VIC: GiveOUT Day 2022
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GiveOUT Day is returning in 2022. Following the success of the last three years, Australia’s only national giving day to LGBTIQ+ communities will be back on Thursday 20th of October. Since GiveOUT Day last year, it has been fantastic to hear about the impact of funds raised from participating organisations. From 3CR’s Trans Day of Audibility programming, to Pride Cup’s continued growth in regional and rural areas, to Wombat Housing Support Services‘ establishment of a …
VIC: Refugee Week Film Screening & Discussion
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BridgeMeals, Queer South Asians of Melbourne (QSAM), and Welcoming Australia are presenting a screening of the Oscar-nominated animated film, ‘Flee’ in celebration of Refugee Week and Pride Month 2022 on Sat., 25 June 2022 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST at the Victorian Pride Centre (81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182). The screening will be followed by a community discussion of the movie led and facilitated by the LGBTIQA+ refugee members of BridgeMeals …
VIC : Launch Queer Book Club
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The Maribyrnong Library Service will be launching a Queer Book Club at West Footscray Library. Queer Book Club will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month and will be facilitated by a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. To launch the club and to celebrate Pride Month, the Maribyrnong Library Service are hosting an author talk event with Dr Yves Rees (they/them) today (Thu., 23 June 2022) from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEST …
VIC: Ballarat Trans and Gender Diverse Swap Shop
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Sometimes shopping for gender affirming clothing can be stressful, uncomfortable or even inaccessible – why not take the stress out of shopping and visit a calm and fun environment, filled with preloved (and free!) second hand goods. The Ballarat Trans and Gender Diverse Swap Shop accepts donations and operates on an appointment basis. They will also be participating in the Pride Centre Pride Month program. Find out more about the Ballarat Trans and Gender Diverse …
Webinar: Identifying and Dismantling Trans Misogyny
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Rhetoric during the recent Australian election campaign directly targeted and attacked trans women, bringing the issue of trans misogyny into the national spotlight. Co-hosted by LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and Zoe Belle Gender Collective, the panel brings five trans women in leadership positions together to discuss trans misogyny as a driver of violence and how this harmful campaign has adversely impacted trans women, their families and communities. The live panel webinar will be on Zoom at 3:00pm …
DocDir Australia-wide directory of LGBTQ+
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DocDir is an Australia-wide directory of LGBTQ+ inclusive clinicians and services. We hope that this project will make it easier for people in our community to access safe healthcare, no matter where you live. DocDir was developed by a small team of volunteers with LGBTQ+ identity and a range of lived experiences. https://docdir.org.au/
Article: Photography / Puberty
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In Puberty, photographer Laurence Philomene explores the queerness of nature while rendering transition as a work of art in and of itself. “Puberty is a uniquely challenging time in the lives of many trans folks. For those of us who are already unsure if our physical form aligns with our deeper sense of self, the typical changes often add new questions to the mix.” View this beautiful series of photos and read the full interview with Laurence …
NSW: Film of “The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone”
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The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone is having its Australian premiere at Sydney Film Festival in June, following the World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC. This 29 minute documentary was made over six years and reveals the elliptical memories of Georgie Stone, an Australian transgender teen as she helps change laws, affirms her gender, finds her voice, and emerges into adulthood. Find out more here and stay tuned for a screening near you.
VIC: Printed Protest exhibition
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This exhibition highlights posters, banners and placards across the decades that have focused on campaigns of social and political change for LGBTIQ+ communities. From the early days of Gay Liberation to Law Reform, the AIDS crisis and response, Marriage Equality and Trans visibility/rights. Printed Protest showcases the creativity and determination of LGBTIQ+ communities through the imagery, messaging and artwork that pushed for change. Exhibition runs 1 June – 31 July at the Victorian Pride Centre. Find out …