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Initiative encourages more LGBTIQA+ women on to community boards

Initiative encourages more LGBTIQA+ women on to community boards

An initiative from Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards is providing support for women from the LGBTIQA+ communities to upskill so they can put themselves forward to assist community organisations. The Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP) is one of three components of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community […]

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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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WAAC CEO Lisa Dobrin sets sights on sleepout to highlight homelessness

Lisa Dobrin, the CEO of WAAC (formerly the WA AIDS Council), will join other leaders in business, community and government on 23 June 2022 when she spends the night sleeping outside without shelter to raise funds for homelessness in WA. Dobrin will participate in Vinnies CEO Sleepout next month to raise awareness for the more […]

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The search is on for outstanding LGBTIQA+ people in NSW

The search is on for outstanding LGBTIQA+ people in NSW

Nominations for Honour Awards 2022 are now open and organisers are inviting people to shine a light on individuals and organisations whose efforts have made a difference to the lives of LGBTQ people in NSW. First held in 2007, the Honour Awards celebrates outstanding service to, and achievements within, LGBTQ communities in NSW. Organised by […]

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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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Pan Pacific Perth launches pop-up restaurant Pícaresque

Pan Pacific Perth launches pop-up restaurant Pícaresque

The Pan Pacific Hotel has a new experience to check out, it promises to be Perth’s newest entertainment venue and host to a lineup of show-stopping performances, carefully crafted cocktails and pop-up dining concepts. Located in the lobby of leading luxury hotel Pan Pacific Perth, Pícaresque is taking place at The Stage, and is the […]

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Curate have a lot to offer at this year’s YORKids festival

Curate have a lot to offer at this year’s YORKids festival

Founder of Curate, Patricia Alessi, loves York. It started with a spur-of-the-moment day trip six years ago, and her love the idyllic town an hour from Perth has never waned. Originally from the US, Alessi came to WA in 2011 and was slowly making the local tourism rounds as the years went by. But, unlike […]

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New festival with terrific truffles and fine wine in magic Manjimup

New festival with terrific truffles and fine wine in magic Manjimup

If you’re a lover of truffles, there is still a chance to enjoy the famed fungi in Manjimup this year. From June 24 to 26, the new Manjimup Truffle and Wine Festival will showcase the best local producers and makers with truffle tours, gourmet degustation dinners, dog hunts, farm visits, wine tastings, entertainment and wine […]

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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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