Intersex Solidarity Day / Intersex Day of Remembrance
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Intersex Day of Remembrance on 8 November, also known as Intersex Solidarity Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, an intersex person born in France on 8 November, 1838, whose memoirs were later published by Michel Foucalt. You can find out more about Herculin Barbin, and how to mark this day of remembrance and solidarity here…
VIC: Brimbank Transgender Awareness Week Short Film Gala
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Are you looking for a way to celebrate Trans Awareness Week this year? Then join Creative Brimbank on Wednesday 16 November, at the Bowery Theatre in St Albans Community Centre for Brimbank City Council’s Trans Awareness Week Short Film Gala! Each ticket will include a bag of popcorn! We will be screening some amazing Trans and Gender Diverse short films including: • The Dream Life of Georgie Stone (2022) • The Alexander Ball (2022) • …
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…
NAT: Better Together 2023 Conference
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Tickets are now on sale for the Australia’s 5th National LGBTIQA+ Better Together Conference, to be held in Adelaide in February 2023. Better Together® 2023 will explore the current issues facing the LGBTIQA+ movement in Australia. Delegates representing Australia’s diverse LGBTIQA+ communities and organisations will come together to share ideas and experiences, learn from each other, forge alliances and ultimately work together to build a better world for LGBTIQA+ Australians. Find out more 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: Callout for LGBTIQA+ Awareness Campaign
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A group of passionate young people from our 2022 Young Leaders program are currently planning an LGBTIQA+ awareness project and are recruiting members of the rainbow community to feature in their campaign. The campaign is called ‘Proud 2 Be Me’ and will platform the voices of community members of all ages, backgrounds and identities. People will be sharing on camera what makes them proud – highlighting their strengths and unique qualities, and conveying the message that there …
VIC: Monash Library Call Out for Artists
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Monash Libraries is running Untold Stories, a program that will involve artists and program participants using stories of the LGBTIQA+ community to create a record of the pandemic from the point of view of the LGBTIQA+ community. Monash Libraries is seeking artists with a connection to Monash, who are interested in interpreting LGBTIQA+ stories of the pandemic through their chosen medium. This is a paid opportunity. Find out more about Untold Stories here…
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: Tailor your own body Workshop
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In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to build their personal identity and learn sewing techniques from queer hyper-coloured award winning wearable artists and costume makers, Luna Aquatica and Sarah Seahorse. Open to LGBTQIA+ people and allies aged 16-25. Event details:​- Free. Bookings essential.– Friday 4 November @ ​3.30pm to 6.30pm– Kathleen Syme Library Makerspace, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Find out more here…
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 …