Queer in Canberra

“QUEER” IS NOT A WORD THAT IS UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED OR UNDERSTOOD; SO, I’D LIKE TO EXPLORE WHAT IT IS TO BE A QUEER WOMAN IN CANBERRA AND WHY THIS 50-SOMETHING, MOTHER OF TWO HAS EMBRACED THE TERM.

I am old enough to remember when queer was used pejoratively to mean “strange” or “peculiar”. The word was reclaimed in the eighties as a deliberately provocative, or political, term for people who identified with the LGBT community, but saw themselves as maybe more, or other, than the initialism represented.

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We are seeking expressions of interest for appointment to our Board of Directors

The AIDS Action Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced people to be considered for appointment to the Board of Directors.

We strongly encourage and welcome applications from People living with HIV, culturally and linguistically diverse people, members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and we welcome people from the trans and gender diverse communities as well as people from the intersex community.  

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The RISE Study

RISE stands for ‘Recent Diagnosis and the Impact of Support on Experiences of HIV’. RISE is exploring people’s experiences of being diagnosed with HIV and the changes in their lives following their diagnosis.

​What's involved? Simply complete an online survey twice a year. The survey includes detailed questions about your experience of being diagnosed with HIV, and your life since then. In the first survey we will also ask you some questions about your life in the period just before you were diagnosed. The survey will take about 35–45 minutes to complete. (The follow-up surveys will be shorter.)

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Holiday Shut Down, 2018

THank you for your continued support of the AIDS Action Council.  We would like to wish you and yours a festive holiday season and a Happy New Year!

 The Council will be closed from 21 December 2018 – 7 January 2018. If you need support during this time, please contact:

QLife | Open 3pm – midnight | 1800 184 527 | https://qlife.org.au/

Lifeline | Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 | https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Domestic Violence Crisis Service| Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 | https://dvcs.org.au/

Crisis and Assessment Treatment Team (CATT) | Open 24/7 | (02) 6205 1065

For those aged under 25, there are also the following services available.

Kids Helpline | Open 24/7 | 1800 551 800 | https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Eheadspace | 1800 650 890 | https://www.eheadspace.org.au/

We look forward to seeing you in 2019. 

Support the Trevor Daley Fund this festive season.

As 2018 draws to an end and the festive season here upon us, it is a great time to share the love and donate to the Trevor Daley Fund (TDF).

TDF supports people living with HIV. This year we have assisted new and existing clients to support their journey to live well with HIV. We have provided assistance with basic living needs such as accommodation, medical expenses and food. And with growing pressure for assistance, we need your help.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting, 2018

 

To all Members of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT Incorporated:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the

AIDS Action Council of the ACT Incorporated

To be held on Wednesday 28 November 2018 from 5:30 pm at:

Federation Room, Havelock House
85 Northbourne Avenue, Turner ACT 2602

RSVP or apologies can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Joint Statement on the Religious Freedom Review recommendations from LGBTI organisations, leaders and allies.

As organisations, leaders and allies of diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, we stand united in our call on all Australian governments to ensure that every person can go to school, work or access services free from discrimination.

Australians voted for fairness and equality last year, not to entrench discrimination against LGBTI people and their families.

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AIDS Action Council acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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Donate to the AIDS Action Council or the Trevor Daley Fund. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Call 6257 2855 or email us for more details.