Sydney, Wednesday 4 December, 2013 – With less than two weeks to go, Sydney-based anti-bullying organisation Community Brave, is urging the LGBTIQ community to get behind their peer-to-peer funding campaign to help end bullying, homophobia and teen suicide. The campaign aims to fund their innovative new social media platform which provides an online service and [...]
Darebin’s coming out – send a picture and support our LGBTIQ community! At Council, we celebrate Darebin’s diversity and we’re proud to be home to a wide range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ). To show our support for the LGBTIQ community, Council will be representing Darebin at [...]
By Benjamin Riley on September 17, 2013 Support from the LGBTI community in North-East Victoria has helped drive the unlikely campaign by independent Cathy McGowan to a win in the federal seat of Indi, a campaign pitting her against sitting Liberal Party MP Sophie Mirabella. While the electorate has been called today for McGowan, the seat was [...]
A Fundraising Event for the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc.) “About Face” is a photography-based, anthropological diversity in an Australian male context. These men are invited to be photographed and share their lived experiences on race, sexuality and beyond. “About Face” is a project of Keo Lin, a Melbourne based photographer. Wednesday, 25 September [...]
I came across this video clip through a friend on facebook and thought it would be good to share with you and for you to pass it on.
IT’S the question that the gays have been asked for, like, ever, yet one in which the heterosexuals have escaped scot-free.
Enterprising duo Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker took said question to the streets and decided to ask a few unwitting members of the community of Colorado Springs for their take on the human rights issue.
You’re invited to the launch of:
GLBTIQ Creative Art Connection
Date: Saturday 15th June 2013
Venue: Orwil Street Community House
16 Orwil Street Frankston
Melways Ref: 100A G3
RSVP: Monday 10th June 2013
Cost: Gold coin donation (minimum) which is for the hire of our venue and refreshments.
Tea, coffee and freshly baked goodies provided!!!
We are a not-for-profit group and are run entirely by volunteers.
Proudly supported by: Joy 94.9 FM, Bent TV, Freedom 2 b, Orwil Street Community House, Zoe Belle Gender Centre, Transgender Victoria, Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc. & Pride March Victoria.
We are proud members of Rainbow Network Victoria.
Jacqui Tomlins, the woman behind the OutSpoken Families project needs your help…. I am a big supporter of resources being made available to the GLBTIQ and wider community….. So please dig deep and support this great resource….
OUTSpoken Families: 10 days, 50 pledges, 60% of target!
When I took my first tentative steps into the world of crowd-funding a week and a half ago I really wasn’t sure what to expect.
Ten days later and the response has been fantastic. I’m starting to think A Resource Kit for Rainbow Families might just happen.
Many people have left comments on the Pozible page or emailed me to say they think it’s a great idea and a much needed resource for our community.
I’ve heard from people who are at the very start of their parenting journey and for whom so many things are unknown; from couples raising kids in the country where support and resources are few and far between, and families in the midst of it all grappling with a range of day-to-day issues.
So, thank-you to everyone who has pledged, shared, tweeted or emailed. (If you’ve made a pledge, but haven’t heard from me, there should be a message for you on Pozible. Click on the icon for your name and then on ‘Messages’.)
I’ve still got 40% of the target to raise to make this thing happen (it’s all or nothing, remember; if you don’t reach the target, you don’t get anything).
You can check out the project at:
Your Place is a six week support group exploring the issues of coming out. It is run by counselling psychotherapist Mary Matthews at Thornbury Women’s Neighbourhood House in a setting that’s friendly and welcoming.
The group involves a combination of professional education, informed discussion and learning through individual sharing. At the end of six weeks it is hoped that individuals will have a stronger sense of confidence, an understanding of community support networks, formed a connection with other like-minded people in the group to decrease isolation, and increased knowledge of how to come out safely leading to increased self-esteem and empowerment.
Where: Thornbury Women’s Neighbourhood House. 131 Shaftesbury Parade. Thornbury.
When: Tuesday 14th May – 18th June.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Cost: $300 or $220 concession
Bookings: contact Mary Matthews email@example.com
or call 0409 567 233
The book is a journey Gaye and her son Lucas, began together in his early teens. The conversations were taken from a span of around eight years, so some are quite naive and others…well, not.
Gaye and Lucas, put some tricky topics on the table addressing them openly and honestly. The book answers some very personal and potentially embarrassing questions with a positive sensitivity and a good dose of common sense. The book is not only for teens dealing with the possibility of being gay, it is also for other young people going through puberty where there seems to be an inbuilt curiosity about homosexuality and experimentation with same gender sex is not unusual. In any case, TEEN QUEERIES will prove to be an informative, interesting read for teens, their parents, friends, teachers, coaches and anyone else who has a teen queerie in their life…and for those of us that are just curious.
We received an email from Joseph Atkins, who has compiled a list of 100 Marriage Equality Blogs….
The fight for marriage equality is progressing each day. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the constitutionality of two gay marriage laws: the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. The hearings have the potential to help shape gay marriage equality laws for a long time to come. Follow all the news and more about marriage equality with this list of what we consider to be the top 100 blogs on the topic. Please note that these are listed in no particular order.
You can check out list by clicking here…..
Dr Rhonda is conducting a survey regarding smoking within the GLBTIQ community.
Below is a brief description of the survey. If you wish to read the Plain Language Statement click here.
The GLBT Smoking Survey
Knowledge, attitudes and practices among GLBT smokers Do you identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender and are you aged 18+ years? Deakin University want to hear about your experience of cigarette smoking – whether you are still smoking, or, have quit! The anonymous online survey will take about 15 minutes.
Find it at: www.glbtsmokingsurvey.net.au
People in the GLBT community have higher rates of smoking than the overall population, but we need to learn more about smoking use, including attempts to quit, among the GLBT community.
This study explores smoking and your healthcare needs. What we learn from you will help make recommendations for better healthcare services for people in the GLBT community to quit smoking.
If you have any questions about the research please do not hesitate to contact Chief Investigator, Dr Rhonda Brown, Faculty of Health on 9251 7026 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org HEAG-H 146_2012
British MPs have voted in favour of legislation allowing gay marriage, despite a split in prime minister David Cameron’s Conservative party.
The draft law, which proposes legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales in 2014, was carried by 400 votes to 175 votes in the House of Commons.
The legislation is several stages away from becoming law, but has already exposed rifts within Mr Cameron’s party at a time when he is facing growing talk of a possible leadership challenge.
But with the majority of Liberal Democrat and Labour MPs supporting the bill, it passed easily.
The new law would also allow civil partners to convert their partnerships into marriages.
In a late intervention just two hours before lawmakers voted, Mr Cameron made a televised statement to say the move was about “making our society stronger”.
“I think it’s right that gay people should be able to get married too,” he said.
“This is yes about equality, but it’s also about making our society stronger.
“I know there are strong views on both sides of the argument. I respect that. But I think this is an important step forward for our country.”
Gay couples in Britain have had the right to enter into civil partnerships and adopt children since 2005.
The new law does not force the Anglican and Catholic churches – who strongly oppose the move – to conduct gay marriages, but critics say gay people may launch legal challenges.
Behind in the polls, analysts believe Mr Cameron is trying to perform a balancing act to reconcile his desire to show his party is progressive with the views of many of those inside it uncomfortable with such reform.
Amid growing talk of a possible leadership challenge against him, many Conservative MPs say they feel Mr Cameron is not a real Conservative and is sacrificing what were once core party values on the altar of populism.
If the legislation’s passage is just as smooth in the House of Lords, Britain will become the 12th country to legalise same-sex marriage.