Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

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June 5th Session MELT Portrait Prize viewing at The Power House Museum 

With a record number submissions, 19 artists were shortlisted to have their artwork on display as part of the MELT Portrait Prize exhibition and will be in the running to win the Judges Choice Award of $1000 cash.

MELT Portrait Prize Judges Choice Award will be announced on Thursday 17 May, with a People’s Choice Award being judged via Facebook and announced Monday 28 May.

The Rainbow Hubbers enjoyed this wonderfully diverse exhibition immortalizing LGBTI+ heroes.

Tuesday May 29th: Queer catch up and Diverse Voices

http://www.diversevoices.com.au

Diverse voices 29th May

Yvonne from Diverse Voices came and present at the Rainbow hub. Diverse Voices is a Queensland based non-profit organization with a focus on the wellbeing of the diverse voices that make up our community. Their focus is on the operation of a peer to peer telephone and internet counselling service. They operate in collaboration with national partners.

May 15th 2018 IDAHOBIT:

Louise presented a session on IDAHOBIT and how we can all be better allies. We talked about the Queer MELT program that is to be launched to coincide with IDAHOBIT. We gave away 2 free tickets to see the MELT ‘Beauty Pageant’ show on Friday night.

April 24th 2018 Sexual Health: QuAC 

 Guest presenter Robert from QuAC Queensland AIDS Council. He is currently the Health Promotion Officer. His work at QuAC includes working with at risk populations to increase risk reduction strategies to reduce sexually transmitted infections (STI) infections.  Robert’s work includes coordination of sexual health Outreach and campaign development.

An informative and popular session which covered both PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and lesbian women’s sexual health.  Robert gave out lots of freebees to all attendees.

April 10th 2018 : Queer Yoga

Trained Yogi, Dee Fuller put the Rainbow hub crew through our paces for an hour and half journey of stretching, down-wood dogs and birka-yoga moves. We all felt relaxed and had a fantastic work-out with Dee. Thank you Dee.

 

March 27th 2018 : Wendy bird session:

To help international LGBTQI students immerse and get to know the local Brisbane community better, Rainbow hub has w ell-known local support groups come to give us presentations on their services.

Wendybird is a not-for-profit community group led by a collective of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people who are working together to intentionally grow a safer and always supportive community for people of diverse bodies, genders, relationships and sexualities, their friends, families and children to find meaningful connections.

http://www.wendybird.com.au/about.html

March 6th 2018 Queer flix.

We watch queer movies and documentaries and then discuss the programs afterwards. This month to celebrate Mardi Gras we watched the film ‘Riot’.

In 1978, when the push to decriminalize homosexuality has stalled, a group of activists decide they must make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. Led by former union boss, Lance Gowland, they get a police permit and spread the word. On a freezing winter’s night, they cloak themselves in fancy dress, join hands, and parade down oxford street. But they have no idea that angry police lie in wait, and the courage they find that night will finally mobilise the nation.

Rainbowhubqueerflix

February 20th 2018 : The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The history of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has been running for 40 years. We looked at the history and the importance of this amazing event that happens in Sydney every year.

https://www.mardigras.org.au/

 February 6th 2018 : Queer chats 

is all about getting to know one another better. To make friends from different countries and learn what it is like in to be LGBTQI. To talk about what has been going on in the LGBTQI community. To be able to speak freely without feeling scared or judge. Rainbow Hub is a safe space to do this.

January 17th 2018: Being Transgender

Our wonderful friend, Tsukiko Yamada, presented to the Rainbow Hub group on what it is like being Transgender. He talked about growing up in Japan, his friends in Japan and what it is like to be transgender in Australia.  Tsukiko is a true warrior and one of those exceptional human beings who is not afraid to be their true self.

January 5th 2018 : Being Gay in Australia 

What’s it like being gay in Australia? Does it differ from your country? Do you feel more comfortable being QUEER in Australia? These questions and more where discussed in this January session.