular groups

Articles and other cool stuff

Opportunities:

  • Twenty10 is looking for a Youth Board Director! If you’re aged 18 to 26 and want to shape the future of Twenty10, we want to hear from you by 17 November.
  • WSRC Writing Competition is looking for Western Sydney based writers to submit their original stories or poems around the theme: What’s it like living Queer in Western Sydney? Writers are encouraged to write about what it looks like to live in Western Sydney, perhaps the feeling of connections or the lack thereof. Submissions close 20 November.
  • Randwick City Council’s Inclusive Randwick Strategy is open for comment until 29 November.
  • Interested in a career in the arts? The Art Gallery of NSW’s Youth Collective is open for applications until 1 December at 3pm.
  • Open Parachute is looking for young people aged 12 to 18 to be filmed for their school mental health program. Participants will be compensated $50, and filming will take place from 1-20 December. Learn more here (PDF).
  • Inner West Council’s Community Strategic Plan is open for comment until 12 December.

Surveys, studies and consultations

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Trans Awareness Week Fireside Chat. Join us for a chat about different experiences of gender transition in life and the workplace and how it can be impacted by colleagues, family, friends and allies! Thur 16 Nov, 12:00 to 1:00pm AEDST. Leading discussion in LGBTQ Inclusion.
Transgender Day of Remembrance - Join us online to remember the lives that have been lost to transphobic violence, and to celebrate the strength and resilience of our transgender, gender diverse and non-binary communities. Thursday November 18, 2021 AEST. Online via Zoom.
Trans Day of Resistance: Newtown Hub, 20th November 1pm. Demands: Kill the Bill! Right to transition and recognition! Decriminalise sex work! Defund the police! Decriminalise drugs!
LGBTIQA+ Social Group - A safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 16 to 25 years. 5:30 to 7:30pm, Wednesdays from 10th November 2021
Board Director - Youth Rep. Come and volunteer on the Twenty10 Board of Directors.
Add your voice to our National Domestic Violence Survey - Barnardos Australia.
Have you ever had a sexual experience that has made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or unsafe? ACON are doing a survey about LGBTQ+ people's experiences of sexual violence. URL in page text.
LGBTQ + you Student Survey! Takes 15 minutes. Are you an LGBTQ+ Student currently or previously enrolled in an Australian school? Please do our survey  to help inform school supports for students like you! Macquarie University.
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!

Community Calendar – 29 October 2021

Community Calendar against a background of jacaranda

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 29 October 2021.

 

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

  • EnQueer aims to bring together people of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, disabilities, faiths, cultures, and backgrounds at a literary forum which appreciates and acknowledges the power of diversity. Stories and experiences of people with diverse backgrounds truly reflect modern Australian values and the festival seeks to bring them to the fore. The festival runs from 4 to 6 November – sliding scale tickets start at $20.
  • Youth Action has partnered with Democracy Matters to bring you Make Your Vote Count: must know information for new voters on Monday 8 November. With the local elections coming up, this is a good opportunity for young people who haven’t voted before to find out more information. This session isn’t to tell them who to vote for, rather we offer a space that is free of political parties to help young people build important skills.
  • For Intersex Solidarity Day on 8 November, join the YOUth&I, stories by intersex youth webinar.

Regular groups

Activities

  • Do you have a disability? Have you had experiences that you want to share with the Disability Royal Commission, but you have questions? Your Story Disability Legal Support is a great place to start!

Opportunities:

  • FUSE is a unique and transformative opportunity for young Australians from refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking backgrounds to build and apply leadership and advocacy skills, expand their networks, and connect with peers from across Australia. Applications close at 9am on 1 November.
  • The Canal to Creek Art Prize for folks in years 7-10 is open until 5 November.
  • WSRC Writing Competition is looking for Western Sydney based writers to submit their original stories or poems around the theme: What’s it like living Queer in Western Sydney? Writers are encouraged to write about what it looks like to live in Western Sydney, perhaps the feeling of connections or the lack thereof. Submissions close 20 November.

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • The LGBTQ +You School Survey is an Australian-wide project at Macquarie University. This study is looking at what Australian schools are like for Students, Staff and Parents who identify as LGBTQ+. The survey takes around 15 minutes and is anonymous, asking questions about you and your experiences in Australian schools.
  • TRANSForm is looking for trans and gender diverse people to complete surveys about their health and wellbeing.
  • Researchers at Monash University are looking for LGBQ First Nations people aged 16-24 who have accessed counselling sessions. Participants will receive a $20 Clothing the Gaps gift voucher!
  • 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).
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Enqueer- Sydney Queer Writers' Festival Virtual Program. 4-6 November 2021 - Buy festival pass. Over 60 writers and poets: Benjamin Law, Kaya Wilson, Ellen van Neerven, Tim Spencer, Krissy Kneen, Jennifer Mills, Stephen House, Melissa Lucashenko, Kate Lilley Michael, Louis Kennedy, Stephen House, Liz Breslin, Cadance Bell, Gary Lonesborough, Rebecca Jessen, Flick Martin, Michael Burge, Lewis Treston, Hayden Moon
MYAN Fuse 2021 - National Multicultural Youth Summit. 4th-5th December. Apply now. A photo in the bottom right corner shows a group of multicultural young people talking.
LGBTQ + you Student Survey! Takes 15 minutes. Are you an LGBTQ+ Student currently or previously enrolled in an Australian school? Please do our survey  to help inform school supports for students like you! Macquarie University.
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!

Community Calendar – 3 September 2021

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 3 September 2021.

As the Sydney lockdown continues, we hope everyone is staying as safe and well as possible. We have put together this blog post about COVID-19 safety and vaccinations.

 

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

Regular groups

  • hangOUT is Twenty10’s weekly group on Discord for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 13-25! The server is open from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and 3pm to 5pm on Thursdays. Want to get connected? Email hangout@nulltwenty10.org.au to get started.
  • Flix is our monthly film screening for LGBTIQA+ folks! During the lockdown period, we are streaming via Discord – email hangout@nulltwenty10.org.au to get connected.
  • Alternatives to Suicide is a peer-based response to supporting people who have made suicidal attempts or who have experienced suicidal thoughts. You can join the group via Zoom on Thursdays from 8:30pm to 10:00pm.
  • The folks at Weave have an online Young & SMART Recovery group for people having a hard time with alcohol use, drug use, or other habits that worry them. This group meets online via Google Meet on Tuesdays at 4pm to 5pm. (The flyer on this page is from pre-lockdown times.) If you want more information or to be part of the group, get in touch with Giulia and Dylan on 9318 0539.

Activities

Articles, videos and podcasts

Opportunities:

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Queer Screen wants to hear from their audience about their needs around disability access.
  • ACON is looking people to interview about palliative care and end of life for LGBTQ folks, people living with HIV and their carers. If you are interested, get in touch with Russ Gluyas on (02) 9206 2017 or rgluyas@nullacon.org.au, or with Nico Bell at nbell@nullacon.org.au.
  • The Dalarinji study with ACON, BlaQ and Western Sydney University is holding some focus groups for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ elders, and service providers who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or LGBTIQA+ people.
  • A student researcher at University of Sydney is looking for trans and gender diverse people about their experiences in education. If you’ve graduated from secondary school in the last five years and would like to participate, email Olivia.
  • TRANSForm is looking for trans and gender diverse people to complete surveys about their health and wellbeing.
  • Researchers at Monash University are looking for LGBQ First Nations people aged 16-24 who have accessed counselling sessions. Participants will receive a $20 Clothing the Gaps gift voucher!
  • Attention trans folks aged 18-24! Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students.
  • A researcher at Curtin University wants to hear from non-binary folks aged 18+ about their experiences with GPs.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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Every child in every community needs a fair go. National Child Protection Week - 5 to 11 September 2021.
A person with short hair, rainbow eyes and blue lips crying rainbow tears. Text reads Queer Screen Film Fest - 16 to 26 Sep 2021. On demand nationally.
Young & SMART Recovery - What is SMART Recovery? SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) is a free group supporting you to manage any challenging behaviours you may be experiencing, including but not limited to using drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, and gaming. Meet other young people and support each other through these  Experiences. SMART Groups at Weave: When: Tuesday afternoons 4-5pm. Where: Weave Youth & Community Services, Waterloo, 1B Elizabeth Street (next to Fernside Skate Park). Who: 18 to 28 year olds. For more details contact Giulia and Dylan at Weave on 9318 0539. Come with a purpose, leave with a plan.
A cartoon group of people with different skin colours putting their hands into the centre of a circle. Text reads: ACON Community Partnership Grants 2021 - We are pleased to announce that our Community Partnership Grants 2021 are now open. The ACON logo is at the bottom right.
PhD scholarship opportunity: ACON and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) are supporting a PhD scholarship to explore the intersections of mental health, substance use and the trans experience. The scholarship will be awarded on the condition that a UNSW Medicine PhD is accepted. Trans candidates, binary and non-binary, will be highly regarded. Visit bit.ly/AODPHD to learn more or send in an application.
Two cartoon hands holding a heart. Text reads: Interview callout: Palliative Care and End of Life for LGBTQ, PLHIV and Carers.
Dalarinji - 'Your Story'. Are you part of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community or a service provider and want to help improve the social and emotional  wellbeing of our young people in NSW? We are looking for participants to attend one of three specific focus groups to unpack and discuss the findings of the interviews that have been conducted. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ people  aged 14-25. (8th of September, 3:30pm to 6:00pm); Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ Elders and key community members. (15th of September, 3:30-6:00pm); Service providers who assist and support people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ and those who want to improve their current capacity. (22nd of September, 10:30 to 1pm) Register your interest via Eventbrite if you would like to participate in this yarning group! Once accepted you will be sent a registration pack containing all necessary documents required to participate in these workshops. The focus groups will run for approximately 2 hours, and you will receive $150 as reimbursement for your time. (excluding service providers) The URL here is in the article text. Logos for ACON, Western Sydney University and BlaQ are at the bottom.
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: agol00171@student.monash.edu. 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 laura.short@student.curtin.edu.au  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!

Community Calendar – 20 August 2021

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 20 August 2021.

As the Sydney lockdown continues, we hope everyone is staying as safe and well as possible. We have put together this blog post about COVID-19 safety and vaccinations.

 

Wear it Purple Day

Wear it Purple Day is next Friday, 27 August! Check out these events happening on and around Wear it Purple Day.

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

Articles

Opportunities:

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • The Dalarinji study with ACON, BlaQ and Western Sydney University is holding some focus groups for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ elders, and service providers who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or LGBTIQA+ people.
  • A student researcher at University of Sydney is looking for trans and gender diverse people about their experiences in education. If you’ve graduated from secondary school in the last five years and would like to participate, email Olivia.
  • TRANSForm is looking for trans and gender diverse people to complete surveys about their health and wellbeing.
  • Researchers at Monash University are looking for LGBQ First Nations people aged 16-24 who have accessed counselling sessions. Participants will receive a $20 Clothing the Gaps gift voucher!
  • Attention trans folks aged 18-24! Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students.
  • A researcher at Curtin University wants to hear from non-binary folks aged 18+ about their experiences with GPs.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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Rainbow lips speaking into a megaphone. Text reads Start the Conversation, Keep it Going!
Purple Pride Party! Ages 12 to 19! Sat 28 August, Online! Live from Science Gallery Melbourne
The headspace Camperdown logo is at the top of the image. Two Aboriginal young people laugh together, one turned towards the camera, the other turned towards their friend. Text on the bottom left reads Take a Step. There is an Aboriginal dot painting design on the right.
A cartoon group of people with different skin colours putting their hands into the centre of a circle. Text reads: ACON Community Partnership Grants 2021 - We are pleased to announce that our Community Partnership Grants 2021 are now open. The ACON logo is at the bottom right.
Dalarinji - 'Your Story'. Are you part of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community or a service provider and want to help improve the social and emotional  wellbeing of our young people in NSW? We are looking for participants to attend one of three specific focus groups to unpack and discuss the findings of the interviews that have been conducted. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ people  aged 14-25. (8th of September, 3:30pm to 6:00pm); Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ Elders and key community members. (15th of September, 3:30-6:00pm); Service providers who assist and support people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ and those who want to improve their current capacity. (22nd of September, 10:30 to 1pm) Register your interest via Eventbrite if you would like to participate in this yarning group! Once accepted you will be sent a registration pack containing all necessary documents required to participate in these workshops. The focus groups will run for approximately 2 hours, and you will receive $150 as reimbursement for your time. (excluding service providers) The URL here is in the article text. Logos for ACON, Western Sydney University and BlaQ are at the bottom.
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: agol00171@student.monash.edu. 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 laura.short@student.curtin.edu.au  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!

Community Calendar – 5 August 2021

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:

Opportunities:

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  https://darlington.org.au/youthandi/
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: agol00171@student.monash.edu. 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 laura.short@student.curtin.edu.au  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!

Community Calendar – 23 July 2021

Community Calendar

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 23 July 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.

 

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

Opportunities:

  • headspace Camperdown and All Together Now are looking for folks aged 14-21 to join the Agent C program (PDF). Learn about how to challenge fake news and conspiracy theories online in three interactive workshops – and receive a gift card as a thank-you for your time!
  • Attention artists and writers in Inner West Council aged 12-24! The Young Creative Awards are back for 2021. Deadline is 31 July.
  • The Aurora Group has opened the Hashim Grants Round, which is newly established for projects and causes specifically for LGBTIQ+ Muslim communities and LGBTIQ+ people with a lived experience of Islam. Applications are open until 5pm on 1 August.
  • Issue 2 of YOUth&I, a literary journal for intersex young people under 30, is currently accepting submissions! Submissions are open until 13 August. This year’s prompt: It’s their turn to listen.
  • Youth Action NSW is looking for LGBTQIA+ young people to help develop the Ask for Health project to ensure it is safe and supportive for all NSW young people. The project aims to give young people tools to build their health literacy. Submit an EOI by August 20.
  • The Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Short Story Contest is open until 1 September. This year’s theme: Ooops!
  • The Coastal Twist Festival is looking for LGBTIQA+ artists from the Central Coast to submit to their upcoming exhibition. Deadline is 30 August.
  • Attention students! The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships are now open for applications until 15 September.

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Attention trans folks aged 18-24! Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students.
  • A researcher at Curtin University wants to hear from non-binary folks aged 18+ about their experiences with GPs.
  • 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).
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headspace Hurstville LGBTIQA+ Social Group A safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16-25 years 5.30 to 7.30PM, Thursdays from 29th July 2021
YOUth&l Issue 2 submissions now open!  Deadline Friday 13 August 2021  Drawings, photography, writings and more accepted, with payment for published entries  https://darlington.org.au/youthandi/
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 laura.short@student.curtin.edu.au  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)
What does LGBTIQ+ inclusive  palliative care look like? Calling LGBTIQ+ community members and all health professionals. We want to hear from you. Take our survey [QR Code to the left] HREC Approval no. 731010621
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!

Community Calendar – 16 July 2021

Community Calendar

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 16 July 2021.

This post is a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney. We hope everyone is staying safe!

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

  • headspace is holding online mental health education sessions for parents and carers. These sessions will help you strengthen your skills and learn about support services available in your area. Sessions are running from July to September – find your local one here.
  • Starting 29 July, we’ll be co-facilitating a group on Thursdays for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 16-25 in the Georges River and Sutherland Shire area with headspace Hurstville! These groups will be online until it’s safe to meet in person again.

Opportunities:

  • Black Dog Institute is looking for folks aged 12-18 years old to join their Youth Lived Experience Group. This is a paid opportunity!
  • The Aurora Group has opened the Hashim Grants Round, which is newly established for projects and causes specifically for LGBTIQ+ Muslim communities and LGBTIQ+ people with a lived experience of Islam. Applications are open until 5pm on 1 August.
  • Issue 2 of YOUth&I, a literary journal for intersex young people under 30, is currently accepting submissions! Submissions are open until 13 August. This year’s prompt: It’s their turn to listen.
  • The Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Short Story Contest is open until 1 September. This year’s theme: Ooops!
  • Attention students! The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships are now open for applications until 15 September.

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Attention trans folks aged 18-24! Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students.
  • A researcher at Curtin University wants to hear from non-binary folks aged 18+ about their experiences with GPs.
  • 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).
Click/tap the images to enlarge!
headspace Hurstville LGBTIQA+ Social Group A safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16-25 years  5.30 to 7.30PM, Thursdays from 29th July 2021
YOUth&l Issue 2 submissions now open!  Deadline Friday 13 August 2021  Drawings, photography, writings and more accepted, with payment for published entries  https://darlington.org.au/youthandi/
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 laura.short@student.curtin.edu.au  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)
What does LGBTIQ+ inclusive  palliative care look like? Calling LGBTIQ+ community members and all health professionals. We want to hear from you. Take our survey [QR Code to the left] HREC Approval no. 731010621
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!

Community Calendar – 9 July 2021

Community Calendar

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 9 July 2021.

This post is a little different due to tightening COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney. We hope everyone is staying safe!

We invite you to read our Acknowledgement of Country developed for NAIDOC Week.

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

Paid consulting opportunities

Attention LGBTIQA+ young people! You are experts in your own experience, and these folks want to pay you for your thoughts and time:

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Attention trans folks aged 18-24! Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students.
  • A researcher at Curtin University wants to hear from non-binary folks aged 18+ about their experiences with GPs.
  • 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).
Click/tap the images to enlarge!
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 laura.short@student.curtin.edu.au  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)
What does LGBTIQ+ inclusive  palliative care look like? Calling LGBTIQ+ community members and all health professionals. We want to hear from you. Take our survey [QR Code to the left] HREC Approval no. 731010621
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!

Community Calendar – 2 July 2021

Community Calendar – 2 July 2021

A background of a dark-skinned person painting a fish. Text reads Community Calendar.

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 current COVID-19 restrictions. We hope everyone is staying safe!

Also, thank you to everyone who donated to our Annual Support Campaign – we raised over $50,000!

Things to do from home

Need something to do while you’re isolating at home? Here are some ideas:

 

Online Events

Here are some interesting things happening online:

NAIDOC Events:

Other events:

 

Paid consulting opportunities

Attention LGBTIQA+ young people! You are experts in your own experience, and these folks want to pay you for your thoughts and time:

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).
Click/tap the images to enlarge!
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
What does LGBTIQ+ inclusive  palliative care look like? Calling LGBTIQ+ community members and all health professionals. We want to hear from you. Take our survey [QR Code to the left] HREC Approval no. 731010621
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!
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