Queer Social 2022

Hello and Welcome Beautiful Humans!

Queer social is back! Fun, social workshops for our queer community, sponsored by City of Melbourne.

This year we hope to have them mostly in person so you can socialise, meet other queer peeps and go home with a new skill or knowledge. 

If you want to know what we got up to last year, check out this page or the short video.

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 a new 2022  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 cute terrariums, to money management hot tips and how to make a unicorn cupcake!

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 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 MANAGES QUEER SOCIAL?

Maria (She/Her),  general manager of Laneway Learning, will be running behind the scenes, preparing the scheduling and answering any questions you might have.

Raize (They/He) is our new Queer Social host and will be in charge of the social aspect as well as welcoming you into the space. Raize’s interests are reading fantasy/science fiction, crafting & arts, food & cocktails. Their favourite colour is purple.

Queer Socials Coming Up

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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…

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…

  • 9th Jun, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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…

  • 23rd Jun, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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:

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.

Past Classes

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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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SOLD OUT – 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…

Past

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…

Past

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…

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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…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Queer Sex Ed: All About Sex Toys with Finula (Online)

Are you interested in incorporating some sex toys into your life but don't know where to start? Or maybe you've got a wonderful collection of dildos but you want to know if there is something else on the market you might fancy? Maybe you're just really keen to hang out in a room filled with other…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Happiness Hacks with delsi (Online)

Life feeling a little challenging right now? Want to find out what the researchers know about happiness? Research shows us that are a bunch of things we can implement within our lives that can boost our happy feels. And if we implement these things regularly it can become a little easier to tackle all that lives…