LL x Unicorns presents Queer Social

Hello and Welcome Beautiful Humans!

We have some exciting news for you!

We wanted to create a space for LGBTQIA+ people to connect outside of party vibes, make new pals and enjoy in the fun of learning new things….

So Laneway Learning and Unicorns teamed up to invent QUEER SOCIAL – a queer workshop and social space for queers, by queers.

Learning new things has so many benefits, from developing new skills to increasing mental wellbeing. And it’s also just fun!

So come and join us for this cute new workshop series and be surrounded by other lovely queer people – you could also meet your new best friend or soul mate! 😉

We will be learning anything and everything – from how to make home-make eco-glitter bath bombs, to money management hot tips and how to crochet a unicorn!

There will also be fun little games to get you mingling and chill times at the end to hang out in our colourful space. 

The workshops are also going to be super cheap thanks to a bunch of legend sponsors like City of Melbourne and Bank Australia – thank you x 100 for being on board to support us queers!

ACCESSIBILITY 

  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Low Level Music
  • Discounted Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

WHO IS BEHIND THIS LITTLE IDEA?

Two humans: Maria – Laneway Learning (she/her) and delsi – Unicorns (she/her).

Laneway Learning and Unicorns, are both community organisations that focus on creating spaces for our community.

We do it out of love and passion for developing safer spaces, with open hearts and all our empathy, commitment and energy.

However, there is only two of us so please be mindful that we might take some time to get back to you. 

Artwork by @plasticmessiah

Upcoming Classes

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QUEER SOCIAL – Creative Writing: Letters to your Ex with Nevo (Online)

Have you ever just wanted to get out all of the bundled up anger you have toward your ex?   Want to have a rant about an old flame but have already exhausted all your friend’s emotional capacity?   Welcome to ‘letters to your ex’, we’re going to be writing (AND NOT SENDING) some letters…

  • 21st Oct, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 7:45pm (AEDT)
  • Online
Sold Out!

SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Queer Auslan with Hadley (Online)

Come and learn how to have a conversation with D/deaf and hard of hearing queers who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language). We will explore queer specific Auslan signs as well as do's and don'ts when approaching D/deaf and hard of hearing people.   This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded…

  • 28th Oct, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 7:45pm (AEDT)
  • Online
Sold Out!

SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pide Earrings with delsi

Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do you want an adorable way to let the world that you are a raging queer-o? Maybe you're just really keen to hang out in a room with other sparkly queers after all this iso! Join delsi for…

  • 1st Dec, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC
"These events - in-person or online - are physically and financially accessible for me. Prior-to these events, social connection and queer community connection felt dependent on being able to access the dance floor, stand for long periods of time, social media (which I don't use and does not improve my mental health) or spending money that I don't have. Access for disabled bodies is not very thoughtfully considered in many queer events in Melbourne, and, outside of that, online spaces aren't for me. These events are fulfilling an overlooked need for queer disabled folk in Melbourne. I appreciate that the topics are fun and uplifting. We need more of this."
Attendee
Queer Social

Just fill this form if you’d like to teach a class at Queer Social!

All teachers are paid and will be invited to a thank you party at the end of the workshop series.

We might receive quite a few applications so we may not be able to get back to all of you. But we will defo keep everyones application on file in case we find a suitable future spot. 

We are looking for volunteers to help us host these fabulous classes. Please read the information here and fill the form (selecting Queer Social in class format).

If you are feeling distress or need someone to talk to there is always someone who will listen.

Here are some fantastic organisations and helplines that we recommend contacting:

Past Queer Socials

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QUEER SOCIAL – Intro to Dance: Find your Groove with Sham (Online)

If you’ve felt like you were born with two left feet, or simply want to learn some basics and fundamentals of dance, here’s your chance!   This class is for people who don’t quite feel comfortable diving into drop in dance classes, and to learn basic yet essential techniques.   This is for all of…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Money Management: What We Wished We Learnt At School with Scott (Online)

Get ready to learn all about the money stuff you wished they taught you at school! Do you sometimes find Tax, Superannuation and managing your cash super confusing?   I do! Well,  Financial Planner Scott, is going to break it all down for us.   He is going to fill us in on money management strategies -…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Building Healthy Relationships with Eddy (Online)

We all have an innate desire to be loved, whatever kind of relationship form that takes. But how do you know if the relationships you have are serving you well? Come along to the workshop held by queer Psychologist Eddy to see how you can both improve relationships and identify healthy versus unhealthy one. This event will…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Watercolour for Beginners: Painting Nature with Emilie (Online)

Not only is watercolour painting a super pretty art form - it's also really meditive and brings out all those nice, calm feels. This beginners watercolour class is perfect for both people that have never picked up a brush and those who make art on the regular. Artist and educator, Emilie, will take you through…

Queer social is supported, as part of the Social Partnership program, by The City of Melbourne council.

We also received a customer impact grant from Bank Australia.