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Black Rainbow: Mental health and the Indigenous queer community

‘Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance’ – Verna Myers Dameyon Bonson, recipient of the Dr. Yunupingu Human Rights Award 2016, is working to strengthen Indigenous communities and improve the access to mental health services by Indigenous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender and Intersex people and decrease homophobia and […]

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Are penises getting bigger, or are we just being hopeful?

Are penises getting bigger, or are we just being hopeful?

A recent study conducted in the United Kingdom found that men’s penises were possibly getting larger. The study which surveyed over 3,000 men and found that the average length of an erect penis among men aged between 18 – 34 was 6.1 inches. The study contradicts an earlier 2016 study, which involved over 15,000 British […]

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Income and education linked to suicide risks for gay and bisexual men

Canadian researchers have found that gay and bisexual men making less than $30,000 a year and without a university degree have more than five times the odds of attempting suicide compared with their more advantaged peers. “Less-educated men might feel a greater sense of hopelessness because they see few options to improve their lot, compared […]

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No more excuses, get ready for ‘Walk to Work’ day

No more excuses, get ready for ‘Walk to Work’ day

Diabetes Australia’s ‘Walk to Work Day’ is just four weeks away and organisers are saying “no more excuses!”. With one Australian diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every eight minutes there has never been a better time to get walking and start on the path to a healthier workplace and a healthier you. Now in its […]

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R U OK? How to start the conversation

R U OK? How to start the conversation

Today is R U OK? Day, a day dedicated to reminding people of the power of conversation spark change: in someone’s day, in their perception of themselves, in how they are feeling or how they see a situation they are in. R U OK? Day prompts us to ask our family, friends, colleagues, loved ones and even […]

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Perth Steam Works celebrates 21 years

Perth Steam Works celebrates 21 years

It was early in 1995 when a then brewery worker first thought of opening Perth’s second sauna. While filled with optimism, there remained many questions for the aspiring businessman to turn the idea into a reality. Was there enough people in Perth to sustain a second sauna? Where would it be located? Would the relevant […]

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Don’t let the marriage debate get you down

Don’t let the marriage debate get you down

The WA AIDS Council have been given additional funding to support LGBTI people who feel their mental health is being affected by the debate surrounding the marriage survey. With funding to deliver additional services from September through to November 2017, support is available in the form of telephone counselling on 1800 671 130 and face-to-face […]

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Check out the program for the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

Check out the program for the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

The third National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is being held in Melbourne at the beginning of October. This year’s conference explores the ways in which aged and disability services can acknowledge the rich and challenging histories and changing lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and deliver truly LGBTI […]

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When We Are Old And Gay: A love letter to the ageing LGBTI+ community

When We Are Old And Gay: A love letter to the ageing LGBTI+ community

Do you remember when you first came out? Do you remember how it felt to be finally honest with yourself about who you truly were? That sense of fear but also relief that you no longer had to hide in the closet. Now, could you imagine putting yourself back in the closet? That horrifying choice […]

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Why would anyone go on PrEP? A sex positive approach

Why would anyone go on PrEP? A sex positive approach

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), is a pill taken every day by guys who are HIV negative in order to prevent them from acquiring HIV. The only medication currently used as ‘PrEP’ is Truvada (along with generic versions such as Ricover EM, Adco-Emtivir, and Tenvir EM). Truvada as PrEP is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for […]

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