Melbourne – An evening with Sophie Labelle
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Sophie Labelle is an internationally renowned visual artist and author from the South shore of Montréal, in French Canada. She is the transgender cartoonist behind Assigned Male, a webcomic about a group of queer and trans teenagers that has been running since 2014 and already touched millions of readers. During this special event, she will share anecdotes and stories related to her work and experience. When: Friday, 7 February 2020 from 18:30-21:00Where: Transgender Victoria, 100 …
Queerspace Festival Survey 2020
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Queerspace are asking you to help contribute to their survey. This survey will take  about 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Participation in this questionnaire is voluntary and you are free to stop at any time.   Your answers to these questions will be anonymous, meaning your name/identity will not be associated with your responses. Your anonymous answers will be used for research and knowledge sharing purposes by drummond street services. The questions help gather information about the needs of the LGBTIQ+ communities. …
The Whole Package (Engage Grant)
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The Whole Package is a program developed by the Family Access Network (FAN) to address the issues of employability amongst young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or disadvantage within the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning) community. The program aims to break the cycle of disadvantage by assisting young people with the skills needed to effectively obtain and sustain employment. These skills are often a natural part of development, such …
LGBTIQ+ Capacity Building Project
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This 12-month project offers tailored support, including consultation, workshops and training, to any organisation providing services and/or support to people who are at risk of homelessness. The project aims to increase the awareness, and undertaking of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity in services. It builds on the LGBTIQ+ inclusivity work that Family Access Network have been undertaking since 2005, and is supported by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information or to arrange …
Expression of Interest: Workshops & Interviews
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Are you interest in participating in the ‘Safety, Risk and Wellbeing on Digital Dating Apps’ research project? Swinburne University of Technology is collaborating with community organisations in Victoria to run workshops and interviews with trans, including gender diverse and non-binary, people aged 18-35 who use apps for dating and hooking up. Participants will be invited to share their perceptions of different dating and hook-up apps through group discussion and activities. All discussions will be confidential, …
Mind Equality Centre (VIC)
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The Mind Equality Centre is a safe, healing place for people of the LGBTIQ community providing psychological and allied health counselling for individuals, couples and families. They are located in Fitzroy North, an easy tram ride from the city. Their qualified and experienced practitioners identify as members or allies of the LGBTIQ community. They really understand what it’s like, and that means you don’t have to explain yourself, or worry about being judged. You can …
Eastern Diversity Group (EDG)
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It’s been a fun 4th term so far at EDG, if you identify as LGBTIQ+ give the Family Access Network (FAN) a call and come check it out! Last year FAN went to Box Hill Gardens for a picnic and games, learnt how to knit and played pool and gotten spooky with some face painting, craft while talking through a Twilight Zone and Dr.Who episodes on a scorching hot Halloween afternoon. EDG meet every Thursday …
Escape Velocity: We Are Who We Are
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In 2019, Escape Velocity created films with trans and GNC young people that have since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Now, they welcome Melbourne’s young people to watch the Escape Velocity films and make their own! FREE – 15-25 years – more details HERE.
LGBTIQA Elders Australia
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There is a relatively newly formed Facebook group called ‘LGBTIQA Elders Australia’. Created on June 7th 2019 they are building slowly as our Elders across #Australia begin to engage with Social Media and online technology. This is a wonderful opportunity to assist in providing a platform where LGBTIQA+ Elders and their wonderful Allies can come together. Membership for Elders begins at 45+ as community members have expressed their wish to be regarded as Emerging into a new …
Midsumma festival just weeks off
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Midsumma Festival is Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences. Every January, Midsumma Festival expands over 22-days of summer with an explosion of queer events that centre around hidden and mainstream queer culture, locally and internationally. The Midsumma program shares with you the lived experiences of those voices at the margins, the expression of queer history, and the celebration of new ideas that come to life through …