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WA AIDS Council seeks volunteers to help with programs

WA AIDS Council seeks volunteers to help with programs

The WA AIDS Council is looking for people to join their team of volunteers to help deliver essential services that support people living with HIV, encourage the ‘safe sex’ message and improve awareness about living with HIV. Volunteers work on some of the major events the WA AIDS Council is involved in including Naidoc week, […]

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Self care resources released to assist with ‘religious freedom’ debate

Self care resources released to assist with ‘religious freedom’ debate

In advance of the upcoming debate in federal parliament on religious discrimination, community groups supporting lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, and queer people have released a self care resource. The resource provides advice on how to limit the negative impact of the anticipated public debate on LGBTQIA+ people, especially those of faith. “Switchboard Victoria experienced […]

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New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low

New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low

The number of new diagnosis of HIV in Australia has hit an 18 year low, the success largely attributed to uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment. There’s still lots of work to be done though to reach the goal of no new transmissions by 2020, and rates amongst indigenous Australians and hetrosexual people are not […]

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Victoria’s Pride Centre cornerstone laid on Stonewall anniversary

The Victorian Pride Centre has cemented LGBTIQ pride in Australia, laying the cornerstone of South-East Asia’s first Pride Centre. The Victorian Minister for Equality, Martin Foley, Mayor of Port Phillip Dick Gross and the Pride Centre Board Chair, Jude Munro poured and marked the first cornerstone of the building in the presence of dignitaries, supporters […]

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Advocates welcome church’s stance against conversion therapy

Advocates welcome church’s stance against conversion therapy

The campaign to ban conversion therapy across Australia has welcomed a decision by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane to speak out against conversion therapy practices. The statement adopted by the Synod says they acknowledge that they believe that every person is made in the image of God and conversion therapy and sexual and gender orientation change […]

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“Straight-passing” relationships: Bisexuality, biphobia and being seen

“Straight-passing” relationships: Bisexuality, biphobia and being seen

Although it’s only Pride Month in some parts of the world, like Canada, the UK and USA, it feels like it’s everywhere except Perth right now. But that just means we have more opportunities to talk about Pride, especially online. There have been some popular, wholesome memes circulating that importantly wishes a “Happy Pride Month” […]

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A mental health survival guide for the religious freedom debate

A mental health survival guide for the religious freedom debate

Psychologist Colin Longworth shares some ideas on how to cope with the constant debate surrounding ‘religious freedom’ and whether it’s okay to tell gay people they’re going to hell. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York on 28th of June 1969 and coincidentally we have debates in Australia about whether […]

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The Story of Us: A study of bi+ people in ‘heterosexual’ relationships

The Story of Us: A study of bi+ people in ‘heterosexual’ relationships

Bi+ Australia are seeking people attracted to more than one gender who are in a relationship with someone of a different gender for a new study. The organisation have partnered with Thorne Harbour Health, beyondblue, Cores Australia and Curtin & La Trobe Universities to carry out The Story of Us project. The study aims to […]

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Australian man appears to have cleared HIV from his body

Australian man appears to have cleared HIV from his body

Researchers have reported that an Australian man who was HIV positive appears to have shed the virus without medical intervention. The extremely rare case, involves a patient who appears to have spontaneously cleared his own HIV infection without any medication, many years after he was first infected. However “Subject C135” appears to have a unique […]

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Surf lifesavers focus on being more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people

Surf lifesavers focus on being more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people

Surf Lifesaving Australia is reaching out to all its clubs around Australia and encouraging them to be more inclusive of the LGBTIQ+ community. The organisation, which is 111 years old this year, is working with Lifesavers with Pride – the group that have marched in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – to encourage […]

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