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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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What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

‘All Things Queer’ RTRFM’s weekly program focussed on LGBTIQ+ issues is on air today at 11:00am. On today’s show the team have lined up a great series of interviews. Vice President of Pride WA Graham Lovelock is going to be providing some information on what’s planned for this years PrideFEST in November. Paul Van Lieshout […]

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Making LGBTI inclusion happen in aged care

Making LGBTI inclusion happen in aged care

GRAI: Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing are holding a breakfast seminar next week that looks into how businesses and service providers can be more inclusive of older people in the community. The half day seminar is designed for service professionals who are working towards more socially inclusive services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and […]

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Mental health sector aims to be more inclusive

Mental health sector aims to be more inclusive

New training program to embed LGBTI inclusive services in mental health sector An increased level of training around ensuring LGBTI people and acknowledged and made to feel inclusive is leading change in the mental health sector. Early March saw the beginning of an exciting new development in building LGBTI inclusive services in Western Australia. The […]

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Photos: GRAI Sundowner

Photos: GRAI Sundowner

Gay Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) held a sundowner in the Urban Orchard to begin the Pride weekend. Entertainment was provided by singer Addison Axe and Scarlet Curtains, who delivered a wild take on ‘Cabaret’. Check out the photos from the event. 

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