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!
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.
“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.
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.
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.)
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.