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Queensland AIDS Council changes its name to reflect its range of services

Queensland AIDS Council changes its name to reflect its range of services

The Queensland AIDS Council has announced it’s changing name to become the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). The organisation conducted community consultation amongst our communities across the state in advance of the change. The consultation sought community feedback on both the name change and on the formulation of the organisation’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The […]

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Researchers look into employment experiences of transgender people

Researchers look into employment experiences of transgender people

Do you identify as trans or gender diverse? Researchers at Curtin University are conducting a nationwide survey investigating the employment experiences of gender diverse people and how this affects their health and wellbeing. The research is being led by Matthew Roberts, who is currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin. Matthew is a practicing psychologist who […]

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Catch a special screening of the film ‘Mr Velvet Ears’

Catch a special screening of the film ‘Mr Velvet Ears’

The challenges of early onset dementia and how it has affected the lives of one same-sex couple are explored in a captivating film. Mr Velvet Ears follows the experience of Anne and Edie who have been together for 35 years. Edie lives with younger onset dementia and when Anne realises she can no longer give […]

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US government files lawsuit suing Gilead over PrEP drugs

US government files lawsuit suing Gilead over PrEP drugs

The Trump Administration has filed a lawsuit suing drug manufacturer Gilead over the creation of its groundbreaking HIV preventative treatments Truvada and Descovy. The US government say the company has earned billions from research funded by taxpayers without paying taxpayers back. It claims the creation of the medication came from patented research owned by the Department of […]

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Hepatitis NSW say plans for mandatory testing are futile

Hepatitis NSW say plans for mandatory testing are futile

Hepatitis NSW has joined the chorus of health organisations calling out the New South Wales government’s plans to introduce mandatory blood testing. The Berejiklian has announced it will support a proposal from the Labor opposition to introduce mandatory blood tests for people whose bodily fluids come into contact with emergency services workers. The move would […]

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Scientists discover new strain of HIV for the first time in two decades

Scientists discover new strain of HIV for the first time in two decades

For the first time in nineteen years scientists have officially discovered a new strain of HIV. Most viruses have different subtypes or strains but HIV is different because of its ability it mutate and change over time. Cataloging the different strains is important because it allows tests for the virus to be effective. The newly […]

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Researchers at Curtin have developed the ultimate productivity mixtape

Researchers at Curtin have developed the ultimate productivity mixtape

Curtin University in Western Australia, in partnership with Red Bull, has revealed the results of a research project examining whether and how music impacts focus and productivity. In conjunction with the findings, Perth beatmaker, and all-round creative Ta-ku, has curated the ultimate playlist that enhances learning productivity for university students. The research project held in […]

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Pride Sports Festival cancelled just weeks out from the event

Pride Sports Festival cancelled just weeks out from the event

  Perth’s hugely popular Pride Sports Festival has been cancelled just a fortnight out from the event. The 2018 event saw 181 athletes taking part in the event and over 500 spectators attending the six different sports that were presented. This year the festival attracted funding from Healthway and sponsorship from investment bank Macquarie. Organisers […]

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The Channel offers grants for disability focussed projects

The Channel offers grants for disability focussed projects

Giving group The Channel are looking for projects that focus on LGBTIQ+ living with a disability for their next round of funding. Their seeking applications from individuals and organisations who are working to support and empower LGBTIQ+ people living with a disability. The group say they are interested in projects that foster a strong sense […]

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Book now to go to the 2019 Youth Sector Summit – Technosexual

Book now to go to the 2019 Youth Sector Summit – Technosexual

The 2019 Youth Educating Peers event Technosexual World is coming up on 12th November and tickets are on sale now. The YEP Project is a peer based sexual health and blood borne virus (SHBBV) project based in WA. YEP aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexuality and SHBBV issues. They do this […]

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