Bent Street
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Bent Street is a biannual publication of Australian LGBTIQA+ art, writing and ideas. It gathers essays, fiction, poetry, artwork, reflections, letters, blog posts, interviews, performance writing and more. Bent Street can be ordered through bookshops, purchased from online book sellers, or you can get it from the LGBTIQA+ bookshop Hares & Hyenas in Fitzroy. Bent Street welcomes writing from the LGBTIQA+ community and submissions are open for the end-of-year edition.Submissions to Bent Street…
Research Matters: Trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing
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Research Matters is a series of Rainbow Health Victoria resources co-produced by researchers and advocates, that aims to deliver accessible and concise briefings on current research relevant to LGBTIQ health and wellbeing.  The latest edition, available here, focusses on trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing. View previous editions of Research Matters 
#PrideRespectEquality / Respect Victoria campaign
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Respect Victoria has a new campaign aimed at raising awareness around family violence experienced by LGBTIQ+ people and encouraging people to listen, learn and speak up to support the LGBTIQ+ people in their family. The campaign website includes a general introduction to the issues and some relevant data from research, addresses what family violence can look like for LGBTIQ+ people, explores what the barriers to support are and suggests places to go for support. As part of …
Queer Writing Workshop: Life Stories & Rainbow Collections with Sam Elkin
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Everybody has an interesting story to tell, so why not tell yours? Join writer and radio maker, Sam Elkin for an engaging workshop to discuss the fundamentals of life writing, gain tips to access your memories and bring the details of your experiences to life. Tuesday 22nd June 5.30pm to 7.30pm – part of the Brimbank Readers and Writers Festival. This hands-on workshop will be followed by a chat about how libraries can bring the world to your …
Survey – LGBT+ people in religiously affiliated workplaces
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In light of the Family First Bill in NSW and the imminent reintroduction of the religious freedom bill, a research team from the University of Tasmania and the University of Sydney have recently launched a national survey which looks at the experience of LGBT+ workers in education, health and social welfare organisations which are religiously affiliated. The survey is part of their overall research project which aims to identify strategies to manage tensions between LGBT+ …
Gender Identity support group
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Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) runs a twice monthly Gender Identity support group where transgender, gender-fluid and gender-questioning people meet to share and discuss their experiences, issues or any other matters in a safe space. The aim of the group is to create a sense of connectivity among the members and participants and reduce isolation. Location: Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 3141. Runs every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact : 03 9826 1422  Helpline: …
Sistergirl and Brotherboy Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (QLD)
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There are a two free ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions coming up in May in the Brisbane region. The dates are 20th and 21st May 2021 / 27th and 28th May 2021 These sessions are being held specifically for LGBTI Brotherboy and Sistergirl people or those who provide support to LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities, who are wanting to learn more about how to apply a suicide intervention model. To secure a place, …
Pronoun rounds and houseplants
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Everyday is a good day to check in on your pronoun use, so we are share this blog post again, from YACVic Briar Rolf (they/them). It’s a quick and easy read and a great one to share around your workplace if you feel pronoun use could do with some improvements. Read the post here…
LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club (VIC)
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A fabulous free monthly social event for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, and Intersex elders and allies. Learn new dances, enjoy delicious catering and chat with fabulous people. Come one Come all! No dance experience needed. All are welcome. Rainbow elders and allies (of all ages) are invited to this fabulous free monthly dance event that celebrates intergenerational inclusivity! Special guest performers announced soon! When: Sunday May 23, 2:00pm – 4:00pm (AEST) Sunday June 20, 2:00pm – 4:00pm …