LL x Unicorns presents Queer Social

Hello and Welcome Beautiful Humans!

Queer social has wrapped up for 2021 but we will come back in 2022 with new and popular workshops for everyone!

If you’d like to teach with us in 2022, there is a tab below and if you want more information, email us!

Check this short wrap up video for some of the things we got up to 🙂

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 – Sensory Galaxy Slime with River

Did you know your fingers are connected to your brain? Do you want to slither those brain fingies inside galaxy slime until your brain hearts are content? Well you are in the right building, unless you are here for the nipple waxing class, that's down the way there. In this class we'll create a sensory object…

  • 28th Jul, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Queer Social: Intro to Deeper Intimacy and Connection via Shibari with Harley

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the art forms potential for profound intimacy, connection and trust building. We will learn the important foundations of safety and rope-craft before learning some basic yet effective techniques for empowering your inner rope-top. The lesson structure is…

  • 11th Aug, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Queer Social: Sew a Fluffy Reversible Octopus Plushie with Robert

Learn hand sewing basics while creating a reversible fluffy octopus plush! Together we'll learn how to work with felt, and make a reversible plushie with two faces. Will yours be happy/sad? curious/meditative or angry/surprised?  Come and join us for a queer good time! This event will be half social fun times with a bunch of like…

  • 25th Aug, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Queer Social: Customising Shoes with delsi

Turn your basic white shoes into a piece of art! Come and spend an evening with delsi learning how to customise your own shoes. We will use high quality Angelus shoe paint to create the shoes of your dreams. There will be heaps of colours to play with - including ones with pretty pink sparkles in them.…

  • 8th Sep, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

That workshop was life changing.
Queer Social Attendee (September 2021)

OMG I have missed Unicorns and the community around it. Seeing everyone at Queer Social made me feel like I could get through this pandemic.
Queer Social Attendee (October 2021)

The second the workshop ended, I recommended it to 3 other queer friends. Lockdown has been hell on mental healthy. Counselling and psychiatry offices are booked, their waitlists are closed. This isn't the cure, but let me tell you - I'm having the first good day in months and I owe it all to last nights workshop. Thank you.
Queer Social Attendee (October 2021)

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.
Queer Social Attendee (August 2021)

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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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL: Cute Closed Terrariums with delsi

Moss terrariums are super fun to make and easy to care for.   If you kill even the most un-killable of cacti but still yearn for some greenery at your office or home, then working with moss might be your best bet. A Moss Terrarium is hassle-free and if you do it right you never…

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QUEER SOCIAL: Sugar Unicorn cupcakes with Maria

Do you fancy taking your cake decorating to the next level? Join Maria to learn how to use fondant (or sugar paste) to create decorations for your baked goods. We will learn a little about fondant and how to create a cute unicorn cake topper piece by piece! What will we cover? Fondant – what…

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QUEER SOCIAL: Car Troubles – Common Problems and Easy Fixes with Richo

Ever wondered how to jump start a car or change a tyre?   Fuse blown but don't know where to look?   Got somewhere to go but need a tow?   Learn the skills you need to get moving again! What will we cover? In this class we cover: - How to check and change…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Money Management: What We Wished We Learnt At School with Scott

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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QUEER SOCIAL – Queer Auslan with Hadley

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…

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QUEER SOCIAL: The Joy of Sleep with Thomas

Do you suffer from lack of sleep?   Does your mind race at night, leaving you exhausted during the day?   Have sleeping problems affected your work, social life or relationships?   Come and learn some techniques to get better sleep from recovering insomniac and Doctor of Philosophy, Tom.  This event will be half social…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pride Earrings with delsi

Please note:  You will need to be double vaccinated to attend this class. You will need to check in via the Victorian Service app which can be linked to your vaccination certificate.  Find out more here. Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do…

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QUEER SOCIAL: Tension – The Art of Shibari with Harley

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the artform’s potential for profound intimacy, connection and trust building. We will learn the important foundations of safety and rope-craft before learning some basic yet effective techniques for empowering your inner rope-top. The lesson structure is designed…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL: Intro to Acrylic Pour Painting with Emilie

Who hasn't seen a video of paint pouring?   It's soothing, it's colourful and it's definitely fun!   Join us and learn how to make your own pour art which is a little more involved than you may have thought but the results are pretty spectacular. Then, we'll get started designing our own and we'll all go…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Sparkly Bath Bombs with delsi

Feeling a little run down? Like some more self care in your life?   Would you like to relax into a sparkly pink bath filled with a glitter bath bomb you made yourself? Well come and learn how to make your own eco-glitter bath bombs in this fun, hands on workshop with delsi! Unicorns party mum,…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pride Earrings with delsi

Please note:  You will need to be double vaccinated to attend this class. You will need to check in via the Victorian Service app which can be linked to your vaccination certificate.  Find out more here. Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pride Earrings with delsi

Please note:  You will need to be double vaccinated to attend this class. You will need to check in via the Victorian Service app which can be linked to your vaccination certificate.  Find out more here. Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do…

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.