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Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

As Sydney prepares to celebrate the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, LGBTQ health advocates are reminding revellers to look after their health, safety and wellbeing during the party season, especially in relation to HIV, sexual health, the use of alcohol and other drugs, consent and COVID-19. ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, […]

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Have your say on youth sexual health education & awareness

Have your say on youth sexual health education & awareness

Youth Educating Peers (The YEP Project) have launched their biennial survey to analyse the state of sexual health awareness and education among young people in Western Australia. Operating under the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA), the YEP Project have been working to ensure peer-to-peer education and empowerment when it comes to young people and […]

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Australian sexual health campaign sparks homophobic backlash

Australian sexual health campaign sparks homophobic backlash

Thorne Harbour Health’s longest-running sexual health campaign, The Drama Downunder, continues to spark complaints to Australia’s Ad Standards with the latest seasonal testing campaign. First launched in 2008, the Drama Downunder has been highlighting the importance of maintaining sexual health and wellbeing for over a decade. During that time, the campaign has regularly received complaints […]

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Asian gay men encouraged to participate in a major sexual health survey

Asian gay men encouraged to participate in a major sexual health survey

ACON, NSW’s leading HIV organisation, is calling on Asian gay men and men who have sex with men in NSW to participate in vital research into their sexual health and wellbeing. The Gay Asian Men’s Survey 2021 (GAMS) aims to collect responses from gay, bisexual and queer men (cis and trans) with an Asian background, […]

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New sexual health campaign encourages testing for STIs

Western Australians are being encouraged to get regular sexual health tests as the rates of some sexually transmitted infections continue to rise. The government’s new Healthysexual campaign is all about preventing, testing, treating and talking to minimise the personal and social impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The campaign features several posters including one featuring […]

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The M Clinic is on the move to new home in West Perth

The M Clinic is on the move to new home in West Perth

Perth’s only sexual health clinic to offer confidential and non-judgmental STI testing and treatment by health professionals who are themselves part of the LGBTQI+ community, is on the move to a bigger and better location. The M Clinic, a service of the WA AIDS Council (WAAC), will be operating in its new home at 2 […]

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WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced they have recommitted to their partnership with Perth Steam Works, as the queer men’s venue reopens after months of lockdown. The project is an extension of WAAC’s M Clinic, which provides free, confidential and inclusive STI testing for all LGBTIQ+ people in Western Australia. Perth Steam Works owner […]

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Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced the development of a new resource that seeks to identify barriers for trans and gender diverse Western Australians accessing sexual health services. SHQ and WAAC have released a short survey to gauge which methods of community engagement are preferable for members of the […]

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The YEP Project announce free sexual health webinar series for youth workers

The YEP Project announce free sexual health webinar series for youth workers

The Youth Affairs Council of WA’s sexual health program The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project, has announced a series of free webinars for youth workers in a COVID-19 world. The peer education initiative aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues, working with the WA youth sector and […]

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ACON shares advice for staying safe and having fun at Mardi Gras

ACON shares advice for staying safe and having fun at Mardi Gras

As Sydney prepares to celebrate the 42nd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend, ACON – NSW’s leading HIV and sexuality and gender diverse health organisation – is encouraging revellers to look after themselves and their friends during the party season. ACON Deputy CEO Karen Price says that it is important that while people […]

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