Here are the latest Community Calendar posts from Twenty10!

Community Calendar – 18 June 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 18 June 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Want to see what’s coming up at Twenty10? Check out our service calendar!

Our Annual Support Campaign is underway, so please consider donating to us if you have the capacity!

Events

Here are some events around the Greater Sydney Area and NSW:

Professional Development

Calls for Submissions and Auditions

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • 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.
  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey! This survey closes on 20 June.
  • 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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Port Pride - Pride Month Events. Friday 4th June: She'll Be Right, Servo Port Kembla Bar, Open 6pm, Show Starts 7pm. Sunday 20th June: Pride To Plate, Swallowed Anchor, 5:30 to 7:30. Saturday 5th June: Rupaul Drag Race Down Under Viewing Party @ The Icon, 6pm Friday. 25th June: Youth Pride Drag Show @Albion Park Community Hall, 7:30 to 9pm. Friday 18th: June Κate Oakley Acoustic Gig @ Illawarra Brewery, 7pm. Sunday 27th June: Pride Ride, 10am Start @ Stuart Park, 12pm Bbq @ Art House Cafe. For more information on events head to @portpride2505
GSD  U.P.S. x Vans  SUNDAY JUNE 20TH - CENTRAL PARK
Learn. Connect. Support - Information group for Parents & Carers of LGBTIQA+ young people. Next group: Tuesday June 22nd, 6 - 7.30pm. Email rebecca@twenty10.org.au to learn more
FORCIBLY DISPLACED PEOPLE NETWORK ONLINE SAFETY Free workshop for LGBTIQA+ migrants, refugees ees and people seeking asylum June 23 5:30 -7:30 PM via Zoom
outloud  BE YOUR OWN  BILLBOARD  A FREE SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG  LGBTQI+ FOLKS FROM WESTERN SYDNEY!  ACES 15 - 25  COST: FREE!  JUNE 26, 2021  11AM - 3PM  LINK IN BIO  TO REGISTER  www.outloud.org.au
Jindy Pride Monday Meetup LGBTQIA+ Social Group - Come in for free hot chocolate. A safe and welcoming drop-in where you can relax, be yourself and connect with others. Fortnightly 5:30 to 7pm May 17th & 31st, June 14th & 28th. Located at 21 Snowy River Ave, Jindabyne. Artwork: Jindy Pride Gathering Of Peoples On Ngarigo Country. by Ngarigo Artist Sal Lavallee @ bogongmothart.com.au
A progress flag coloured Ooops! in front of a dropped ice cream cone. Text along the bottom reads OutStanding Short Story Competition 2021
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 – 11 June 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 11 June 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Want to see what’s coming up at Twenty10? Check out our service calendar!

Our Annual Support Campaign is underway, so please consider donating to us if you have the capacity!

Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

Online Zines

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Sydney Mardi Gras wants to hear from you about the present and future of the Mardi Gras festival and Parade. Which events do you go to, what do you love, and where can we improve? Mardi Gras are listening – here’s your chance to have your say.  As a thanks, Mardi Gras are giving away 2 x double passes to Mardi Gras Pride Weekender. Between 18 – 19 June, four Mardi Gras events will take place; Queer Thinking, Express Yourself, Spin-Off DJ Discovery and My Drag Story. Two winners will get two tickets to attend each event!
  • LGBTIQ+ Health Australia wants to hear about the LGBTIQA+ community’s thoughts about and experiences with palliative care
  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey!
  • 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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Port Pride - Pride Month Events. Friday 4th June: She'll Be Right, Servo Port Kembla Bar, Open 6pm, Show Starts 7pm. Sunday 20th June: Pride To Plate, Swallowed Anchor, 5:30 to 7:30. Saturday 5th June: Rupaul Drag Race Down Under Viewing Party @ The Icon, 6pm Friday. 25th June: Youth Pride Drag Show @Albion Park Community Hall, 7:30 to 9pm. Friday 18th: June Κate Oakley Acoustic Gig @ Illawarra Brewery, 7pm. Sunday 27th June: Pride Ride, 10am Start @ Stuart Park, 12pm Bbq @ Art House Cafe. For more information on events head to @portpride2505
You are invited to an exciting LGBTQIA+ literary occasion! The Launch of the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2021 Free to enter! Great cash prizes! 4pm Sunday 13 June as part of Sydney Pride Festival Theme to be announced by Alex Greenwich Member for Sydney A virtual event on Facebook and outstandingstories.net
Jindy Pride Monday Meetup LGBTQIA+ Social Group - Come in for free hot chocolate. A safe and welcoming drop-in where you can relax, be yourself and connect with others. Fortnightly 5:30 to 7pm May 17th & 31st, June 14th & 28th. Located at 21 Snowy River Ave, Jindabyne. Artwork: Jindy Pride Gathering Of Peoples On Ngarigo Country. by Ngarigo Artist Sal Lavallee @ bogongmothart.com.au
hangOUT Trivia! To join us, email us at hangout@twenty10.org.au
Learn. Connect. Support - Information group for Parents & Carers of LGBTIQA+ young people. Next group: Tuesday June 22nd, 6 - 7.30pm. Email rebecca@twenty10.org.au to learn more
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 – 4 June 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 4 June 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Want to see what’s coming up at Twenty10? Check out our service calendar!

We just launched our Annual Support Campaign, so please consider donating to us if you have the capacity!

Show Ponies Online Gallery

After our Show Ponies workshops and exhibition earlier in the year, we had so many amazing artworks to share. We have put them on the Show Ponies Online Gallery for everyone to enjoy (and purchase, if you want)! All proceeds from sales of these items go directly to the artists. 

Casting Call

Messy Collective is seeking up to 12 members of the LGBTQI+ community to appear in a series of informative videos about online safety. We’re looking for a diverse representation from the LGBTQI+ community across ethnicities, abilities, age, gender identities and sexual orientation.

The 30-45-second videos will be educational but fun/humorous; so an ability to make us laugh (and have a laugh) is what we’re looking for!

Must be comfortable in front of a camera. Acting experience preferred but not essential.

You must also be reliable, collaborative, easy-going, and comfortable in a group setting.

If this sounds like you, please email production@nullmessy.com.au, providing:

  • Name and any info on acting experience
  • Short selfie clip introducing yourself (max. 1 minute, using your phone is fine).
  • Demo reel (if you have one)
  • “A couple of sentences on why you want to be involved in this project promoting online safety within the LGBTQI+ community?”

Successful applicants will need to be available for 1 to 2 days in mid-July. Filming will take place in Sydney.

Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

Surveys, studies and consultations

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Port Pride - Pride Month Events. Friday 4th June: She'll Be Right, Servo Port Kembla Bar, Open 6pm, Show Starts 7pm. Sunday 20th June: Pride To Plate, Swallowed Anchor, 5:30 to 7:30. Saturday 5th June: Rupaul Drag Race Down Under Viewing Party @ The Icon, 6pm Friday. 25th June: Youth Pride Drag Show @Albion Park Community Hall, 7:30 to 9pm. Friday 18th: June Κate Oakley Acoustic Gig @ Illawarra Brewery, 7pm. Sunday 27th June: Pride Ride, 10am Start @ Stuart Park, 12pm Bbq @ Art House Cafe. For more information on events head to @portpride2505
Live & local!  Bondi Markets,  Bondi Beach Public School, 11:00 AM to 2:00PM, Live music with local youth talent & giveaways
Silver Sessions and The LOVE project event: A social movement. Location: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW. Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm Date: Saturday 5 June 2021.
Building social connections away from home. Free Short Course. Date:  Weds 9 & 16  June 2021  (2 hours x 2 weeks)  Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm  Venue: University of NSW  (UNSW)  Studying in a new country or city can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be tough socially with new people and a new cultural context - especially since COVID-19.  This new course is a partnership between the Recovery & Wellbeing College, UNSW, and TAFE NSW and aims to foster resilience among students transitioning to life on campus.  ENROL / ENQUIRE @  P: 9113 2981  E: seslhd-recoverycollege@health.nsw.gov.au
Jindy Pride Monday Meetup LGBTQIA+ Social Group - Come in for free hot chocolate. A safe and welcoming drop-in where you can relax, be yourself and connect with others. Fortnightly 5:30 to 7pm May 17th & 31st, June 14th & 28th. Located at 21 Snowy River Ave, Jindabyne. Artwork: Jindy Pride Gathering Of Peoples On Ngarigo Country. by Ngarigo Artist Sal Lavallee @ bogongmothart.com.au
Learn. Connect. Support - Information group for Parents & Carers of LGBTIQA+ young people. Next group: Tuesday June 22nd, 6 - 7.30pm. Email rebecca@twenty10.org.au to learn more
Are you aged between 12 - 17? Have you ever looked up online information  about your health? If yes... we need you! We're interested in understanding what you  think about the health information you look up online. With your help, we can create resources that  will help you and other young people find relevant and trustworthy online health information. What's involved?  2 hour group workshop on Monday 7 June 4-6pm at Western Sydney  University Parramatta City campus (169 Macquarie St, Parramatta)  Lvl 6, Room 31  To compensate you for your time, we'll give you a $50 gift card!  If you'd like to be involved, please contact Melody on dhlstudy2020@gmail.com. Thank you for helping us!
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 – 28 May 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 28 May 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Want to see what’s coming up at Twenty10? Check out our service calendar!

Show Ponies Online Gallery and Web Shop

Announcing… the Show Ponies Online Gallery! Head here to check out some of the amazing artworks that were at our Show Ponies art exhibition earlier in the year – and maybe even buy one of your favourites!

Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

Articles

Surveys, studies and consultations

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Live & local!  Bondi Markets,  Bondi Beach Public School, 11:00 AM to 2:00PM, Live music with local youth talent & giveaways
Building social connections away from home. Free Short Course. Date:  Weds 9 & 16  June 2021  (2 hours x 2 weeks)  Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm  Venue: University of NSW  (UNSW)  Studying in a new country or city can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be tough socially with new people and a new cultural context - especially since COVID-19.  This new course is a partnership between the Recovery & Wellbeing College, UNSW, and TAFE NSW and aims to foster resilience among students transitioning to life on campus.  ENROL / ENQUIRE @  P: 9113 2981  E: seslhd-recoverycollege@health.nsw.gov.au
Are you aged between 12 - 17? Have you ever looked up online information  about your health? If yes... we need you! We're interested in understanding what you  think about the health information you look up online. With your help, we can create resources that  will help you and other young people find relevant and trustworthy online health information. What's involved?  2 hour group workshop on Monday 7 June 4-6pm at Western Sydney  University Parramatta City campus (169 Macquarie St, Parramatta)  Lvl 6, Room 31  To compensate you for your time, we'll give you a $50 gift card!  If you'd like to be involved, please contact Melody on dhlstudy2020@gmail.com. Thank you for helping us!
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 – 21 May 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 21 May 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Want to see what’s coming up at Twenty10? Check out our service calendar!

Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • A community member created a petition to have transgender surgeries covered by Medicare. It’s open to signatures until 9 June.
  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey!
  • 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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Queer Skate  Research Lab  Free 2 day lab  May 22nd & 29th 2021  All skate levels welcome  Participant call out  Spend 2 days experimenting and skating with dirt, wooden stumps and more, as we explore collectivity and nature with skateboarding and sculpture.  Facilitated by:  Nadeena Dixon  Niv Rajendra  Leo Tsao (Camp Skateboarding) Joey Sim  Joshi-Jr Bell  Jack Harman  Limited spots, please get in touch at:  queerskateresearchlab@gmail.com
Oasis Sydney StreetMedia Hip Hop Coaching with local legend P.Smurf. Writing-Freestyling-Beats, Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm. Contact James on 0468 764 966, james.mcdonald@salvationarmy.org.au, 365 Crown St, Surry Hills
LGBTIQ+ Friendly Peer Meet ups - Join us - More than just a job
Co.As.lt. & headspace Camperdown - Get job ready!  Employability  Workshop  For Youth . Get support and advice to improve your CV, Get tips on what employers look for in job interviews. If you would like to come to this  FREE workshop please email:  vicki.papa@sydney.edu.au -  Date:  Thursday 27 May  Time: 2:10 to 3:30pm  headspace Camperdown
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 – 14 May 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 14 May 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

#IDAHOBITEveryDay

IDAHOBIT (the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, and discrimination on the basis of intersex variation) is coming up soon on Monday, 17 May. Join us in sharing on social media how you make #IDAHOBITEveryDay!

Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

  • Check out the Resilience and Pride In the West forum in Bankstown on IDAHOBIT – Monday 17 May!
  • Attention future hip hop stars! Street Media‘s Hip Hop coaching program for folks aged 16 to 24 every runs every Tuesday in May from 3pm to 4pm. For more info, get in touch with James at Street Media.
  • Yarn It Up is a virtual yarning event for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, and trans mob in NSW with ACON. The yarns will focus on strengthening and supporting the health, wellbeing and voices of Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob across NSW, building the profile of Sistergirl and Brotherboy community groups, and offering an opportunity for the community to connect and come together. We are keen to help build community kinship, cultural and spiritual connections through storytelling and activities. Next session is 19 May!
  • Are you the next Youth Action Artist in Residence? They are looking for a young person from NSW aged 12-24 to complete a paid commission to contribute to their annual report design. Submissions are open until May 21!

Articles and videos

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey!
  • 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.
  • Researchers at the University of New South Wales Sydney are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about sensory impact of public buildings, particularly regarding how sensory impact of buildings might effect how a range of neurodiverse people use public buildings. Check out the research information here (PDF).
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IDAHOBIT every day
Resilience & Pride in the West: An International Day Against  Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism  and Transphobia panel discussion  comprised of local people talking about  lateral violence and intersectional  identities within Greater Western  Sydney.  Panellists include: Cassandra Best,  Karen Menzies, Christian Georges Moore  and Mohammad Awad. Moderated by  Shiva Chandra. Followed by a Zine making workshop  by Outloud! Lunch provided. Monday 17 May, 10am to 1pm, Bankstown Arts Centre
Oasis Sydney StreetMedia Hip Hop Coaching with local legend P.Smurf. Writing-Freestyling-Beats, Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm. Contact James on 0468 764 966, james.mcdonald@salvationarmy.org.au, 365 Crown St, Surry Hills
Applications for Yarn It Up are now open! Yarn It Up is an opportunity for Sistergirls and Brotherboys in NSW to connect and come together for a series of four themed virtual yarning circles. These yarning circles will focus on  strengthening the community's kinship, cultural and spiritual connection, through the ancient tradition of storytelling, building a stronger and more connected  community. For info and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/yarnitup

Community Calendar 7 May 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 7 May 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

  • Attention future hip hop stars! Street Media‘s Hip Hop coaching program for folks aged 16 to 24 every runs every Tuesday in May from 3pm to 4pm. For more info, get in touch with James at Street Media.
  • Yarn It Up is a virtual yarning event for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, and trans mob in NSW with ACON. The yarns will focus on strengthening and supporting the health, wellbeing and voices of Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob across NSW, building the profile of Sistergirl and Brotherboy community groups, and offering an opportunity for the community to connect and come together. We are keen to help build community kinship, cultural and spiritual connections through storytelling and activities. First session is 12 May!
  • On 12 May, friend of Twenty10 and former Dolly Doctor Melissa Kang joins Wendy Pettifer in a community conversation about respectful relationships and consent at Woollahra Library in Double Bay.
  • Nancy Denis and Her Band in Concert will be gracing the stage at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company from 12-15 May.
  • Check out the Transgender and Gender Diverse Creative Expression Group, supported by ACON, starting 13 May! For more info, get in touch with Olli.
  • IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and discrimination against people with an intersex variation – is coming up on Monday, 17 May! We’re cooking up a little campaign here at Twenty10 – watch this space to learn more. #IDAHOBITEveryDay
  • Are you the next Youth Action Artist in Residence? They are looking for a young person from NSW aged 12-24 to complete a paid commission to contribute to their annual report design. Submissions are open until May 21!

Articles and videos

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey!
  • 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.
  • Are you between the ages of 16-25 and live in NSW? Are you passionate about social justice and issues affecting youth? Do you have your own lived/living experience of mental health issues, mental distress and/or suicidal ideation or attempts and want to share your story and perspectives? Do you want to influence change on a state level? The BEING – Mental Health Consumers Youth Committee might be for you! This is a paid opportunity.
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Oasis Sydney StreetMedia Hip Hop Coaching with local legend P.Smurf. Writing-Freestyling-Beats, Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm. Contact James on 0468 764 966, james.mcdonald@salvationarmy.org.au, 365 Crown St, Surry Hills
Applications for Yarn It Up are now open! Yarn It Up is an opportunity for Sistergirls and Brotherboys in NSW to connect and come together for a series of four themed virtual yarning circles. These yarning circles will focus on  strengthening the community's kinship, cultural and spiritual connection, through the ancient tradition of storytelling, building a stronger and more connected  community. For info and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/yarnitup
Friday, 7 May 2021 4:05 PM      A community conversation about respectful relationships and consent with Dr Melissa Kang and Wendy Pettifer. Join this important conversation with former 'Dolly Doctor', Dr Melissa Kang to support young  people navigate respectful relationships. Woollahra Libraries in Double Bay, Wednesday 12 May 2021, 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Free entry, Bookings essential. For more information or to book visit: respectful.eventbrite.com.au
Two people standing next to each other on a moodily lit stage. One is playing a violin and the other is singing.
Hang out, Make art, Share stories, Thursdays Fortnightly 5 to 7pm. Held in a safe space to express yourself. Donation based - free to $20. cextgroups@gmail.com for more info. Transgender, gender questioning creative expression
Being Youth Committee - Are you passionate about social justice and  issues affecting youth and mental health? Get involved!  • Are you between the ages of 16-25 and live in NSW?  • Do you have your own lived/living experience of mental  health issues and/or suicidal thoughts and want to share  your story and perspectives?  • Do you want to influence change at a state level?  The BEING - Mental Health Consumers Youth Committee  will target the real-life experiences of young people who live  with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. The  Committee will look at the work of BEING — Mental Health  Consumers and advise on important project work, policy,  system reform, and advocacy needed to bring about change  for young people across NSW. This is a paid opportunity.  Who we are:  BEING - Mental Health Consumers is the independent,  state-wide peak organisation representing the views,  perspectives and experiences of people who live with  mental health issues in NSW,  Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people living  with mental health issues are heard by decision makers,  services providers, and the community, and recognised for  the valuable expertise they bring to system and service reform. To learn more & to register your interest  visit being.org.au/committees/  or email info@being.org.au

Community Calendar 23 April 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 23 April 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Events and opportunities

On 1 May, Twenty10 is starting our new face-to-face and online programming schedule! We’re in the process of updating our website with more info, so here’s the short version. Unless otherwise stated, these programs are happening at the Twenty10 Workshop Space at 37 Shepherd St, Chippendale:

  • hangOUT on Discord for folks aged 13-25 will now be happening every Tuesday from 4 to 6pm – email hangout@nulltwenty10.org.au for more info
  • Drop In for folks aged 12-25 will happen every second Thursday starting 6 May from 3pm to 5pm
  • Drop In for folks aged 12-18 will run one Saturday a month starting 22 May from midday to 3pm
  • OutWest for folks aged 12-25 will keep happening fortnightly on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm – the next group is on 28 April at Grounded Space Westfield Parramatta, upstairs from the train station and next to the bus transitway.
  • Flix will be our monthly movie night on the first Friday of each month from 5pm to 8pm
  • Our Pantry service will provide food support for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 12-25 on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm – come pick up a hamper of staple foods.

Here are some more events happening around the Greater Sydney Area:

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey!
  • 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.
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Step Out - Are you living/working/studying in the Cumberland Council area? 12-18 years old? Part of the rainbow community? Contact Woodville Alliance to register for our safe and confidential under 18s youth group here: PH: 0490 048 405 E: stepout@woodville.org.au
April 26, 9:30am to 11am, Western Sydney Rainbow Connection Interagency - join us for our second interagency and speaker series event. Featuring Naomi Mourra, Cederic Yin-Chen exploring intersectionality at The Joan - Penrith
Out West with Twenty10. Who: LGBTIQA+ folks aged 12-25  What: Twenty10's group in Parramatta! Join us for fun times, snacks and more  Where: Grounded Space, Shop 2188/159-175 Church St - above Parramatta train station and next to bus stops  When: Fortnightly on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm  Why: Because it's fun!
Strong Safe Fabulous - A family fun day for LGBTQA+ families of all shapes and sizes. Sunday 2nd May, Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road Marrickville. 11am to 2pm. Free - Face painting, photo booth, stalls, food and fabulous, fun activities. 11am - Craft workshop, 11:30am - Drag story time, 12:15pm - Raising Strong Safe Fabulous Families panel discussion, 12:15pm Reptile Show, 1pm Free Lunch, 1:30pm Drag Story Time. This event is COVID-safe, for further information call 0402 787 571
Pride Place inclusive drop-in every first Thursday starting May 6, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ The Joan - Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High St, Penrith - games, snacks, fun! Ages 12-25. Pride Place is a safe and inclusive drop-in space for LGBTIQA+ young people and allies run by local Penrith youth services. For more information contact Irene on 0426 225 343
Twenty10 LGBTIQA+  ASIST Suicide Intervention Training, Workshop Dates: Fri 28 and Sat 29 May

Community Calendar 9 April 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 9 April 2021.

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Events and opportunities

And here is a round up of Youth Week programs for councils across the Sydney area!

Articles and videos

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • 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.
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13th-15th April, Word on the Street Spoken Word Workshops, 2 to 4pm. Workshops for young people 12-25 years. $20 per workshop or free if referred by a youth service. Tickets via Humanitix. All participants invited to perform at Word on the Street Poetry Slam - Friday 16th April at 6pm. Speak up, speak out, and be heard! More info at addiroad.org.au or email programs@addiroad.org.au.
16th April, Word on the Street Poetry Slam, 6pm. All-ages, open-hearted, open-mic event... Hosted by Mark Mordue, poet & music writer. Judges by Sara Saleh from Bankstown Poetry Slam. Prize for the best young performer from Better Read Than Dead Bookshop, Newtown. No need to book - just come along and sign in to slam or support. Speak up, speak out, and be heard! More info at addiroad.org.au or email programs@addiroad.org.au.
Text reads Out West is Back! (in a shiny new venue!) There is a cat wearing rainbow sunglasses and a unicorn horn eating a rainbow sprinkle donut.
A pink, yellow and green geometric background with text: Twenty10 LGBTIQA+ safeTALK Suicide Awareness Training. Workshop Dates: Thu Apr 15th (allies welcome), Tue Apr 20 (LGBTIQA+ only)
South East Block Party - Together More than Ever. Friday 16 April, Coral Sea Park, Maroubra, Bidjigal Land, from 3 to 7pm. Featuring headline performance from Maroubra's own Kobie Dee
Text reads: GEM Arts & Health Program Sydney (GEMAH-SYD) Glebe, April & May 2021. Free for all participants. Supported by City of Sydney.
A mind map with the words Personal Growth in the middle. The concepts coming out of that include motivation, vision, planning, learning, training, creativity, develop, and goals. Text underneath reads Enrol Today - Statement of Attainment, Life Skills 101. P: 9388 9455 E: training@ways.org.au

Community Calendar – 26 March 2021

Community Calendar

Community Calendar is your fortnightly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW!

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Events and opportunities

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Free online writing workshops for LGBTQIA+ people aged 18 to 25. PhD researcher Chloe Cannell is running a series of five 2hr writing workshops exploring the challenges of representing LGBTQIA+ characters and stories in fiction for young adults. Participants are invited to write and share in their preferred medium, respond to short questionnaires, and discuss story examples. The workshops are on Saturdays 10am-12pm ACST April to May 2021 on the following dates: 10/04, 17/04, 1/05, 8/05 & 15/05.Email Chloe at chloe.cannell@nullmymail.unisa.edu.au to express interest and for more information.

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A person wearing sport shorts and holding a chequered flag overlaid with shooting stars in trans flag colours. Text reads Pride in Sport - Transforming sport in Australia. An online discussion about trans & gender diverse inclusion in Australian sport. Trans Day of Visibility, 31 March.
A woman looking at the camera and smiling. Text reads: Tech Ready Women - Join our 8 Week Startup Program. Applications close April 5, 5pm AEDT.
A pink, yellow and green geometric background with text:  Twenty10 LGBTIQA+  safeTALK Suicide Awareness Training. Workshop Dates: Thu Apr 15th (allies welcome), Tue Apr 20 (LGBTIQA+ only)
Text on a background like notebook paper: Free online writing workshops for LGBTIQA+ people aged 18-25. You are invited to participate in a research project on writing in allyship with LGBTIQA+ youth on the challenges of representing young adult fiction featuring intersectional LGBTIQA+ characters and stories. The workshops aim to develop writing strategies for telling those stories. Participation in the study will include: Five 2-hour workshops (totalling 10 hours), Following individual and group writing exercises; Responding to short anonymous questionnaires; Sharing/reading/discussing writing examples with a small peer group of up to 13 people. Receive $20 in eGift Cards. Email Chole Cannell (PhD researcher) at chloe.cannell@mymail.unisa.edu.au to express interest and for more information. This research has been approved by the University of South Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol Number: 202961)+
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