SAMESH cooking class presents: Blueberry Cake

SAMESH, 15/5/2020

SAMESH have still not been able tor resume their face to face cooking classes for PLHIV & older LGBTIQ+ folk, so Paul is continuing to develop recipes for you to try at home. This week he indulges the sweeter side with a tangy crumbly blueberry cake!  

Paul says: “This blueberry cake is very easy to make, and is surprisingly light – and tasty too!  You can use fresh or frozen berries, and you can use any kind of berry you choose (or a mix).

Depending on how sweet your tooth is, you can also cut the amount of sugar in the cake mix by half, as the crumb topping adds further sweet sugary goodness.

Serve it on its own with a cup of coffee or tea – or have as a dessert and top it with a warm custard and cream.”

Embracing Community this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (Media Release)

SHINE SA Media Release: 15 May 2020

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia recognises the strength and community spirit of LGBTIQA+ people, allows for broader community support, while at the same time acknowledging the stigma, discrimination and violence faced by LGBTIQA+ individuals.

A sense of community can contribute to self-worth and acceptance as well as address isolation. A safe and welcoming community for LGBTIQA+ people provides essential support. This is especially true given that sexuality, gender identity and intersex status aren’t necessarily visible. Having a community provides a voice to ensure that LGBTIQA+ people’s needs and concerns are being heard.

In this time of social distancing for all of us, it’s more important than ever to maintain a sense of community. For many LGBTIQA+ people the current environment makes it difficult to physically connect with their communities, which is especially important if individuals are in isolation with unsupportive people.

For those that identify as LGBTIQA+, there are many groups and spaces available to stay connected with communities in South Australia. Some of the online spaces and services include:

  • qsOnline, a discord based social space for LGBTQIA+ people ran by The Queer Society. It has a range of different channels allowing people to talk about any and all of their interests.
  • Trans Femme SHINE SA and TransMascSA, private Facebook groups for transgender people to socialize and discuss their personal experience.
  • Moolagoo Mob & Blak Lemons, a social space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify as LGBTIQA+, including sistergirls and brotherboys.
  • SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service and Gender Connect Country SA provide free peer-based support over the phone and can help provide connections through groups and other safe spaces for those that identify as trans, gender diverse or gender questioning.

Awareness and support for LGBTIQA+ people should also extend into our workplace. LGBTIQA+ training is key to providing an inclusive workplace, to learn more you can visit SHINE SA’s LGBTI Inclusion Training page.

SHINE SA celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia and recognises the particular strengths LGBTIQA+ people bring to all of our communities.

For further information and media enquiries contact Tracey Hutt, Director Workforce Education and Development 

 

SAMESH cooking class presents: Chicken Pasta Alfredo + Hummingbird Cake

SAMESH, 15/5/2020

In lieu of SAMESH’s face to face cooking classes for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk, Paul has been developing and trying new recipes again to share with you. 

Chicken Pasta Alfredo

This week’s savoury course features chicken (or your favourite vegetarian chicken alternative), as well as pasta – creamy comfort food for the cold days and nights that keep on coming. Paul says you may as well go the whole way and serve it with garlic bread!

Hummingbird Cake

For dessert, Paul has come up with a hummingbird cake with a twist! Something you might be proud to serve if you start to have a few (socially distanced) visitors – why not dig out the tablecloth and have an afternoon tea with a friend or two!

SAMESH cooking class presents: GK’s chicken noodle dish, Paul’s spinach & feta parcels

SAMESH, 8/05/2020

SAMESH still can’t hold their monthly cooking class for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk in person, so here are some more recipes for you this week. 

Our inaugural cooking class guest chef, the illustrious GK, made this chicken dish for the special Feast Festival cooking class – you may have even been there. A tasty meal which is ideal for warming you up on these cold nights, with chicken and noodles! You could also swap out the vegies for what you have on hand.

This week’s vegetarian option is comes from Paul’s kitchen: delicious spinach and fetta parcels, for a meal or snack. These use only four ingredients, from the panty or freezer. Or you can use fresh home-grown spinach. An economical dish, they can be frozen for later if you don’t eat them all!

SAMESH cooking class presents: Savoury Mince and Boiled Chocolate Cake

SAMESH, 1/5/2020

In lieu of SAMESH’s face to face cooking classes for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk, Paul has been developing  and trying our recipes again this week. 

Savoury Mince

This week Paul’s savoury course has a retro twist – perhaps you can serve it in ramekins! You can use any kind of mince you have on hand, including your favourite vegetarian alternative. It is an easy dish that you can make for one or more people.
Be creative, add what ever vegies you enjoy or ghave on hand. In this recipe you can use gravy mix, spice mix you have bought, or your own handmade blend. It
can be made ahead of time and re-heated or frozen for future use.

Boiled Chocolate Cake 

This is a simple yet delicious recipe that is tried and tested, from the Tasmanian Esk Valley. You can make two and spread loads of jam and cream between the 2! You can also add shaved chocolate to the frosting for even more chocolatey goodness. It can even be made and frozen. Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake (as long as you can come by some flour, which seems to have appeared back in the shops again!).

IDAHOBIT 2020: South Australian community event (free)

South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance and South Australian Department of Human Services, April 2020

17 May is IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. IDAHOBIT’s theme for 2020 is “Breaking the Silence”, and that’s precisely what we’re going to do!

Although we might not be able to meet together in person to recognise this important date due to COVID-19, the South Australian Department of Human Services and the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance have joined together to host a special online event for the South Australian LGBTIQ+ community via Zoom.

Join us on Sunday 17 May for a Q&A session featuring LGBTIQ+ people from several diverse backgrounds as we discuss what “Breaking the Silence” means for our rainbow communities.

The Q&A session will feature:

  • Zac Cannell, TransMasc SA & transgender community leader
  • Sarah K Reece, LGBTIQ+ disability advocate
  • Neha MadhokDemocracy in Colour

We are also delighted to welcome Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services, to speak with us at the event, as well as Jason Tuazon-McCheyne (founder of The Equality Project) to tell us about the Better Together LGBTIQ+ conference that is coming to Adelaide in 2021.

SARAA acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We also acknowledge other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their continued connection to their lands throughout Australia.

FAQs

How can I submit a question for the Q&A session?

Questions can be submitted via Zoom during the event, or you can submit a question in advance by emailing chairsaraa@gmail.com

How do I join the webinar?

After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the Zoom webinar. Simply follow the link provided and you’ll be able to join on 17 May.

Do I need to be part of the LGBTIQ+ community to attend?

Not at all! Allies are welcome to join us and learn more from our amazing speakers!