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 …
Queerspace Breakfast in the Park on Xmas Morn
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The holiday period can be hard for many so that’s why we need our queer village! On December 25th the queers will take over the park to feast on breakfast foods, including vegan and halal options. Open to all members of the LGBTIQA+ communities, friends and allies. RSVP.
Rainbow Rock Camp 2020
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Girls Rock! Melbourne is super excited to announce their newest venture with promotional partner Minus18 – RAINBOW ROCK CAMP (RRC). RRC is a music education program for LGBTIQ+ youth, their friends, allies, and anyone who would like to learn more about gender and identity in a friendly and inclusive space. Over 5 days in January, participants aged 12-17 will form bands, learn instruments, attend educational and empowering workshops, watch inspirational lunchtime performances, and write an …