Can you help update the QLife database for the NT?

Two community members are running a project to improve and update the listings on the QLife database for the NT.

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.Why does it need to be updated? Counsellors who are online get requests for help from the NT, but the list of organisations who can help on the ground is not up to date. This means people in the NT can’t get on the ground help.

What can you do? If you know about or work for an organisation that you think should be on the QLife database please email the details to outnt@outnt.info

Please include the following:

  • Service name
  • Service category
  • Description of service
  • Languages spoken/offered at the service
  • Location, phone and website details
  • Age group serviced
  • Other important information

LGBTI clinics at Northside Health

Northside Health NT runs monthly LGBTI Specialist Clinics.

Visiting GPs specialising in LGBTI health run a 2 day clinic on a monthly basis to provide welcoming, high-quality health care to members of the LGBTI community.​

Services include:
– Transgender & gender diverse health
– Sexual health
– Mental health
– HIV care, S100, PrEP
– General health care
– Fertility & conception advice
– Non-judgemental expert GP care

Call 7999 7448 or email admin@northsidemedical to find out when the next one is running and to book an appointment.

Northside Health NT. Integrative & Specialist General Practice
4/1 Caryota Court Coconut Grove NT 0810

Darwin Fringe Festival – let’s talk about (gay) sex baby!

Books Gone Wilde the regular LGBTQI community library has had a lot of erotica donated to it over the years. But it just doesn’t get read enough. Some of it is good, some of it is so bad its good, and some of it is currently being eaten by moths. Let’s give it some life, and at the same time talk about something we all think about about – sex.

The people who run Books Gone Wilde want to run an event at the Darwin Fringe Festival in 2018 that takes some of the erotica from the page to the stage. We need people who are interested in performing some erotica on stage (not actually shagging, just actually reading or performing through words).

March – planning
April – auditions/call for talent (or talentless…)
May – rehearsal x 1
June – rehearsal x 2
July – perform at the Fringe, one night only!

You have to be over 18 to participate and attend, but we have no upper age limit. For more information email: outnt@outnt.info or PM Books Gone Wilde on facebook.

Rainbow Territory submission to the review of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act

Rainbow Territory submission to the review of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act

Rainbow Territory, with input from the community, put together a comprehensive submission to the review of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act.

You can look at a copy of it here.

If you have any questions please email Rainbow Territory.

Rainbow Territory final submission 2018 Review of NT Anti-Discrimination Act 23 Jan 2018

Queer history

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-19/darwins-gay-scene-take-a-tour-through-nts-queer-history/6861786

From pre-colonisation times to beachfront bathhouses and tiny offices where the battle against the AIDS crisis was fought, Darwin has a rich queer history.

Queer history is an important part of the social and political history of the Northern Territory and an important part of life’s fabric.

Australian gay history academic and activist Dr Dino Hodge arrived in Darwin in 1983, just before the closure of two now-legendary camp venues, Dix and Fannies.

Mr Hodge has since moved to Adelaide, but returns to Darwin to host walking tours that focus on the Northern Territory’s lesser known history.

The Territory says YES

1) Put your YES survey in the post already!
2) Help out on the campaign
3) Get inspired by this amazing video from Alice Springs, on the NT Yes campaign Facebook page and all the pictures from the first Darwin Pride March in about 10 years.

If you would like to get involved in the Yes Campaign you can go to yes.org.au to check out events happening in your community. if you would like to get in touch with the campaign you can contact NT Field Director Pat Honan (pat.honan@equalitycampaign.org.au) for events around the NT, or Andrew Addie (centralaustraliayes@gmail.com) for the Alice Springs Campaign. Phone banking, postering, door knocking, market stalls, your ideas!

There is a fundraiser for the yes campaign happening tonight (Friday) in Darwin, 6-8pm @ Throb. Featuring Anna Brown from Australians for Equality, Attorney General Natasha Fyles, and Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. All tickets here

Alice Springs has been kicking some goals on their campaigning with a great community effort in the mall. Check out the pictures

And not to be outdone, Darwin now has a permanent rainbow crossing for the next 12 months!

If you see any advertisement or statements in the NT to do with the marriage survey that you think are hateful (if you’ve driven down the Stuart Highway lately you’ve probably seen at least one), take a photo and email it to the Anti-Discrimination Commission NT. They are collecting this information. Please include where and when you saw it. http://www.adc.nt.gov.au/contacts.html

Katherine Pride Festival

This is not a typo! Katherine is having a pride festival. Please come and support the community in Katherine (or step out your door if you are there already)

30 September Colour run
5 October Pride (movie) under the stars

Picture above of Katherine Pride marching in the Darwin Pride march, well done Katherine crew!

Check out the Facebook page Keep Talking NT for details