Campaign: Speaking Up Speaks Volumes
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For LGBTIQA+ people then allies in north, west and central Melbourne. Contact Jo (details at end) “Speaking up speaks volumes” We are looking for community leaders and influencers to help us speak up for a more inclusive society. Our research shows that 49% of people in our region believe they live in an inclusive society, with 52% feeling supported by their local community. That is not enough. We want to reduce the barriers, so that …
New Group: Trans Masc 18+
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A new group, Trans Masc 18+ has been created that has been created to be a safer space to have discussions where they can be of a mature nature. Trans Masc 18+ is a space for those assigned/presumed female at birth but who identify as gender diverse to have discussion and ask questions in their own community. This can be of any nature so as long as it is respectful. To find out more visit …
Podcast – Trans and gender diverse experiences of the global pandemic
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Transdemic is a 4-part, independent podcast about trans and gender diverse peoples’ experiences in the global pandemic between May and August 2020. It was intentionally produced before the dust had settled and people had re-framed the experience in the context of whatever it is that happens next. The producers wanted to record the ambivalence and complicated positive and negative experiences of trans and gender non-conforming people during this time of change. The episodes cover health, policing, …
Health In Difference & LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conferences 2021
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In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect. To find out more HERE.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020 – Melbourne Vigil
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Commemorate the international trans day of remembrance in an affirming and community space. Led by local trans advocate and artist Teddy Darling, in partnership with Yarra Libraries. Featuring Lay the Mystic and other trans and gender diverse musicians and poets, this will be an evening of reflection, expression, and strength. Also featuring info stalls from Ygender, Out For Australia, Switchboard and Transgender Victoria. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Please note: Bookings aren’t required for …
Q+ (Queer Plus)
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Q+ facilitates queer and inclusive events and art activations that come to communities across Australia (particularly those in regional Australia) and connects them with each other. The Q+ Project (Victoria) is a multi-artform installation featuring the Q+Hub, a reclaimed and architecturally modified shipping container, that will take up a short residency in inner city Melbourne as well as 4 other regional locations across Victoria. The Q+ Project (Victoria) will connect queer and inclusive communities across …
Phillip Island LGBTIQ* Community
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If you live on Phillip Island or the Bass Coast surrounds and identify as LBGTIQ+ please consider coming along to our new group! Find connection, friendship and peer support in an inclusive space facilitated by professional counsellor Linda Wilson from Elite Counselling. Contact Linda for more information and a confidential discussion about the group’s purpose and shared beliefs. Everyone is welcome at PICAL
Yes! Fest
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It’s been three years since the nation gathered around our screens to hear the outcome of the Australian marriage equality postal survey. YES! Fest has become an event that the whole country can proud of. This year all of Australia can join the party virtually as events are streamed online. When: November 15, 2020  Find out more HERE
Unwrapped Queer Arts Festival
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We would like to bring to your attention a new and exciting Queer arts festival hosted by The City of Greater Dandenong. Unwrapped invites LGBTIQA+ artists and communities to connect and celebrate through a range of exciting and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and workshops, providing an inclusive, safe space for self-expression and celebration. The program is offered online, offering both live streamed and pre-recorded content, inviting people to join in from the comfort of …
Trans Awareness Week
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Trans Awareness Week (13-19th Nov 2020) is a chance to celebrate our trans mates, to learn about gender diversity and to take real action to support the trans and gender diverse community. Minus18 have put together a brilliant resources page to help you mark Trans Awareness Week in your home, school, work-place or uni. Check them out HERE.