Research: Pelvic Pain in the Trans-masc Community
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Pain experiences (including pelvic pain) are common in trans men and trans masculine people using testosterone, however, there is little research to help us understand what factors may underlie the pain and what treatment may help to alleviate pain. We invite men of trans experience, trans men, trans masculine folks, and those who were presumed female at birth but do not have a gender that is exclusively female and who are using testosterone, to participate …
VIC: Queer at NGV
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This month the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announced an exciting exhibition, Queer, which will open in December 2021. Queer will be a comprehensive thematic presentation of artworks relating to queer stories, drawn from the NGV collection. The NGV hopes that the exhibition will illuminate the ways in which queer lives and stories have been expressed in art from antiquity to the present. Find out more …
Resources: Posters to Celebrate LGBTI+ Blakfullas
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Zoe Belle Gender Collective, Thorne Harbour Health and Elizabeth Morgan House have worked together with Wiradjuri and Ngiyampaa artist Charlotte Allingham, to create some beautiful posters which celebrate LGBTIQ+ First Nations communities. The posters are now available free to download for print or web.Find them here …
Coming Home Zine Pre-Launch
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DEiFY are presenting a Coming Home Zine Pre-Launch this Friday from 6-8pm. You can find more information and to register at https://cominghome-deify.eventbrite.com.au “The pre-launch creates a space where we tell our stories and displace the colonial narrative of mental health. Just as our pain is communal, so must be our healing. Together, we create a place of safety and rest that we deserve, but were never meant to access”. “You can also follow the event …
Documentary: Orchids – My Intersex Adventure
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Australia 2010 – Directed by Phoebe Hart ‘Hermaphrodite’ is a word used to describe Phoebe, a woman with a men’s chromosomes. Wherever possible, Phoebe actively seeks to disrupt the cataloguing with as much honesty and humour as she can. In her film ‘Orchids’ she comes clean on her journey of self-discovery to embrace her future and reconcile the past shame and family secrecy surrounding her intersex condition. You can watch the film for free using …
A Queer Time & Place community iso-project
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The goal is to document and record a minimum of 200 interviews and/or questionnaires from member’s of Melbourne’s LGBTQ community on their personal experiences of the COVID-19 lockdown/quarantine and how it has impacted everyday life. Along with supporting photos and other images, these stories will then be collated, curated and published as a book. To find out more and to get on board and be part of history visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/queertimeplace
Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA)
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Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) is an intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families. They tackle the stigma and misconceptions surrounding intersex through education, and advocate on issues affecting the wider intersex community. They work towards improving affirmative healthcare, fostering intersexy pride, strengthening the intersex community and deepening social culture.  Find out more…
Research: Participate in study about Mental Health and Peer Support
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“Lean on Me” is a survey about the wellbeing of LGBTI+ people in metropolitan Melbourne who support their peers during times of crisis. You are invited to participate in a study about mental health and peer support within the LGBTIQ communities. We hope to learn about the ways in which LGBTIQ communities support one another during times of crisis, and to understand what it is like to be the person providing support to others. To …