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Say It Out Loud: National domestic & family violence resource launched

Say It Out Loud: National domestic & family violence resource launched

LGBTQ+ people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence (SDFV) from across Australia will now have access to relevant, culturally appropriate and state-specific information and resources with the national rollout of the digital support hub, Say It Out Loud. Produced by ACON, Australia’s largest sexuality and gender diverse health organisation, Say It Out Loud is […]

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ACON launch project to support LGBTQ+ people with disability

ACON launch project to support LGBTQ+ people with disability

New South Wales health promotion organisation ACON have announced a new project this December 3rd; International Day of People with Disability. ACON’s LGBTQ People with Disability Project is described as a dedicated unit to provide support, advocacy, skills-bulding and visibility to sexuality and gender diverse people with disabilities across Australia. The project is accompanied by […]

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World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

Tuesday 1st December is World AIDS Day, an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS in 2020, and remember those we’ve lost due to AIDS-related complications. The date has been marked in 1988, and this year the theme is “Now More Than Ever”, tying in with the COVID-19 pandemic the world is facing together. This year, […]

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ACON condemns NSW government’s mandatory HIV testing

ACON condemns NSW government’s mandatory HIV testing

ACON has condemned the introduction of legislation by the NSW Government that will enforce mandatory testing of individuals whose bodily fluids come into contact with frontline workers. On 11 November, the NSW Government introduced the Mandatory Disease Testing Bill (2020) into NSW Parliament. ACON, along with many other expert and qualified stakeholders strongly oppose mandatory […]

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Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

For the first time anywhere in the world, Australia’s peak sporting bodies have come together to stand up for trans and gender diverse communities, with a commitment to inclusion in sports. The announcement was made this morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground, led by ACON’s Pride In Sport program, where eight leading organisations revealed new […]

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Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

A petition to prevent the passing of the One Nation-led Education Legislation Amendment Bill in New South Wales is circulating the internet, gathering national support. The petition has garnered almost 60,000 signatures over the last two weeks, demanding the Bill not pass New South Wales state parliament. “It is wrong, unfair and it is discrimination,” […]

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ACON to host online Yarning Circle for First Nations LGBTIQ+ people

ACON to host online Yarning Circle for First Nations LGBTIQ+ people

NSW LGBTIQ+ health and support organisation ACON are hosting a series of online sessions aiming to connect LGBTIQ+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ACON is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify as LGBTIQ+ to join the conversation, and take part in a series of sessions that provide tools for taking care […]

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ACON to launch second reconciliation plan this week

ACON to launch second reconciliation plan this week

NSW’s sexuality and gender diverse health organisation ACON says its ready to take the next step in the reconciliation journey with the release of its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). To be launched on 2 June 2020 at the close of National Reconciliation Week, ACON says its Innovate RAP 2020-22 strengthens the organisation’s commitment to […]

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Report highlights impact of marriage debate on CALD LGBTIQ+ communities

Report highlights impact of marriage debate on CALD LGBTIQ+ communities

A new report has found that LGBTIQ+ folks with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds were faced with significant impacts during Australia’s marriage equality debate, particularly in reconciling faith, culture, sexuality and gender. Home is Where Our Story Begins: Family, community and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse CALD people, a collaborative effort between ACON, […]

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Nicholas Parkhill from ACON responds to arrest in Scott Johnson case

Nicholas Parkhill from ACON responds to arrest in Scott Johnson case

Nicholas Parkhill, the CEO of ACON, has responded to the news that an arrest has been made in relation to the death Scott Johnson after three decades. While congratulating police on their work on the case, Parkhill highlights that many attacks on gay men occurred over the decades and many still remain unsolved. “While ACON […]

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