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| MELT Portrait Prize viewing, at The Power House Museum (June 5th)

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.

| Queer Catch-Up + Diverse Voices (May 29th)

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 counseling service. They operate in collaboration with national partners.

| Sexual Health + QuAC (April 24th)

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.

| Queer Yoga (April 10th)

Trained Yogi, Dee Fuller put the Rainbow hub crew through our paces for an hour and a 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.

| Wendy Bird (March 27th)

To help international LGBTQI students immerse and get to know the local Brisbane community better, Rainbow hub has well-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.

| Queerflix (March 6th)

We watch queer movies and documentaries and then discuss the programs afterward. This month to celebrate Mardi Gras we watched the film β€˜Riot’.

In 1978, when the push to decriminalize homosexuality has stalled, a group of activists decides 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 mobilize the nation.

| The Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (February 20th)

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.

| Queer Chats (February 6th)

It 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 judged. Rainbow Hub is a safe space to do it all.

| Being Transgender (January 17th)

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 are not afraid to be their true self.

| Being Gay in Australia (January 5th)

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.