Inclusive Communities Network

Canterbury-Bankstown and Surrounding Areas

Respect, passion and Momentum

About us.

The network is a forum for service providers, organisations and interested individuals to meet and discuss issues affecting marginalised groups, especially LGBTIQA communities in South Western Sydney. Discuss organisational issues that affect marginalised communities such as LGBTIQA communities & identify improvements that can be made.

Meeting Details.

Our meetings are online once a month. Meeting minutes and agendas are sent out and regular updates and opportunities are shared over email amoungst network members.

How to join our network.

To join our network drop us and email or give us a call.  Network Chair: Jacob.Steuart@cbcity.nsw.gov.au. Contact phone: 02 9707 9857 /0447 098 728.

Our events.

Check out our events below – or visit all the network events page to what’s happening out and about, on and offline in our Western Sydney LGBTIQ community.

Community Voice Consultations LGBTQI+ Bankstown

10:00 am

Hosted by: Inclusive Communities Network member SSI

The SSI Local Area Coordination (LAC) Program Invites all members of the LGBTQI+ community specifically people living with a disability to join us for a community conversation, afternoon tea and a celebration of pride month with a Drag Performance by Charisma Belle

Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown

Contact:James.fletcher@ndis.gov.au

Community Voice Consultations LQBTQI+ Newtown

1:30 pm

Hosted by: Inclusive Communities Network member SSI

The SSI Local Area Coordination (LAC) Program Invites all members of the LGBTQI+ community specifically people living with a disability to join us for a community conversation, afternoon tea and a celebration of pride month with a Drag Performance by Charisma Belle

Location: 1 Bedford Street, Newtown. Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Contact:James.fletcher@ndis.gov.au

Resilience and Pride in the West

10:00 am

Hosted by: Inclusive Communities Network, Parramatta Queer Forum

For International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia we have organised a panel discussion comprised of local people talking about queerness and community within Greater Western Sydney. See attached flyer and share it with your networks. Panellists include Cassandra Best, Karen Menzies, Christian Georges Moore and Mohammad Awad. Moderated by Shiva Chandra.

Location: Bankstown Arts Centre

Contact:jacob.steuart@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Home is where our story begins - IDAHOBIT 2020

11:00 am

Hosted by: Inclusive Communities Network

Join our virtual lounge room as we celebrate IDAHOBIT 2020. Meet two families from the western suburbs – we will talk about their lives – how they navigated having diverse sexuality or gender, how they came out and how they thrived. We will also be launching Home Is Where Our Story Begins: Family, community, and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse CALD people. This report looks at the experiences of sexuality and gender diverse CALD people in Greater Western Sydney in relation to the marriage equality debate and relationships to family and community.

Location: Zoom meeting online

Contact:jacob.steuart@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

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Action.

Identify opportunities to promote inclusiveness including the promotion of campaigns such as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and Wear it Purple Day.

Support.

Promote and support consolidation of collaborative partnerships between organizations to promote community development, health promotion, human rights and social justice for the marginalized communities.

Identity.

Raise awareness about sexual diversity through organized education campaigns, media, radio to address misconception and misinformation.

Improve.

Discuss organisational issues that affect marginalised communities such as LGBTIQA communities & identify improvements that can be made.

Previous events.

Home is where our story begins - IDAHOBIT 2020

11:00 am

Hosted by: Inclusive Communities Network

Join our virtual lounge room as we celebrate IDAHOBIT 2020. Meet two families from the western suburbs – we will talk about their lives – how they navigated having diverse sexuality or gender, how they came out and how they thrived. We will also be launching Home Is Where Our Story Begins: Family, community, and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse CALD people. This report looks at the experiences of sexuality and gender diverse CALD people in Greater Western Sydney in relation to the marriage equality debate and relationships to family and community.

Location: Zoom meeting online

Contact:jacob.steuart@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Our members

ACON and Western Sydney MRC acknowledge the traditional owners of all the lands on which we live and work and pay respects to LGBTQ+ Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander elders, leaders, Sistergirls and Brotherboys.