The Rainbow Calendar Photography Competition is back

Bfriend, August 2018

After a one year absence the Rainbow Calendar Project is back.

The success of the last two calendars has led to the RCP team launching its third photography competition to create yet another calendar, full of LGBTIQA+ photo goodness and event information.

This year’s theme is ‘Kaleidoscope: As we are’ and the organisers would love to see a huge range of submissions to help create a calendar showing the rich diversity and beauty of LGBTIQA+ life in Australia. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enter – they want all types of submissions to showcase the huge range of talent and experiences within this community.

The top 12 winning photos will feature in the 2019 Rainbow Calendar – a free nationally distributed resource highlighting queer events and other important information. An additional 12 runner ups will feature in an exhibition at this year’s Adelaide Feast Festival.

Photographs will undergo a blind judging session by a panel of community members in the week following the closing date of Sunday 9 September 2018.

  • Entries close 11.59pm Sunday September 9th 2018. Further information about the competition, the theme and how to enter can be found at: www.rainbowcalendar.org

Not interested in making a submission? There are a few other ways you can help this project:

  • Visit www.rainbowcalendar.org and make a donation – every bit helps keep this project running
  • Share this post and the attached graphic to your friends, family, professional networks, work colleagues, neighbours, dog trainer, club president, and many more (both in SA and interstate!)
  • Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/435788946902514/ and invite others
  • Encourage someone you know to make a photo submission

Forum: the experience of women in same-gender relationships experiencing domestic violence

Bfriend is supporting an afternoon of discussion regarding domestic violence within the LGBTIQ community, and specifically how women experiencing domestic violence in a same-gender relationship can be supported.

When: Thursday December 10 2015, 1-3pm

Where: Noarlunga Uniting Church Community Health Onkaparinga office, 23 Williams Road, Christies Beach

Guest speakers will include:
– Member for Reynell, Katrine Hildyard MP
– SAPOL Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer, Sergeant Amanda Dawson
– Southern Domestic Violence Service Inc.

RSVP by 4/12/15 & for further inquiries: dvforum15@gmail.com

Download flyer here LGBTIQ Domestic Violence forum

Getting it to Zero, an information forum for World AIDS Day.

SHine SA, Bfriend and MOSAIC are together presenting Getting it to Zero, an information forum for World AIDS Day.

The forum will provide a snapshot of HIV statistics in South Australia, and include two HIV-positive speakers who will explore what it is like to live with the virus in 2014.

Participants will also have the opportunity to explore what role we can all play in ‘Getting to Zero’ for World AIDS Day and beyond.

Workers and volunteers in organisations across the health and community services sector in South Australia are invited to participate.

Participants can also enjoy the opportunity to network and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea.

 When: Wednesday 3rd December, 3–4.30 pm (doors open at 2.45pm)

 Where: Way Hall, 1st floor, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide

 Please RSVP via the flyer at the following link (click to download PDF), by November 28 (this Friday): World AIDS Day Forum