Allsorts, the University of Wollongong’s Queer Collective, are hosting Sexuality and Gender Week again from 22-26 August 2011. With lube slides, a fair day, information sessions and general fun and frivolity, this awareness raising week is one of the highlights of the calendar as the young people on campus do their best to support everyone to embrace diversity.

For more information on events and activities, or to lend a hand during the week, contact them through their website,, or search for “Allsorts – Wollongong University Queer Collective”, on Facebook.

It might seem like the glitter from Mardi Gras has only just settled, but Illawarra Rising is already getting organised for 2012. With so much interest in their last parade entry, the call has gone out for people interested in helping to plan, organise and add their individual flair to the float to step forward and help shape next year’s before the call out for participants. People willing to help organise other social events will also be welcomed, so whether you’re a party planner or want to be the next float glitter fairy, contact: to get involved early.

The Phoenix Theatre is calling for GLBT community members with interests in performance, directing, or just theatre skills in general to come forward and help it to grow. Shows are already auditioning and development works are welcome. Contact: and stay tuned for updates.

For those further south, it’s Spring Migration time again, with the annual festival appropriately themed “Lucky 7” to celebrate the seventh year. 2011 sees Spring Migration return to its original home at Yakandandah (a short trip from Albury), from 4-7 September. If you’re in the area, it’s well worth a look and always promises to be a welcoming atmosphere with great people, events and community spirit. For more info check out:

Have fun, take care, and play safe. in the Southern Region you can contact ACON on 4226 1163 or email

info: Trevor Slattery is the Education and Community Development Officer at ACON’s Illawarra Branch.

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