QTIPOC Online Peer Support Group
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InVisible is running a new QTIPOC online peer-support group. Led by, with, and for QTIPOC, the group is open to people 16-25 who identify as QTIPOC or who are exploring the intersections of their identity, gender, and/or sexuality through a culturally and spiritually diverse lens. The group is free to attend and meets fortnightly on Wednesdays on Zoom, 5:30-7pm. To find out more and to register…
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
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The 31st Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), Australia’s largest celebration of queer film, will be held in Melbourne from 18 – 29 November 2021. The festival will screen in ACMI in Federation Square, Cinema Nova in Carlton and Village Cinemas Jam Factory in South Yarra. Check out the MQFF website here for more info and to see the program when it launches on October 27.
LGBTQI+ Pride on iview
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If your lockdown small screen entertainment could do with some more queer representation, this might be just the news you’re looking for! The ABC now has a dedicated collection of LGBTQI+ content available to view on iview. Check out LGBTQI+ Pride on iview HERE
October 26 Intersex Awareness Day
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With Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Solidarity (Nov 8) coming up, we are sharing these resources with you. Inclusion guide to respecting people with intersex variationsInformation about intersex people, helpful terminology, defining inclusion, measuring inclusion, intake forms and research, and a checklist on using appropriate terminology. Raising the barHow to be an intersex ally, respecting the diversity of the intersex population, doing your research, using appropriate language, acknowledging leadership and prioritising consent. 
Ace Week – October 24-30
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Ace Week, formerly Asexual Awareness Week, is an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness and expanding education of asexuality. The Ace Week website has a whole range of resources available to improve ace inclusion, education and foster ace pride. You can find the resources here…
RISE Nonbinary Peer Workshop
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The Rise workshop is for people under the nonbinary and gender diverse umbrellas, providing a space to connect with each other, have a safe and social place to engage in discussions and activities relevant to experiences beyond the binary. Date/TimeThursday, 14 October, 20216:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rise workshops are open to all ages over 18. Currently being held online via Zoom.Register to attend through the Thorne Harbour website, or email peer.ed@thorneharbour.org Nonbinary people who feel …
PACE Trans Peer Workshop
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Are you interested in chatting with other trans men? Want to connect and discuss issues in a fun and supportive environment? The PACE peer workshops provide a space for trans men and trans masc people to connect with each other, have a safe and social place to engage in discussions and activities relevant to their experiences. All sessions are facilitated by peers. Date/TimeWednesday, 13 October, 20216:30 pm – 7:30 pm PACE workshops are open to …
LGBTIQA+ suicide safety cards
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Switchboard has launched two printable LGBTIQA+ Suicide Safety Cards. The cards are designed to help someone stay safe from acting on thoughts of suicide and give practical tips on how to navigate conversations about suicide.  They also contain blank fields for each person to complete with their own personal safety contact and prompts reminding them what the signs of being overwhelmed look like and what steps to take that increase feelings of safety. You can …
New ARCSHS Report – Lean on Me
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Lean on Me: Exploring Suicide Prevention and Mental Health-Related Peer Support in Melbourne’s LGBTQ Communities is a new report from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). The report examines the experiences of people who help others during a mental health crisis. Drawing on data from 25 interviews and a survey of more than 300 people, this report focuses specifically on how LGBTQ people who provide peer support are impacted by doing so. You can …