Speak – Regional Victoria
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Speak is a newly established not-for-profit organisation based in Ballarat.  Speak is creating LGBTIQA+ inclusive spaces in regional Victoria by providing training, hosting education events and creating awareness-raising campaigns. They are currently working on becoming a service provider delivering direct mental health support to LGBTIQA+ regional Victorians.  You can find out more on the Speak website hereThey also have merch available from their online store here
Resource – TGD inclusive care
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Zoe Bell Gender Collective has worked with the Royal Melbourne Hospital to create a Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) inclusive-care guide for hospital based health care professionals. The aim of this resource is to assist in advocating for more respectful patient care for TGD people needing to use primary healthcare.  You can download the TGD inclusive-care guide here
Climbing QTs
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ClimbingQTs is an LGBTQ+ friendly social club and advocacy group where climbers have the opportunity to mix and socialise. All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced and events include monthly meet-ups, inclusive indoor climbing sessions and multi-day outdoor adventures. Find out more about ClimbingQTs here
New group – Planet GAGA
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Wayout are hosting their inaugural Planet GAGA event for trans and gender diverse young people aged 6-11, and their parents and carers. Planet GAGA is happening in Kyneton on August 14 and will provide a safe space for gender affirming games and activities. The event is free. Find out more about Planet GAGA on the flier here… 
Parklife Social Sport Program
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Parklife is a social sport program aimed at the LGBTIQ community and allies. Hosted by Proud 2 Play, this program is facilitated by community leaders and aims to be fun, beginner friendly social. All sessions are completely free and designed for all ages, genders and abilities. Sessions run depending on current lockdown restrictions. Find out more about Parklife here
New Resource for Victorian Inclusive Practitioners
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This is a list of therapists and health practitioners in Victoria, Australia, who have expertise, training, and/or lived experience in various marginalised social groups. This includes LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity, sex work, kink and BDSM, non-monogamy, immigrant and/or asylum seeker, disability, specific ethnicity and/or religion, and other elements of identity or practice. This does not constitute ‘specialist’ knowledge or endorsement, as defined by ACCC or AHPRA. To find out more and/or suggest someone please visit https://www.vicinclusivepractitioners.com/
Speaking Up Speaks Volumes: Campaign and resources
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#SpeakingUpSpeaksVolumes is a campaign developed by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, in partnership with The Shannon Company. The campaign is one of many activities of the National Suicide Prevention Trial, funded by the Australian Government. Head to the campaign website to find real life stories, relevant research, campaign resources and an opportunity to speak up and show our support. Find the #SpeakingUpSpeaksVolumes website here…
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 …