Fertility preservation for Australian transgender and non-binary people
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We have been approached to share this email with you on behalf of Dr Damien Riggs and Dr Clare Bartholomaeus, researchers at Flinders University who are currently conducting a study on fertility preservation for Australian transgender and non-binary people. The study aims to understand decision making about fertility preservation and experiences of fertility preservation amongst transgender and non-binary adults, and amongst parents of transgender and non-binary children. Participants (or their children) do not need to …
Love Can Tell A Million Stories: FALSETTOS comes to Melbourne
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As one of the producers of this project, I would specifically like to invite members of your community to our upcoming production of Falsettos. StageArt is delighted to partner with the Victorian AIDS Council to present the first show for their 2018 season. The graoundbreaking, Tony-award winning musical Falsettos will be presented Prahran’s Chapel off Chapel from 31 January to 12 February 2018. Special ticket prices are available for groups of 8 or more, and tickets are going …
Participants needed for research study
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Participants needed for research study in gender identity, experiences of social support, discrimination and use of mental health services People who identify as a gender different to their biological sex are more at risk of self-harming. This study looks at nonsuicidal self-injury as a way to cope with stress resulting from the type of social support received and experiences of discrimination, and the probability of getting help from mental health services. (This study welcomes people of all gender …
Bent Bollywood presented by Karma Dance
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Bent Bollywood is a queer dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance, the camp theatrics of Bollywood and everything that is weird and wonderful about queer performance art. Witness the treacherous imagination of the diaspora, the postcolonial rage of the subaltern, and the exuberant lust of the queers who would have written a much better Kama Sutra if only they’d been asked. The magnificent classical Indian dancer and queer performance artist …
Ovens Murray LGBTIQ+ Leadership Program 2018 applications
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A free leadership program specifically tailored to the LGBTIQ+ community, created in partnership with LGBTIQ+ advocates.   The program includes facilitated skills workshops in Personal Development, Leadership, Communication, Community Capacity Building, Leading Change and Advocacy It will also be an opportunity to network with other LGBTIQ+ community members and hear from a range of inspirational guest speakers. Who’s it for? Up to 24 aspiring and existing LGBTIQ+ leaders in the Ovens Murray area aged 16 and older. Looking …
Girls Rock! Melbourne
Girls Rock! Melbourne January 15 – 19 2018 Girls Rock! aims to empower young female, trans, and gender diverse youth aged 10 – 17 through music and education. In the space of a week (Monday – Friday), campers will form their own band, learn an instrument, watch live music performances, participate in creative workshops, and write an original song to be performed at the end of the week at a showcase. Our next camp will be held at Wick …
Grant Requests
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We’ve received a message asking if we are able to offer grants to organisations. The short answer is “No”. We’re simply not large enough. But there’s a number of organisations and government departments that do. Here’s a couple we found with a quick Google search: Victorian Government LGBTI grants GALFA Globe Melbourne
The Glass Den
What was Pentridge Prison is now the Glass Den Neighbourhood Bar & Food, which has two gender neutral single-stall toilets for everyone to use.
We are taking a break in 2018
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Genderqueer Australia (GQA) will be taking a break from January – March 2018. We’ve been going strong for the past seven years running our monthly catch-up on the first Saturday of each month. After our last catch-up for the year, on Saturday 2nd December 2017, GQA will be taking a break from social gatherings for a few months. Check this space for updates on our return! In the meantime we’ll continue our awesome work on …