The Future is U

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The Future is U’ is a project funded by the ACT Government’s Capital of Equality Grants Program and managed by The Street Theatre in collaboration with the AIDS Action Council. The aim of the project is to create a new theatre work about the effects of HIV on the lives of Canberrans both in the past and in the present, and that looks toward the future. It is an important work to create now, in the age of PrEP and U=U, as people’s attitudes toward the virus undergo a radical shift, a shift that has changed many people’s behaviours.  Award-winning ACT playwright David Atfield has been commissioned to create the work, which will draw on the lived experience of Canberrans to explore changing attitudes to HIV, stigma and sexual/psychosocial behaviour.

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Canberra LGBTIQ+ Community Consultation - Royal Commission into Aged Care

Silver Rainbow, the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s ageing & aged care project would like represent the voices of older LGBTI people & elders in the Royal Commission into Aged Care. We are doing this through public consultation with LGBTI people and their friends/families who are accessing, previously accessed or tried to access ageing & aged care services.

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Growing our own and supporting local community services

 

How do we care for our community, nurture it and help it grow? Buying locally, shopping locally, supporting farmers’ markets, businesses and artists? These are all familiar concepts; it helps us feel a part of something bigger, cultivates a sense of belonging, and promotes a feeling of ownership:  I support my community; this is where I live and belong. However, there is one way of ‘growing our own’ often overlooked and undervalued - supporting our local community organisations. 

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Ahead of the Game

AIDS Action Council is proud to support Ainslie and Gorman Art Centres in an exciting new artist in residency opportunity! Curious to find out more? Introducing…Ahead of the Game! 

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May update from Philippa

I can't believe it's already May and we’re well into the colder end of Autumn, although it wasn't hard to keep the heater off, until after Anzac Day this year! The colourful leaves have been dropping off the trees and the change of seasons has also brought about new changes and exciting ventures for the Council.

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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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