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  • Encampment 2021

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 09:00 AM through September 25, 2021
    Birrigai

    Encampment 2021 is now an ONLINE camp for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 13-17!

    Due to the current climate, this year Encampment 2021 will be held ONLINE over discord.

    This year we will be facilitating a bunch of cool online activities! Join us for video games, Minecraft server, online escape rooms, table top role playing games, Bob Ross painting workshop, mindfulness and yoga activities, and movie screenings! You can also join in on a short story and art competition! With cool gift card prizes!

    Young participants will be supported by a group of mentors. Encampment 2021 is a program hosted by A Gender Agenda (AGA) and Meridian, our organisations provide a range of services and supports for LGBTIQA+ young people.

    Submit your EOI

    Submit before COB Thursday the 16th to secure your spot!

  • Fair Day 2021

    Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Online Using 'Topia'


    Due to the COVID-19 situation in Canberra and ensuring the safety of our community we’re preparing for Fair Day - Pride in the Virtual Park. We’re inviting you to take this exciting journey with us as we design and setup a new virtual event using the platform Topia. In 2020 Topia hosted Burning Man online with over 20,000 guests, 200+ unique camps, exploration, and events!

    Meridian and SpringOUT are proud to present CBR Fair Day Pride in the Virtual Park 2021. Fair Day Pride in the Park is Canberra’s biggest LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex, queer, and asexual, +) community event and a celebration of Canberra’s wonderful and diverse LGBTIQA+ communities. 

    Fair Day has launched the SpringOUT Pride Festival each year since SpringOUT’s inauguration in 1999 and is one of the most anticipated events on the LGBTIQA+ calendar. SpringOUT is Canberra’s queer cultural festival which affirms the pride, joy, dignity and identity of Canberra’s LGBTIQA+ communities through events of celebration.

     


     

    What is TOPIA?

    Topia is an online social engagement platform with fully customisable virtual worlds. Using spatial video, users can move in and out of conversations like you’re in person. We'll be creating a virtual Fair Day world with interactive stalls, performances, activities and so much more!

     


     

    Fast Facts

    Date: SATURDAY 30 October 2021
    Time: 11am - 2pm
    Participants: LGBTIQA+ communities and allies & wider communities from Canberra and surrounding NSW areas.
    CBR Fair Day Program: The CBR Fair Day program will be announced in early-October.

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  • SpringOUT Festival

    Monday, November 01, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Watch this space for SpringOUT festival covid-safe events.

    SpringOUT is Canberra’s only pride festival. Held in November each year, SpringOUT is a month-long pride festival that celebrates Australia’s most LGBTQIA+ friendly city and its LGBTQIA+ community in all its fabulous diversity.

    Find out more.

  • World AIDS Day

    Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    National Arboretum Canberra in Canberra, Australia

    Australia’s national theme for World AIDS Day 2020  was  Now More Than Ever.

    Further event details for 2021 coming soon.


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