Take to the streets
With its origins in the spontaneous demonstrations of Stonewall and speaking to the struggles of LGBTQIA+ peoples everywhere, Midsumma Pride March is a spectacular act of solidarity in a world where many go without rights, dignity and visibility.
THE Shed will once again be marching along side other Trans and Gender Diverse groups to show our pride and experience that feeling of unity and acceptance. It is an incredibly fun day to be part of. Join us in the Marshalling area, Strutting down Fitzroy St or cheer us on from the sidewalk and join in a picnic at Catani Gardens after. All friends, allies and family and fur babies welcome.
Key Times for Midsumma Pride March: Sun 29 Jan
12.30 - 1.30pm Meet up in the assembly area.
2pm March begins
4pm March ends (approx)
2.30pm - 7pm Post Pride March Celebrations at Catani Gardens
Assembly will occur on the Ian Johnson Oval located on the corner of Lakeside Drive and Fitzroy Street (see map below).
Take to the streets
CARNIVAL is the opening event to the Midsumma Festival.
Come and join The Shed at TransCentralStation!! (Our stall)
THE Shed will have a stall on site at Carnival along with other Trans and Gender diverse groups in Melbourne. It's a great way to let people know what we do. Drop in and enjoy each others company and check out all the other stalls and free entertainment on the day.
You are invited to the annual Rainbow Flag Raising to recognise the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
IDAHOBIT symbolises Council’s support for, and commitment to, reducing the barriers faced by GLBTIQ people in the City of Maribyrnong
IDAHOBIT Day Flag Raising Date: Monday 16 May 2016
Time: 3-4pm Venue: Maribyrnong City Council Cnr Hyde & Napier Sts, Footscray
Meet at the flag poles in front of the Town Hall then join us for a delicious afternoon tea in the Reception Room.
For more information contact: Council’s Diversity Team 9688 0335 Catering by Yooralla supporting people with disability.
Please join us at cohealth
100 Drummond St, Carlton from 1-4 pm
on Saturday 21st May 2016
WorkingOUT will host a panel discussion on employment support
options for people that identify as trans and gender diverse.
WorkingOUT has been delivering specialist LGBTIQ employment
solutions for 4 years and is funded by the Commonwealth
Government. Panel members will include members of the
WorkingOUT team and two guest speakers sharing their
experiences of accessing employment support services from
We have also invited two volunteer-based service providers to
discuss their services, which assist people into the workforce with
CV and job interview preparation and provision of suitable clothing
as required for interview and ongoing work purposes.
Melbourne's iconic annual Pride March recognises and celebrates Victoria's gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and transgender community, while remembering the road we have already travelled on this journey to equality. Pride March celebrates its 21st Anniversary on Sunday 31st January 2016, with the theme of "Marriage Equality". Come and join over 100 groups and individuals as FTM Shed march down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda for the 3rd time! Wear your membership pin with Pride.
The Pride March starts in the park on the corner of Lakeside Drive & Fitzroy Street (assembling at 12noon to start marching at 2pm) and goes along Fitzroy Street, terminating in the Catani Gardens on the St Kilda foreshore.
It's time for a chat about stealth, come along whether you're full time stealth, part time or not at all. Regardless of where you are coming from it is important to embrace and support our community.
Read this as a starting point for the conversation...
Members who are stealth are encouraged to come to this meeting and incase you aren't aware we are big on the privacy of members to ensure a safe space for all.
Men's room etiquette? Fashion & grooming? Dicks?
For September's meeting we will be hosting a diverse panel of a few considerate cis guys. Come along to ask them ANYTHING you have been burning to know the answer to, whether it's straightforward or awkward. This can be a good opportunity to ask in depth questions if you choose to be stealth in male spaces.
Free clothes and books store will be open on the day and well as the binder swap and all our other stock. Come and enjoy some company and afternoon tea.
Are you not so happy with the sound of your own voice? Would you like some tips to work on pitch lowering? For the August meeting we are very lucky to have speech pathologist James Rolton offer his time to give us a few tips for developing the voices we are after. It's a very special session! Make it if you can. Contact us for the location.
For our July meeting we will be discussing sexual orientation. There are so many different sorts of orientation out there!
Does our gender identity affect our sexualities? Does it affect the way we are perceived when expressing our sexualities? Sooo many questions to be discussed....
Here is one guys opinion on the topic:
Come along to discuss your thoughts. Contact us for the location.
Join us for some friendly pool and hang outs Sunday 12th July. We will have a private space with 2 tables, kitchen n hang out space for 2 hours. Plan to be ontime to make the most of this event :)
We are asking for $5 to help pay for the hire of the room/tables. Those who can't afford it are welcome and encouraged to come along anyway.
Happy Birthday FTM Shed! Come and join us in an afternoon of fun to celebrate 2 years on the go! Terrible Twos? No way. We will be having a ball with friends, family, kids and all welcome. Games, prizes, music and lollies. Gold coin donation welcomed. Contact us for address.
Everything you need to know about navigating the complicated world of packers and STP's. We will have products available for viewing and maybe even a live demonstration...
There will be plenty of opportunity for people to share their experiences and ask questions.
As usual there will be the clothes and binder swap, the library and an awesome afternoon tea.
So bring your questions, your experience, your packer or just your curiosity.
The April FTM Shed meeting will be about Chest Surgery. We have members ready to tell their stories and answer your questions as well as Lindon update us on the secure before and after photo library soon to be incorporated into our website! Come and ask your questions or share your experience and meet up with good friends. Binder swap, clothes, books, raffle and legendary avo tea all available on the day.
Come and meet a few of the guys in a relaxed atmosphere.
Yet another quality burger joint in Melbourne, Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew marks its difference by serving up 100 per cent Wagyu beef patties (from Mayura Station in South Australia) and Australian (and NZ) independent craft beer.
The eatery has a nostalgic, industrial vibe: the re-purposed workbench from Geelong West Tech School and retro aqua-coloured bar stools from the Green Gully Soccer Club in Keilor Downs, as well as exposed brick and recycled-wood surfaces build a surprisingly comfortable environment.
Classic Australian dishes such as a mini 'chik-o-roll', the pie floater, seafood mornay, croquettes or corned beef with potatoes are on offer. But as you’d expect, the burger is the hero. The Plain is anything but, with a juicy Wagyu pattie, lettuce, pickles, mayo and house-made tomato sauce on a house-made bun. Things get fancier with the Royal Blue (enter blue cheese and bacon) and a handful of other winning combinations.There's a range of simple-to-fancy fillings, vegetarian patties, chicken burgers and the like. And the onion rings are fantastic.
The menue now offers Vegan food, YEAH!
Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew
It's another T party. For our March meeting we will cover the basics of T, the T levels in our bodies and how to enhance your T production in the kitchen. A not to be missed event! Something for everyone whether you are on T or not!
Contact us for venue details.
ChiilOut is a long weekend of Rainbow Frivolity on the first weekend in March. On Sunday there is a Street Parade with the theme of Country Cowboys!! Y'all are invite up to swagger down the street with FTM Shed. And come onto the stalls near the lake after.
To launch the 2015 monthly meetings we will look back on the Festive Session. From Christmas to NY, Carnival and Pride there is a lot to be grateful for. Let's come together and share our experience to unpack what life is like being trans at this time of year.
Bring along any questions you might have and hear how others have navigated similar experiences. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
Learn how to become a suicide alert helper in this three and a half hour workshop and how to:
- notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
- apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, & Keepsafe)
- connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources
safeTALK is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.
Places are limited, so register here to avoid missing out: http://tinyurl.com/GGworkshop1
Date: 1pm, 21 February 2015
Where: Drumomnd Street Services, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Voc, 3053
Melbourne's iconic annual Pride March recognises and celebrates Victoria's gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and transgender community, while remembering the road we have already travelled on this journey to equality. Pride March celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Sunday 1 February 2015, with the theme of "Celebrating 20 years". Come and join over 100 groups and individuals as FTM Shed march down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda for the 2nd time! Wear your membership pin with Pride.
The Pride March starts in the park on the corner of Lakeside Drive & Fitzroy Street (assembling at 12noon to start marching at 2pm) and goes along Fitzroy Street, terminating in the Catani Gardens on the St Kilda foreshore, where we will have a picnic. Local traders will be selling delicious, delectable and devilishly good picnic baskets.
It's that time of year again fellas. Along with summer comes Midsumma! And we welcome in the Midsumma Festival with CARNIVAL.
Get yourselves down to Alexandra Gardens, bring a blanket and an esky and party attitude. We will have a picnic area set up where everyone is welcome.
For the second year running FTM Shed will join Seahorse on a stall on site at Carnival.
It will be called TransCentralStation this year. Come see us and say hi!