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Libraries offer creative space for LGBTQIA+ people

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

After a chat with the staff at her local library, Suicide Prevention Coordinator Nalini Heynen found out about a monthly event at Campbelltown library called Queer Crafternoon.

Queer Crafternoon, on the first Saturday of each month, is a free drop-in creative space for LGBTQIA+ people aged 16 and over, along with their friends and family, to craft, create and connect.

People are invited to bring their crochet, knitting, sewing or whatever craft they would like. They can bring a friend or make one there, and relax with some light refreshments as they continue a project or try something new.

Nalini joined participants and had a great time, while sharing information about suicide awareness and support services.

“There are very few events for the LBQTI+ community in our area,” she said. “This was their biggest turnout so far.”

Campbelltown and Glenquarie libraries now have resources for continuing support.

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