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Let Us Give campaign highlights inequality on World Blood Donor Day

Let Us Give campaign highlights inequality on World Blood Donor Day

A new campaign has been launched to increase the supply of safe blood in Australia by ending the current ban on blood donation by gay & bi+ men, trans women and non-binary people who have sex with men. Currently in Australia these groups are required to be sexually abstinent for three months before donating, even […]

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New campaign encourages LGBTQ+ smokers to start quit journey

New campaign encourages LGBTQ+ smokers to start quit journey

A new campaign developed by ACON is encouraging LGBTQ+ folks who smoke to take their first step, or continue on their journey to quitting. Partnering with the Cancer Institute NSW, the This Could Be The One campaign is specifically tailored for sexuality and gender diverse communities. The campaign acknowledges the challenges of quitting smoking through the […]

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Australian cases of the Monkeypox virus rise to six

Australian cases of the Monkeypox virus rise to six

Australia’s sixth case of the Monkeypox virus has been reported in New South Wales. There are now two cases in Victoria, and the four in New South Wales. One of the cases in New South Wales is a man who had recently traveled to Queensland. The latest Victorian case is a man in his 30s […]

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New South Wales records second case of Monkeypox

New South Wales records second case of Monkeypox

NSW Health has identified a new case of monkeypox (MVXP) in a NSW resident who recently returned from Queensland. A man in his 50s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney. He subsequently presented to his GP and then hospital with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox. Urgent testing is consistent with […]

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Project offers free disability inclusion training for LGBTQIA+ groups

Project offers free disability inclusion training for LGBTQIA+ groups

LGBTQIA+ support organisation Living Proud WA’s Queer & Accessible project are offering a free program of disability access and inclusion training for our communities. Queer & Accessible representatives say the intention of the program is to upskill our community to be more accessible and welcoming for people with disability. The program has been acquired from […]

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Queer young people in Australia face disproportionate challenges

Queer young people in Australia face disproportionate challenges

New research from the Monash University Centre for Youth Policy and Education Practice has found that queer young people in Australia face disproportionate challenges in contrast to their heterosexual peers in key areas such as education, health and employment. A comprehensive survey of more than five hundred young Australians aged 18-24, and in-depth interviews with […]

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Study highlights the cost of poor mental health in LGBTIQA+ Victorians

Study highlights the cost of poor mental health in LGBTIQA+ Victorians

The poor mental health outcomes of LGBTIQ+ Victorians comes at an economic and financial cost estimated to be as high as $3 billion claims research released today. Commissioned by Thorne Harbour Health, the report findings from Deloitte show the rate of lifetime mental health for LGBTIQ+ Victorians is 73%, significantly higher than the 46% among […]

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LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day: What’s happening in WA?

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day: What’s happening in WA?

Warning: This article contains mentions of domestic and intimate partner violence. May 28 marks LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day, an opportunity to highlight the needs of our communities when it comes to prevention and support. First marked in Australia in 2020, the day aims to shine a light on family, partner and intimate violence in LGBTQIA+ relationships, […]

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Sign up to the Freedom Centre’s wellbeing workshop

Sign up to the Freedom Centre’s wellbeing workshop

The Freedom Centre are hosting a LGBTIQA+ Wellbeing Workshop on the 18th and 19th June at ECU Joondalup. This is a weekend long workshop for LGBTIQA+ youth aged 15 – 26 years, where they spend the weekend making new friends, enjoying fun activities, eating free food, learning new and important information and how to access LGBTIQA+ friendly […]

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Comedian Nelly Thomas chats about ‘The Single Life of Us’

Comedian Nelly Thomas chats about ‘The Single Life of Us’

Comedian Nelly Thomas has teamed up with friend Kate Mulholland for a brand new podcast, it’s called The Single Life of Us and it’s about returning to the dating pool in your 40’s or older. Each episode the pair have a frank and often hilarious discussion. They’ll talk dating, new skills, solo parenting, tinder profiles and what to […]

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