14th Bendigo Queer Film Festival
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April 28 – 30 2017 marks the 14th annual Bendigo Queer Film Festival (BQFF), and after securing tri annual funding from the City of Greater Bendigo last year we have a brilliant list of films, including the Australian feature ‘Pulse’ and the opening night smash from Ireland ‘A Date for Mad Mary’. The films screen at the LaTrobe Art Institute in the heart of Bendigo’s beautiful arts precinct on View Street. Another highlight of the …
Victorian Carer Statement LGBTIQ Consultation
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LGBTIQ CARER CONSULTATION  Tuesday 16 May @  6:30pm – 8:30pm Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy Facilitator: Dr Louise Cooper   Registrations are essential. Visit www.lgbtiqcc.eventbrite.com.au or call 1800 242 636 by Tuesday 9 May   Places are limited to 30.   If carers are unable to make it to the consultation but would like to contribute to the Victorian Carer Statement, they can complete the online survey at www.carersvictoria.org.au or email their comments to carersurvey@carersvictoria.org.au …
Financial Support Packages for Relationship and Family Violence
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  FINANCIAL SUPPORT PACKAGES FOR LGBTI PEOPLE EXPERIENCING RELATIONSHIP/FAMILY VIOLENCE Victims of family violence can now access support packages to assist with financial and practical support needs in order to leave abusive relationships or heal after leaving one. Victorian Aids Council have specific funding to support LGBTIQ individuals and are talking referrals for this program. Flexi-packs support LGBTIQ people who have been in, or are still currently in, family violence situations and wanting support to …
Trans & Gender Diverse, Cervical Screening and Sexual Health Community Consultation
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You’re invited to take part in a community consultation about cervical screening and sexual health among trans and gender diverse people who have or have ever had a cervix. The survey will include questions around Pap tests/smears, cervical cancer, sexual health and disability. The majority of questions include a ‘prefer not to say’ option if you would rather not answer. This survey is anonymous and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AtYourCervix Your answers will help inform the development of an …
Transgender Teddy Bears’ Picnic
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Join Transgender Victoria (TGV) and other transgender and gender diverse groups to celebrate Transgender day of visibility. They are having a picnic on Saturday 1st of April 2017 to which all transgender and gender diverse people and their allies and teddy bears are most welcome. Please bring something to eat and something to drink and join TGV on the lawn between the BBQs and the bandstand at the Hoddle Street end of the Darling Gardens in Clifton Hill. …
Butch is Not a Dirty Word – Issue 2 Launch
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Friday 17th March @ Howler in Brunswick. Tickets $15 Pre-Order, $20 on the door (subject to availability). Doors: 7.30pm, Show: 8.30pm, After Party in the main bar till 1.30am. Tickets can be purchased through eventbrite: www.butchisnotadirtyword.eventbrite.com SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS: Kirsty Webeck (Comedian) Ro Allen (Victorian Gender and Sexuality Commissioner) Jax Jacki Brown (Disability & Queer rights activist & Author) Jami Rose Hughes & Natalie Browne (Author & Assistant Editors) Tara Laursen (Author) Mill O’Sull (Author) …
The Mental Health of Sexual Minorities
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The University of Melbourne is hosting a public lecture on the mental health of sexual minorities and we’d like to share the love so we thought we’d let you know about it. Hosted by Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) The Mental Health of Sexual Minorities presented by Professor Michael King Professor of Primary Care Psychology, Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences University College London Research …
Research: Call for Participants
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Emergent Diversities: Aboriginal Sex and Gender Diversities This project is a Doctoral research thesis undertaken at the University of Wollongong. This research project will provide an in-depth account of gender diverse Aboriginal peoples by exploring a cross section of Aboriginal gender diverse (LGBTQI) identities and experiences. We are seeking participants who are 18 years and over and who identify as both gender diverse (LGBTQI) and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Research conducted by University of …
LGBTI Mental Health Professional Networks
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Mental Health Professionals Networks are a unique initiative target at improving interdisciplinary mental health practice and collaborative care within Australia. There are a number of existing networks across Australia that have a focus on gender, sexuality and LGBTI mental health including in Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Perth. To register an expression of interest in these networks, please email networks@mhpn.org.au with the name of the network in the subject line and provide …
tilde festival dates announced and volunteer applications open
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October 2017 – tilde returns! Join us at Footscray Community Arts Centre from October 26th to 29th for our 2017 festival! We’re delighted to let you know these special dates for our third festival. Mark them in your diaries and keep an eye out for details about submissions!   Join the team. With our festival dates locked in, we’re looking for a handful of good folk to come on board and join the festival as …