Hello + queer season

This is the fifteenth newsletter from OUT NT. Hello. As the weather cools down, the NT will heat up with election fever and queer activities galore – enjoy the start of the dry season and get in contact if you want to be part of electioneering or any other queer season activities. Keeping it short and […]

Call for members and volunteers

Rainbow Territory has started engaging with NT politicians in the lead up to the 2016 election (we’ve heard 27 August). We have a big list to get through. We need some help in the following areas: Writing to and meeting with NT politicians to get their position on key issues for our community, and work to change their […]

Darwin City Council votes yes!

Darwin has joined 37 other councils in supporting marriage equality. A room packed full of community members spoke in support of the vote, and helped to change minds on the night. The vote got great coverage around the country. What happens now? Darwin City Council will have to action what they have signed up to: That […]

LGBTI Silver Rainbow training Darwin, Katherine & Alice Springs (free)

NTAHC is running free LGBTQI awareness training in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. LGBTI Silver Rainbow Training final dates for 2016.The Silver Rainbow last training days throughout the Northern Territory for. Darwin – May 23rd & June 27th 2016 Katherine – June 15th & 16th 2016 Alice Springs – May 26th 2016 This project is […]

Want to see more rainbow around Darwin?

A community member went to the wonderful Melbourne recently and was impressed the rainbow yarn bombing. Yarn bombing is not what happens when your bestie starts telling you a tale when drunk and keep repeating themselves, it’s pre-knitted or crocheted pieces that are put up on objects in public places. It’s happened before in Darwin, […]

We CAN do it in 2016

The call for CANS is on again in 2016. Want to see a rainbow flag flying over Mindil beach? Get can collecting and drop them off to NTAHC Darwin. If you want to help build the boat, get in touch :) All the goss’ from last year: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jul/13/beer-can-regatta-darwin-swaggers-and-swelters-with-croc-repellant-on-standby

New listings on OUT NT community resource page

OUT NT is a website run by Rainbow Territory to provide community connection and information to LGBTQI people living in the NT. There is a community resource page where resources relevant to the LGBTQI community are listed. Two new resource listings are: Touch base TouchBase is a national website providing information on alcohol and drug use […]

How OUT NT works

OUT NT is a website that is run by Rainbow Territory to provide information and community connection to LGBTQI people living in or connected to the NT. It is run by Rainbow Territory members, but operates for the community to help bring people together. A strong and connected community is an active community that can work together […]

Newsletter 14: Hello + new year, new terms

This is the fourteenth newsletter from OUT NT. Hello. At the start of last year this occasional newsletter used “New Year New Territory” as a kick off for 2015. Do you think the Territory changed between then and now? What will it look like in 2017 after an NT election and a federal election? Some wonderful things happened during […]

Young people get the chance tell it like is to the Chief Minister

OUT NT heard about this survey and think its important to share it. However, we note that sexuality is not specifically asked about. We encourage any young person who responds to this survey to complete the survey in a way that doesn’t silence any struggles that young LGBTQI people face in relation to their sexuality. […]

Newsletter 14: Cake to share

Cake to share is a random section of the newsletter where people can share something with others. Not all cake suits all tastes, so please sample or skip as you wish. Email your cake to share to outnt@outnt.info This month there is lots of Cake to Share, cake to have later, cake you eat with friends, cake […]

A little bit of Territory history: Why the boat got made

It was like any other Friday arvo. I was sitting down with an icy cold XXXX Gold in hand, watching the sprinkler water my grass. I finished the can and threw it basketball style towards the bin. Miss. The sun glistened on it and that’s when I heard ‘if you build it Cher will come.’ […]