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Nominations for Out For Australia’s 30 Under 30 closing soon

Nominations for Out For Australia’s 30 Under 30 closing soon

LGBTQIA+ mentoring and support organisation Out For Australia are once again on the lookout for 30 rising stars from across the country. The 30 Under 30 honours celebrate outstanding individuals under the age of 30, working to improve the world for LGBTQIA+ communities. Winner are chosen based on tangible contributions to LGBTQIA+ communities, success in […]

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Monkeypox vaccine available for people at high risk

Monkeypox vaccine available for people at high risk

Sexual health provider M Clinic have announced the requirements for someone to be eligible for the vaccine in Western Australia. On Friday the clinic announced that initially the vaccine would only be offered to those at high risk of contracting the virus, stipulating that to be eligible people must meet one of two criteria. Firstly […]

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Third monkeypox case detected in Western Australia

The West Australian has reported a third case of Monkeypox has been diagnosed in Western Australia. The state’s first case of the virus was announced on 4th August, and a second case was announced a week later on 11th August. All three cases are people have recently returned from overseas and they are not connected. The […]

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31,000+ and growing: monkeypox numbers around the globe

31,000+ and growing: monkeypox numbers around the globe

There are now 31,665 cases of monkeypox around the globe according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is endemic in Central or West Africa, but since May this year there has been a global increase in cases reported from non-endemic countries. While Australia currently has […]

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New alliance to tackle the lack of medication for children living with HIV

New alliance to tackle the lack of medication for children living with HIV

A new alliance aims to make life saving HIV medication available to children who are living with the virus. Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where three quarters (76%) are receiving antiretrovirals, according to the data that has just been released in the UNAIDS Global […]

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New mental health project seeks queer voice actor – could it be you?

New mental health project seeks queer voice actor – could it be you?

Are you an LGBTQIA+ person aged 16+ living in the Perth metropolitan area and have experience in acting or as a voice actor? Queer Company is looking for you. Queer Company, is a project of the Mental Health Commission. It includes the development of five x five-minute animated training videos designed to build capacity for […]

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Jack Barlow shares his experience of contracting Monkeypox

Jack Barlow shares his experience of contracting Monkeypox

The Australian government is working to distribute the vaccine for the monkeypox virus to high risk populations around the country, but for Sydney based Jack Barlow the government response has been too slow. Barlow was diagnosed with the virus after returning from a recent trip to the USA. He spoke to ABC News, SBS and […]

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National Stroke Week reminds us of the need to act F.A.S.T.

National Stroke Week reminds us of the need to act F.A.S.T.

Major landmarks across Australia will be lit up in green and blue to mark National Stroke Week, which begins tomorrow. The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, the Story Bridge in Brisbane, Adelaide’s Convention Centre and the Bell Tower in Perth are among a number of key destinations to proudly don the Stroke Foundation colours during this […]

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Western Australia records first case of Monkeypox virus

Western Australia records first case of Monkeypox virus

Health officials have announced that Western Australia has reported its first case of Monkeypox. A recently returned overseas traveler has tested positive for the virus and is now isolating. The WA Health Department has now started contact tracing, but say the risk to other people is considered to be low. The Communicable Disease Control Directorate’s […]

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New suicide prevention guidelines to protect LGBTQA+ young people

New suicide prevention guidelines to protect LGBTQA+ young people

Researchers led by Telethon Kids Institute have developed Australia’s first comprehensive guidelines for clinical and community services supporting LGBTQA+ youth who may be at risk of suicide. This article contains discussion about suicide prevention strategies. The guidelines are aimed at health professionals, community service providers and any organisations that are in regular contact with young […]

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