The AIDS Action Council is closed from Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. We thank you for your support in 2019, and wish you a safe and joyful time until we meet again.
Organisers of the Queer Minds Group have reached out to AIDS Action Council to help organise a reunion of former members, and engage with potential new members to gauge the future potential of this group. AIDS Action Council invites former members, and those interested in finding out more about Queer Minds to a meet up on 27 November between 6 – 7pm at PRIDE HUB Canberra.
The AIDS Action Council is changing names. As we move forward, we’ll be called Meridian Incorporated. We made this important decision collectively at our annual general meeting (AGM) on 20 November, with an overwhelming majority of 48 to three members voting in favour of the new name.
The decision comes on the back of a great deal of consideration and consultation. We listened to members, volunteers, staff, and stakeholders. While AIDS Councils across Australia are trusted institutions, our evolution as a community-controlled organisation has seen us outgrow our identity.
BY DAVID ATFIELD, PRESENTED BY THE STREET THEATRE. A WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING IN HONOUR OF WORLD AIDS DAY.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. This day raises awareness across the world and in our communities about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for the community to show their support for people living with HIV and AIDS related conditions. You can show your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness and support.
Canberra is Australia’s Capital of Equality. The first action plan under the Capital of Equality Strategy sets out how Canberra will continue to grow as Australia’s most LGBTIQ+ welcoming and inclusive city.
The action plan explains the changes that the government wants to make to improve the lives of LGBTIQ+ Canberrans. The government plans to do the things in this action plan before the end of 2020. Two further action plans will build on this work.
Read the action plan now to learn more about how the government is supporting and strengthening LGBTIQ+ Canberrans. To find out more go to: act.gov.au/lgbtiq