Headspace Darwin is continuing its young person’s group in 2018. A safe and confidential place to be yourself, connect with like-minded young people and find out information about health, services and support. For people aged between 12 and 25. Get in touch with Headspace Darwin for more information.
An LGBTQI group has kicked off in Katherine NT. Get in touch via facebook. This group is keen to keep things happening in Katherine, so join forces :)
BUT, the crew did win the tug-of-war for the 3rd (or is it 4th?) year in a row. Against none other than a bunch of emergency service people with gloves and shoes. A mighty effort that has made our community proud.
For all of the photo highlights head to the international media coverage from Gaystar news!
Do you have an idea for a project, activity or action for suicide prevention that can:
– build inclusive communities and strengthen community resilience
– address stigma and discrimination
– raise awareness of effective suicide prevention practices.
The NT government has released grants (closes 2 Oct) for individuals and groups for suicide prevention.
At 10am on Tuesday 8 May 2018 the Northern Territory Chief Minister will deliver an apology in parliament to people who were convicted or impacted by historical laws in the NT that criminalised homosexual sex. Parliament is always open to the public, and the LGBTQI community is invited to attend the delivering of the apology.
This apology is to people alive and no longer alive who lived under this law and who were made criminals by this law. The NT is the last place in Australia to deliver an apology for these kind of laws, and to introduce an expungement scheme.
Members of the LGBTQI community are invited and encouraged to attend the apology in parliament. It will be followed by a morning tea in parliament from 10:45am.
There is a facebook event to assist in getting the word out.
In the rest of this newsletter/scroll for more: book club, young person’s group, gay erotica reading at Fringe, LGBTI health clinics, beer can regatta construction crew, Qlife update, Rainbow Territory, Darwin Pride Festival 2018, lesbians of Alice, choir, Katherine Pride, IDAHOBIT, Black Divaz doco, and Seabreeze.
|Rainbow Territory will have a stall at the Seabreeze Festival. We will be selling stickers and maybe some cake and t-shirts, and providing pro-LGBTQI propaganda at no cost :)
Please drop by if you want to hear about what we are working on this year. We are also offering other community groups a space to recruit people to LGBTQI groups or groups in the making…so if you want to promote something please get in touch. Already we are promoting Qlife, Darwin Pride Festival and an LGBTQI community library, so please jump on board :)
If you are able to help out we are looking for volunteers for the following shifts: 11:30-1pm set up (need to be able to lift stuff), 12:00-2pm, 2:00-4pm, 4:00-6pm, 5:30-7pm close (need to be able to lift stuff)
Black Divaz will be screened at Deckchair cinema, and a very spectacular night is being planned with performances and special guests. You can get one of the limited tickets from the Deckchair cinema website. Not to be missed
More information is on facebook
Coverage from the ABC about some of the stars of Black Divaz
|Come down to CDU to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #IDAHOBIT. The theme for this year’s event is “Alliances for Solidarity”.
📅 : Thursday, 17 May 2018, from 12pm to 2pm
🗣 Guest speakers:
|NT crew, can you help the Katherine crew get a rural pride happening again this year?
Katherine charity Keep Talking is raising funds for #RuralPride this year. It is planned for 23 June to 8 July in Katherine and everyone is invited to the events!
Remember this bloody awful photo? Well, it didn’t manage to put people off, because about 20 or more Darwinites have been gathering each Thursday to rehearse as part of True Colours Chorus Darwin, Darwin’s own LGBTQIA+ choir.