Parenting sexual and gender diverse young people

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This session will provide parents/carers an opportunity to explore essential information and skills needed to deepen their understanding of the impact and strategies to support LGBTIQ young people.

Survival Day/ Day of Mourning/ Australia Day

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January 26th means different things to different people. For some, it is a day to celebrate the anniversary of the British’s arrival to the continent. For many First Nation Peoples (and others) it is acknowledged as a Day of Mourning or Invasion or Survival Day.

Transforming Family Connections

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If family estrangement is part of your story, or the story of someone you love, don’t miss this special encore talk by Carol-Ann Allen. And, in second session, explore intra and interpersonal dialogues, and the impasses that permeate many family-of-origin stories.

Generations of Queer

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This panel arose from conversations at queerspace about how we speak, or fail to speak, across the generations, and how we might understand each other better across or even through our differences.

AUSTRALIAN STEPFAMILIES FACE THEIR MOST CHALLENGING TIME

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Contemporary Australian families look significantly different to what they did a generation ago. There are new and old parents and partners and siblings, not to mention different cultures, religions and traditions –step and blended families face unique difficulties over this so called “most wonderful time of the year”.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY – AUSTRALIA SAYS YES!

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A YES vote is for equality and love. It is also a resounding NO to institutional and legal discrimination, divisiveness and invalidating LGBTIQ experiences, relationships and who we are. The ‘YES’ vote brings some relief and elation. It is an important milestone for the Australian community. It finally acknowledges and recognises the equal value and status of relationships. We are now a little bit further down the road, via a route we were forced to travel. What are the next steps?

queerspace self care tips

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This is a hard time for all of us leading up to Wednesday’s announcement. Whichever way it goes queerspace at drummond street services is here for you.

Boredom Busters for the School Holidays

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We have put together some ideas to inspire you on how to entertain your kids these school holidays. RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR KIDS!

Poppykettle Theatre Fun Day 2017

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Kindergartens, Early Learning Centres and Child Care Centres are invited to bring children to the Poppykettle Theatre Fun Day as part of an excursion at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre – 50 Little Malop Street.

MAIL FAIL – POSTAL PLEBISCITE A SUICIDE RISK

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drummond street services, a family support agency that provides counselling and support to LGBTIQ people and their families, warns that the rolling Canberra leadership fail – which instead of action offers a compromised plebiscite in the form of a costly postal survey – will trigger months of mental anguish, and pose a potential suicide risk, to many already vulnerable Australians, leaving the community to bear the costs and the impacts.