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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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Rise: The Bondi Memorial honours victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes

Rise: The Bondi Memorial honours victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of hate crimes, violence Victims and survivors of LGBTQ+ hate and violence will be remembered on Saturday 4 June at the community launch and dedication of Rise: The Bondi Memorial. Hundreds are expected to gather at Marks Park in Tamarama for the public commemoration of the memorial which commemorates lives […]

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Top Australian employers for LGBTIQA+ inclusion named

Top Australian employers for LGBTIQA+ inclusion named

The NRMA, KPMG, Capgemini and the Boston Consulting Group are among some of this year’s top employers announced at this year’s Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards held in Sydney on Friday night. For the second year in a row, information technology services and consulting company Capgemini Australia was named ‘Employer of the Year’, while global consulting […]

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NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

The NSW Government has announced that it will establish a Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes, with the Honourable Justice John Sackar as Commissioner to lead the Inquiry. The decision to establish a judicial inquiry was first announced in November last year, following the publication of a damning parliamentary report released mid-2021. Premier Domonic […]

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Landmark report traces history of trans communities in NSW

Landmark report traces history of trans communities in NSW

A landmark report analysing the history of trans and gender diverse communities in New South Wales has been released today, marking Trans Day of Visibility. The report was produced for NSW’s peak LGBTQ+ health organisation ACON and the Gender Centre by Professor Noah Riseman of the Australian Catholic University, tracing the history of trans and […]

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Advocates commend government rejection of Latham’s education bill

Advocates commend government rejection of Latham’s education bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates are celebrating the end of a bill put forward by NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham targeting trans and gender diverse young people, as the state government release a report outlining their opposition to the legislation. The report from NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell lists four reasons the Perrottet Government will not support the […]

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NSW to fund ACON Health Centre under LGBTI Health Strategy

NSW to fund ACON Health Centre under LGBTI Health Strategy

LGBTQ+ health and support service ACON and independent MP Alex Greenwich have welcomed $4.2million in funding for a new LGBTQ+ focused health centre. The ACON Health Centre will deliver care specifically for LGBTQ+ people across a wide range of health issues across NSW. The centre is designed to be an inclusive, person-centred, integrated and community-driven […]

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New peer service launches for people who practice sexualised drug use

New peer service launches for people who practice sexualised drug use

NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON, has launched a new information and support service for people engaged in sexualised drug use, often termed ‘chemsex’ or ‘party and play’. Devised and led by peers with lived experiences of sexualised drug use, M3THOD is a free and confidential service for gay and bisexual men (cis and trans), […]

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ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, ACON is calling all community members to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ women, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Observed annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women and calls for […]

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