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Join GRAI and friends for a Fabulous Xmas in July

Join GRAI and friends for a Fabulous Xmas in July

Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing Inc. (GRAI) and Vic Park Pride are inviting the local community to come together for a special post-isolation event. The two groups are calling for all ‘LGBTI elves and allies’ to come along for an evening of merriment on Saturday 25th July. “Clearly none of us have had a […]

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‘Reel In The Closet’ explores queer history through home video

‘Reel In The Closet’ explores queer history through home video

GRAI and friends are hosting a special online screening of Reel In The Closet, a 2015 documentary the explores LGBT+ history through home footage dating back to the 1930s. Celebrating World Pride, GRAI are teaming up with Dr Catherine Barrett and Alice’s Garage for the virtual, national event, and drawing attention to the power of queer […]

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GRAI launch COVID-19 support initiative for LGBTIQ+ elders

GRAI launch COVID-19 support initiative for LGBTIQ+ elders

GLBTI Rights In Ageing Inc (GRAI) have launched a new initiative to help support LGBTIQ+ elders in WA facing challenges surrounding COVID-19. The community group have established a Facebook page loaded with resources to assist LGBTIQ+ elders in the coming weeks. “The GRAI mission is to be responsive and inclusive whilst promoting and supporting quality […]

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Documentary ‘Becoming Colleen’ wins at Mardi Gras film festival

The documentary Becoming Colleen has won the Audience Award at Queerscreen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. This is the second time Producer and Director Ian W Thomson has taken out the award at MGFF after his win on 2014 with the exposé on homosexuality in surf culture Out in the Lineup. Thomson said film festivals like the […]

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Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

For the 50+ attendees at the Lifeline WA Pride Panel on Tuesday 6 November, there was a clear message presented by the 8 panelists from a range of LGBTQI+ organisations – In order to support LGBTQI+ people in crisis, there needs to be a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ people […]

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GRAI welcome bill to expunge historic homosexual convictions

GRAI welcome bill to expunge historic homosexual convictions

Western Australia’s advocacy group for older LGBTI+ people has welcomed the passage of the Historic Homosexual Convictions Expungement Bill in parliament this week. GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) have voiced their support for the legislation that allows for the expungement of convictions for actions which are no longer considered criminal. GRAI’s Chair June Lowe says […]

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Befriending elders: Help create a new community project

Befriending elders: Help create a new community project

Community organisations GRAI and Prime Timers are joining together for a new project. SOUL is a proposal for a social outreach project aiming to provide a range of services to support older members of the LGBTI community. The two groups have worked together and developed an outline for a befriending and social outreach project called […]

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When We Are Old And Gay: A love letter to the ageing LGBTI+ community

When We Are Old And Gay: A love letter to the ageing LGBTI+ community

Do you remember when you first came out? Do you remember how it felt to be finally honest with yourself about who you truly were? That sense of fear but also relief that you no longer had to hide in the closet. Now, could you imagine putting yourself back in the closet? That horrifying choice […]

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GRAI offer workshop for people with Type II Diabetes

GRAI offer workshop for people with Type II Diabetes

Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing (GRAI) are offering a free workshop for people recently diagnosed with type II diabetes. Diabetes is chronic condition where the body does pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or cells become insulin resistant. Without treatment serious health problems can result. The DESMOND workshop (Diabetes Education and Self Management for […]

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New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

Older gay men’s concerns regarding ageing and aged-care settings are driven by their class and sexuality, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology. There has been a growing focus both locally and internationally into how LGBTIQ people are treated in aged care. Plans for the first LGBT specific retirement home were launched in […]

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