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ACON to launch second reconciliation plan this week

ACON to launch second reconciliation plan this week

NSW’s sexuality and gender diverse health organisation ACON says its ready to take the next step in the reconciliation journey with the release of its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). To be launched on 2 June 2020 at the close of National Reconciliation Week, ACON says its Innovate RAP 2020-22 strengthens the organisation’s commitment to […]

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LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

A new study from the University of Tasmania focusing on the health and social needs of LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world has shone a light on the need for increased funding and accessibility of services. The Australian first conducted by UTas researchers surveyed LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians and revealed concerns surrounding mental health, loneliness, health care […]

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The Equality Project seek proposals for Better Together 2021 conference

The Equality Project seek proposals for Better Together 2021 conference

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation The Equality Project is calling for proposals for potential sessions at their upcoming Better Together conference in 2021. The group’s fourth national conference is seeking a broad range of LGBTIQ+ and intersectional voices covering topics ranging from culture and identity to health, ageing to allies, and provide a platform to continue […]

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Intl AIDS Candlelight Memorial: We remember, we live beyond HIV

Intl AIDS Candlelight Memorial: We remember, we live beyond HIV

Why are we still lighting candles for people who died of AIDS? Globally UNAIDS reported in July 2019 that approximately 1.7 million acquired HIV and approximately 800,000 people died of AIDS in 2018. Our response to COVID-19 makes sense because we know what happens when we choose not to care and ignore public health threats, […]

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Tag A Drag Bingo is streaming live into your living room

Tag A Drag Bingo is streaming live into your living room

Connections Nightclub’s weekly drag bingo event is back, digitally! Perth’s regular queer events are moving online and adapting to isolation life, and Tag A Drag Bingo is back with your favourite queens on the balls. Tonight’s digital debut will feature dazzling duo Donna Kebab and Veronica Jean Jones on hosting duties, while players can get […]

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Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Western Australia has relaxed the restrictions on people meeting due to COVID-19, allowing up to ten people to gather together while maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres from each person, but health organisations say it’s not time to restart your casual sex life. ACON, NSW’s leading sexuality and gender diverse and HIV health organisation […]

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Lesbian Visibility Day: It’s time for respect

Lesbian Visibility Day: It’s time for respect

Since 2008, Lesbian Visibility Day has fallen on April 26 to celebrate the L in LGBTIQ+ and have lesbian voices be heard in our ever expanding community. To mark Lesbian Visibility Day, rural Queensland resident Jane Zerbst shares her experience with OUTinPerth as a lesbian who refuses to be invisible in a place that tells […]

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The YEP Project announce free sexual health webinar series for youth workers

The YEP Project announce free sexual health webinar series for youth workers

The Youth Affairs Council of WA’s sexual health program The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project, has announced a series of free webinars for youth workers in a COVID-19 world. The peer education initiative aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues, working with the WA youth sector and […]

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Drag queen falls asleep on Facebook Live for three hours; Twitter responds

Drag queen falls asleep on Facebook Live for three hours; Twitter responds

Artists and performers are all adjusting to a new world of isolation, with many innovators moving to the online space to keep in touch and entertain their fans. Florida drag performer Anahi Santos set out to perform and connect with her fans this week, and ended up creating some most unexpected content. After performing a […]

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ACON launch online COVID-19 information portal for LGBTIQ+ folks

ACON launch online COVID-19 information portal for LGBTIQ+ folks

NSW’s peak LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have launched a new online portal for COVID-19 information relevant to LGBTIQ+ communities. The digital hub provides resources and links for relevant and up-to-date information regarding the pandemic for LGBTIQ+ folks and people living with HIV, with categories covering sex, PrEP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mental health, […]

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