VIC: Myriad Presents ‘The Drop-In’
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A great series of workshops from Myriad. Solicited advice for trans & gender diverse folks starting out in the creative industries. The Drop-In is a series of free online advice sessions on the agony, business and craft of pursuing a creative career. In May 2022, they’re celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) with free sessions for nonbinary, trans, and gender diverse folks. Each week offers you the chance to pick the …
VIC: LGBTQIA+ Disability Art in Nature
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Art in Nature is an event hosted by the LGBTQIA+ Disability Advocacy and Connection team from Queerspace. This is a free peer-led event for and by disabled people who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Friends, family, and supporters are welcome. This event is capped at 10 people plus support workers. The event will be held on Saturday the 14th of May from 12:30pm to 4pm at the Studley Park Boathouse and Picnic Area in …
Resource / Rainbow Inclusion Website
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Rainbow Inclusion is a website that has been created as part of the Information for Inclusion: LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability project. The website is still being constructed and more resources will continue to be added but it is up and running and already includes many resources. There are separate sections for LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability and for allies. Visit the Rainbow Inclusion website.
Level Up! An LGBTIQ+ Gaming Study
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The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience are sSeeking participants who are: 14-29 years old self-identify as a sexual or gender minority youth (SGMY/LGBTQ+) play video games regularly live in Canada, the United States, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Mexico The purpose of this research study is to investigate the experiences of gender and sexual minority youth (GSMY) aged 14-29 while playing video games and/or participating in online gaming communities and spaces. …
Television / First Day
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First Day is an Australian tv series about Hannah Bradford, a transgender girl played by Evie Macdonald. Series 1 of First Day aired in 2020 and is about Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school in which she has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, as well as find the courage to live as her most authentic self. In series 2 Hannah faces new challenges in her second year of …
New Service / Better Pride
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Better Place Australia is a community focused not-for-profit organisation that provides family law, psychological and community support services. Better Pride is a program of Better Place Australia that provides support to LGBTIQ+ individuals, couples and families, including children and adolescents and older people. Services including:– Counselling and psychology services– Family and relationship services– Mediation for separating couples (parenting plans, care agreements, pets, property and finance)– Donor planning Find out more about Better Pride here…
Resources / LGBTQ+ families accessing NDIS
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Resources developed in consultation with members of the LGBTQ+ community are part of a new suite of articles developed by Raising Children Network to support parents and families of children with disability to more confidently navigate the NDIS.  The resources discuss issues commonly of concern to LGBTQ+ parents, such as;– sharing information about your family with the NDIS– choosing the right NDIS providers for your family– the right to respectful service Read more about the …
Training / Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way
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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance are developing training, peer support and mentoring activities for LGBTIQ+ people with disability. The training aims to improve participants knowledge and skills in advocacy and storytelling.  Find out more and sign up to be kept up-to-date with the launch of the training here…
Global Pride Study
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Opportunity for LGBTQ people aged 18 and over to participate in a global pride study. This global study on health and wellbeing across generations is being piloted in Australia, and 14 other countries. The purpose is to gather information to address health and well-being holistically in LGBTQ adults, including quality of life, physical and mental health, and economic and social lives. Find out more here – https://goldseninstitute.org/globalpridestudy/ Skip straight to the survey here – https://uwt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FU1RXpsBD11yBM
IDAHOBIT Celebration / Stawell
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The Stawell IDAHOBIT Day celebration will be held, Tuesday 17th May 4.30 pm – 6pm in the foyer of the Stawell Town Hall. This FREE event will feature; free food and drink, free rainbow merch for young people under 19, a raffle, rainbow chalk art and a film screening. Everyone is very welcome. The event will be a disability friendly space. There will be chairs and beanbags available. People not from the LGBTI community are …