“Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.” – Barbara Gittings
This month, people all around the world wear their colours with pride… it’s Pride Month!!
Each year, the LGBTQ community and allies honor the Stonewall Riots of 1968 and the progress made—and yet to be made—for LGBTQ people everywhere.
Pride Month is considered to be an important holiday, one that details the history of the LGBT community finding acceptance in the world. While it’s more widely accepted today than ever before, history is able to tell long stories of why this was not the case for a very long time. Pride Month is a time for each individual to be proud of who they are and the unique offerings they have to bring to the world. So, read on to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and how just about anyone who wants to can find a variety of ways to enjoy and celebrate Pride Month.
You probably knew that the rainbow flag — created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 — is used as a symbol of LGBTQ pride, but did you know that each colour on the flag has its own meaning?In the widely known six-colour flag, red is symbolic of life, orange is symbolic of healing, yellow is sunshine, green is nature, blue represents harmony and purple is spirit. Today, in 2022, there are over 50 different flags to represent the diverse genders and sexualities we have today, and this list is ever expanding. Whether you’re out and proud, questioning, closeted, or an ally, you will always have a place and a voice in this world. So be who you are and speak your truth, wear it with pride!
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HAPPY PRIDE MONTH FROM ANDRES
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community I want to wish you all a very happy pride month. This is a month to celebrate diversity, freedom and love. For many years we have been rejected by society, but today we can say that love doesn’t have a label, and love is for everyone!
I want you to feel proud of yourself, shameless, and love the person you want to love. Pride is for everyone, regardless of your race, culture, religion, body etc. You were born this way, baby.
As Lady Gaga said, don’t be a drag, just be a queen 👑
Let’s give love to everyone and make this world a better world.
STUDENT COUNSELLING CLINIC
Counselling is a practical, helpful way to prioritise concerns and work through them at your own pace
Talking to friends or family may help, but often we’re still left feeling confused, and in need of some direction and support.
That’s where counselling comes in – Here at our Student Counselling Clinic we are here to support you, so you don’t have to figure things out alone. The truth is, counselling can address a whole range of issues, and no concern is too small.
Your feelings, your wellbeing and your personal goals are very important.
General counselling provides a safe, nonjudgmental space to discuss all of your concerns, and explore options and opportunities for change.
ALG STUDENT VOICE
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- Interact with each other
- Ask questions
- Provide Feedback
- Find potential industry jobs
- Share your success story
- Post your own job ads
- Hear from and interact with our Student Ambassador, Andres
And so much more!
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WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY
SYDNEY PRIDE FESTIVAL
The Sydney Pride Festival 2022 “Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You” launches at Stonewall Hotel on the Thursday 2nd June. Sydney Pride Festival will run from the 2nd until the 30th June.
This year’s Festival is about empowering each other.
Did you know there is a NSW International Student Award?NSW Government has an amazing program of awards for international students and you could be eligible!
The NSW International Student Awards recognise the outstanding contributions international students make to communities in NSW and celebrate excellence in international student community engagement.Make sure to read more about it on the Study NSW website and good luck!Visit their website to find out more!
WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
It’s Pride Month!We have a whole month to celebrate and bring awareness to the diversity of gender and sexuality, and Perth has some incredible workshops and events going on. Whether you’re a part of the LGBTQAI+ community or an ally, you are welcome to come along!Pop down to the local crystal store: Crystal and Stone for their free Mini Market and Open Mic Night!Location: Unit 1, 5 Carbonate Road, Wangara, WA 6065Queer Craft-A-NoonTime to get crafty, a safe space to sit and create!When: Sunday, June 12, 03:00 PM – 06:00 PMPride Mini MarketCome and support your local Queer-owned businesses!When: Sunday, June 19, 11:00 AM – 04:00 PMLGBTQAI+ Open Mic NightHave a hidden musical talent, come and show it off!When: Saturday, June 25, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PMClick here to register your act!
You can also head down to just enjoy the show if you didn’t want to perform yourself 😊
WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE
Did you know that LEGO® has been around with us for 90 years? Wow wow wow!On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June, Let’s enjoy Winter Weekend at Melbourne Central with the Southern Hemisphere’s largest LEGO certified store.Please come and visit MC Brick Pit – Shot Tower Square on 4th – 5th June 2022 from 12pm to 4pm to watch LEGO Masters champs in action, and you can also build your own and have a chance to win limited edition LEGO prizes. Wait, here’s a little more! They provide mindfulness workshops too!Please feel free to join if you are the young or the young at heart!Visit their website to see more about this amazing event.Where: Melbourne Central (Cnr LaTrobe and Swanston Streets Melbourne 3000)When: 12pm to 4pm Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June
WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE
CHIHARU SHIOTA: THE SOUL TREMBLES‘The Soul Trembles’ highlights twenty-five years of Chiharu Shiota’s practice across large-scale installation, sculpture, video performance, photography and drawing.Shiota is renowned internationally for her transformative installations constructed from millions of fine threads and works that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, and silence.Organised by Mami Kataoka, Curator and Deputy Director at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, ‘Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles’ is the largest solo exhibition of the artist’s work to date.Exhibition organised by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.When
18 June – 3 October 2022
Concession: $17General: $22
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