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 …
Respectful reporting on gender identity
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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed an easy-to-use gender identity reporting guide in time for this year’s Midsumma Festival. Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner said that despite great advances in recent years misgendering still occurs in the media and can be particularly harmful to trans people. “I encourage all journalists to use our language guide. Getting the language right is respectful and easy to achieve,” Commissioner Hilton …
Transgender and Gender Diverse Support Group
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Transgender Victoria and the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) have partnered to create a support group that provides information and self-help opportunities for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people experiencing anxiety. The group meetings are usually very small, about 3 or 4 plus 2 facilitators and no referral or appointment is required. You can attend them as often as you wish. Held at Drummond Street Services, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, the group is run on …
Wrenchworthy Bicycle Shed
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Wrenchworthy Bicycle Shed is an autonomous space for women, non-binary and gender diverse people interested in bike maintenance and learning how to fix bikes. They aim to be a positively pro-trans, pro-queer space. They endeavour that anyone who does not identify as a cisgender man will be made to feel welcome. If you are unsure if this space is for you, please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns! To find out more visit their Facebook page or website.
QLife Gender Diversity guide
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View and download the QLife Gender Diversity guide The QLife Gender Diversity guide has lots of background research and advice on respectful pronoun use and the differences between Trans* and Gender Diverse (Genderqueer) people’s needs. There is a set of embedded gender expectations based on assigned sex at birth that influence how people are told to act in the world. For those people who do not feel aligned to these constructed ideas of gender, there is …
Artillery Box – Hygiene products without the flowers
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Artillery Box is fundraising to design and supply hygiene products for Trans Men and Genderqueers and anyone who doesn’t identify as femme but needs products to handle menstruating bodies. They say: There is a huge gap in the current personal hygiene market when it comes to individuals who do not identify as female or feminine. Products aimed at managing and working with a menstruating body are aimed almost exclusively at women – with advertising, colours, …
Northern Rainbow Playgroup
Events
Northern Rainbow playgroup for rainbow families @ SPAN Community House in Thornbury it is starting up again on the 30th of January, and run every Monday from 11am to 2pm. There are toys, tea, coffee, cooking facilities there, as well as families who attend from all over Victoria with children ranging in ages from newborn to 6yos. As such, people come and go during the 3 hours as fits their routine. It is a participant run …
Queer Therapists Victoria
Resources
Queer Therapists Victoria – connecting therapists to each other and to our community. Their aim is to raise the profile of Queer Therapists within the Melbourne GLBTIQ Community through their Website, Facebook Groups, Events & Community of Practice. If you are a member of this community, please sign up to their mailing list on their website.
Books for gender-independent kids and families
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Flamingo Rampant is a micropress with a mission – to produce feminist, racially-diverse, LGBTQ-positive children’s books, in an effort to bring visibility and positivity to the reading landscape of children everywhere. They make books kids love that love them right back, bedtime stories for beautiful dreams, and books that let kids of all kinds say with pride: that kid’s just like me! For more info check out their website at www.flamingorampant.com or visit their Kickstarter.
Geelong Voice Therapy’s T&GD Voice Group
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GASP is excited to be collaborating with James from Geelong Voice Therapy on all ages voice therapy group for the trans and gender diverse community. Sessions will be monthly, with the first one free! Get in touch with James at geelongvoicetherapy@outlook.com or on 0406 918 766 for more info and to register interest.