Resource: CHARLEE – LGBTIQA+ suicide prevention hub
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CHARLEE is a new  suicide prevention hub made by LGBTIQA+ people who have thought about suicide, lived through suicide attempts, supported others in distress and live with the pain of loss through suicide. CHARLEE is a project of Switchboard Victoria, created with guidance from their LGBTIQA+ Lived Experience Network and Rainbow Door staff. Explore CHARLEE here…
Resource: Opening Doors Report
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The Opening Doors: Ensuring LGBTIQ-inclusive family, domestic and sexual violence services study was conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University (ARCSHS). It investigates current challenges faced by LGBTIQ people in Australia when seeking help after experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence, as well as promising moves towards safe and affirming service provision in different sectors and organisations. ARCSHS has worked with Rainbow Health Australia to produce 3 resources: …
VIC Moonee Valley Group “Rainbow Valley”
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Rainbow Valley is a space that is open to all young people (aged 12-25) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-diverse, intersex, non-binary and queer or are questioning, curious or exploring their gender identity, sexual orientation and/or attractions. Rainbow Valley is a welcoming, safe social group for young people to hang out, create events, support each other and express who they are. For information on Rainbow Valley meet ups, head to Valley Youth – Rainbow …
VIC: Trans and Gender Diverse Sharing Circles
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TGD Sharing Circles are specifically for trans, non-binary and gender diverse people to come together and listen to each other. These are monthly in-person events that run for 2 hours, with a maximum of 8 participants. A sharing circle is a gathering with a structured, facilitated format. The focus is on finding your own words to talk about your experiences, and creating connections through listening to others. These sharing circles are a confidential space separate …
Intersex Awareness Day
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Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 aims to raise awareness about the movement for intersex rights including rights to bodily autonomy, a life without stigma and discrimination, and a life free from shame and secrecy. To increase your understanding and get tips on how to be a better ally to intersex people, check out this resource produced by Intersex Human Rights Australia. To find out more about Intersex Human Rights Australia visit the website at https://ihra.org.au/
VIC: Free training / LGBTIQA+ ASIST
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LivingWorks ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), will teach you the skills to provide a suicide first-aid intervention, work with someone to develop a personalised safety plan to keep safe, connect with further help and find hope. Participants will learn a 6-task suicide first-aid model over two consecutive days, led by a registered LivingWorks LGBTIQA+ Trainer. DATE: Monday 21 November 2022 9:00 AM – Tuesday 22 November 2022 5:00 PM (UTC+11)LOCATION: Melbourne Multicultural Hub (Red …
NSW: A Group Program for the LGBTQIA+ Community
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Proud Relationships – A Group Program for the LGBTQIA+ Community is a 6-session support and education group designed for individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. If you want to improve your relationship with yourself and others then this is the group for you. It’s aimed at any individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, whether you’re currently in a relationship or not. Groups are run online on a Tuesday evening starting November …
Ace Week
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Ace Week is coming up from 23 to 29 October 2022. Ace Week, formerly Asexual Awareness Week, is an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness about asexuality. If you would like to understand more about ace (asexual) and aro (aromatic) communities and experiences check out https://aceweek.org/
International Pronouns Day
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International Pronouns Day will be on 19 October this year. This day of significance seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. You can find a whole lot of resources about pronoun use here…