December – What’s On! (Events)

Thursday 1st – Today is World Aids Day

World AIDS Day on December1 is an important day for the international community and its fight against HIV and AIDS. For the Victorian AIDS Council, World AIDS Day offers an opportunity to remember those we have lost to the epidemic and to draw attention to the ongoing issue of HIV in Victoria. We are encouraged to wear the colour Red

 

Saturday 3rd – ButchFemmeTrans X-Mas Picnix

 

Wednesday 7th – Project Space

This month our monthly Project Space (1st Wednesday each month) will be at Drummond Street Services. We’re doing thank-you letter writing, planning banner for midsumma, brain storming/ finding out what people want to do for next 6 months in Project Space and as well as talking about the possibilities of organising an art exhibition mid next year! (We also need a bit more help to organise our first birthday party, so if you want to help, come along to find out how).

Also on Wednesday 7th – Courage Unfolds: Celebrating GLBTIQ in Asia
A fundraising event for Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council and Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre. A DVD screening of Courage Unfolds, a 30 minutes documentary on GLBTIQ activism in Asia. To be followed by a forum, performances and prize giveaways.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011 at DnM, 119 Commercial Rd, Prahran.
Doors open from 6.30 pm for 7.30 pm screening. All Welcome (gold coin entry). For more information and details click here.

An Invitation to “Love Stories” by Y-GLAM

Y-GLAM Queer Community Youth Theatre present a collection of animated love stories.

 A boy sits and waits by an empty chair

An old man remembers love on a train

Knives and forks make whoopy when no one is looking

This year Y-GLAM has created five short films about love.  Using drawing, cut out, digital 2D and stop motion animation we have made five films that are beautiful, funny and poignant. In this, we want to reach queer, young people through the Internet on what matters most – love.

 

LOVE STORIES

will be launched at the Northcote Town Hall

Friday 2nd December from 6.30pm to 7:30pm

 

RSVP helpful, RSVP to:

youthhealth@mchs.org.au

or call Sophia on 9355 9933

 

Y-GLAM Queer Youth Theatre, now in its thirteenth year, is a program of Merri Community Health Services and is for young people aged 14 to 25 who are same sex attracted and gender diverse. For more information about Y-GLAM please call Sophia on 9355 9933.

Sunday 11th – Ygender’s 1st Birthday!

Wow what a year it has been!!

Now it’s time to have a big party!

We have decided to have a joint christmas and birthday party.

We would like to invite you and whomever else you wish to bring whether its that special someone, your bestfriend or even your supportive parents.

This is a chance to celebrate the great first year that we have and be thankful to all those people that have supported and encouraged us.

We would love it if you could bring a plate of your favourite cooked (or cold) meal to share with us as we are having a sit down meal. Desserts are most welcome also of course!!!

If you wish to be part of the KK you can bring a unigendered gift of $5 or under. We will be putting them all  in a big chrismas stocking and jut having a lucky dip for a bit of fun.

Cant wait to see you all there! At 225 Bourke Street, Level 10 from 5pm till 10pm!

Wednesday 14th – Introduction Evening

So it’s time again to gather and welcome all of the lovely newcomers to Ygender!!

Be sure to lock in Wednesday the 14th of December, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

 

The aim of this gathering is fairly self-explanatory, but what we hope to achieve is:

- To provide a relaxed and supportive space/ event where people can meet and chat casually about the things that interest them (not necessarily gender, even though this may be a common thread).

- No expectations – meaning if you want to become involved with Ygender, we’ll give you information to participate. However, if you simply wish to network and meet new people – this is a great place to start!

- ALL gender identities are welcome and supported.. (Genderqueer, gender-questioning, transmasculine, transfeminine, ftm, mtf, intersex, and anyone else under the beautifully diverse sex + gender umbrella).

 

WHERE: Thousand Pound Bend

MEET + WHEN:

Wednesday 14th December – Federation Square – outside 7-Eleven near accessible ramp. Directly across from Flinders Street Station. Meet here between 6:15 – 6:30pm.

Look out for the octopus!!!

 

PUBLIC BATHROOMS:

Thousand Pound Bend has two gender-neutral/ gender non-specific toilets.

 

ALSO… check out ToilArt for more gender-neutral toilets around Melbourne.

 

Wednesday 21st – Discussion Group

The 3rd Wednesday evening of each month we have our monthly Discussion Group (which is now held at Drummond Street). This month’s topic of conversation will soon be announced :)

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