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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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Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram will launch a whole range of new features to their platforms today to allow Australians to celebrate their Pride during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Facebook and Instagram’s Your Voice Matters campaign aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and communities, empowering queer expression, and fostering safety across the platforms. Instagram will also […]

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New campaign to reduce substance abuse ahead of Mardi Gras

New campaign to reduce substance abuse ahead of Mardi Gras

In the lead up to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation ACON has launched a digital campaign to support revellers in managing their substance use and in reducing harms associated with drugs and alcohol. The campaign, to be rolled out across various social media platforms, highlights the effects […]

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NSW shows lowest rate of HIV notifications since 1985

NSW shows lowest rate of HIV notifications since 1985

The amount of new diagnoses of HIV have plummeted in NSW, a development credited to widespread access to PrEP treatment, regular testing and the early uptake of treatment. NSW’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON, has welcomed the release of the latest quarterly NSW HIV Data Report from the NSW Ministry of Health, […]

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Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Thirty six leading national health organisations have called on the Federal Government to put an end to marriage discrimination and legislate for marriage equality. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement, saying the focus of the marriage equality debate should be people. “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to forget what […]

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New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

A new national project that brings an innovative, digital approach to health promotion for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men about sexual health and well-being went live recently. Propelled by decades of experience and the power of community connection, Emen8 is a fresh and innovative digital resource for men where information […]

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