Izzy Mudford @ LGBTIQWHC18

Izzy Mudford LGBTIQWHC18

In mid-July, I was lucky to attend the 2018 LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference in Melbourne. The conference runs annually and is jointly hosted by Thorne Harbour Health (formally VAC) and ACON. Over two days, presenters from organisations, local governments and universities around Australia and the pacific cover a broad range of topics related to women’s health including sexual health, alcohol and other drugs use, the wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

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Philippa Moss at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam


AIDS2018 was a historic week in the global response and a hectic week for those at the conference. More than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries came together in Amsterdam for AIDS 2018 – this was a key milestone on the road to a world without HIV and HIV related stigma.

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CBR Fair Day 2018


We are proud to present CBR Fair Day 2018 with the support of our principal partner, the ACT Government and venue partner, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

CBR Fair Day is the largest celebration of Canberra's wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities.  Join and celebrate with us! Enjoy a fabulous day of music and performances. You can also participate in activities and workshops, have a chat at the friendly community stalls, shop at the market and indulge your taste buds with delicious food.

The Rainbow Pet Parade will return with amazing outfits and prizes for pooches of all sizes! More information to come soon.

Fair Day has launched SpringOUT every year since the first SpringOUT Pride Festival in 1999. Bring your friends, partners, family and puppies - there'll be something for everyone to enjoy.

Where: Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon

When: Saturday 3 November

Time: 11am – 4pm

CBR Fair Day is proudly supported by

Principal partner:

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Venue partner: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

Media partner: The Star Observer

Major sponsor: SpringOUT, Star ObserverPwC and A Gender Agenda

Supporting sponsors: Clayton Utz, LEADPeakgrove SolutionsWestlund Counselling and Active Travel


Applications for CBR Fair Day 2018 are now open!

Applications for CBR Fair Day 2018 at Gorman Arts Centre

Applications for sponsors (it includes a stall!), stallholders, performers, workshops and activities for CBR Fair Day 2018 are now open.
Please download the relevant form below and make sure you get the completed form and required certificates back to us as soon as possible! We reached maximum capacity for stalls last year.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please get in touch during office hours by calling 02 6257 2855 or by emailing events @ aidsaction.org.au

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Rainbow Pet Parade

Rainbow Pet Parade 2018

The Rainbow Pet Parade will without a doubt be one of the major highlights of CBR Fair Day 2018! Hosted by Wayne Herbert and Sue Webeck, two of the Council’s funniest and most fabulous supporters, the finest and fluffiest (or not) of Canberra's pups will come together to strut their stuff.

Does your puppy have the waggiest tail? Or have the most fashionable outfit?
There are five categories to choose from (you can enter in one or more!):

  • Waggiest Tail
  • Pet & Owner Look-a-Like
  • Best Trick
  • Best in Show by Popular Opinion
  • Outrageous Outfit
  • Prizes to be announced soon!

Register your fur baby early by downloading the registration form below and returning it by email to events @ northside.asn.au before COB 1 November.

Pet Parade Registration Form

You can also register at the Northside stall at CBR Fair Day!

Registration fee: gold coin donation on the day

All proceeds will go directly to Northside Community Service to fund their PAWS (Pet Assistance and Wellbeing Service) Program. Help keep Canberra's vulnerable pets healthy and happy!

Please note: the Rainbow Pet Parade is for dogs only. Apologies to your pet cats, rabbits, llamas and goats and more!

The Rainbow Pet Parade is made possible with thanks to the AIDS Action Council’s partnership with Northside Community Service. Read more about Northside’s PAWS Program here.

Rainbow Families Winter Ball

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AIDS Action Council warmly invites little people aged 0-15 years and their families to the Rainbow Families Winter Ball at Corroboree Park Function Hall on Saturday 16 June.

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018

"Reflecting on our Past, Preparing for our Future”.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial reminds us of the tremendous impact that HIV and the AIDS movement have had on our lives. The Memorial emphasizes the need for people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and reflect on the past and the precious lives that have been lost. 

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Bruce Richman U=U Speaking Tour

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New York City’s Bruce Richman is the award-winning founder of Prevention Access Campaign, the movement behind the U=U phenomenon. Bruce is coming to Australia as part of a nationwide U=U campaign from The Institute of Many (TIM) and Dynamix International and he'll be answering all your questions alongside medical/research professionals and other community members. 

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National Day of Women Living with HIV: Morning Tea

The AIDS Action Council invites you to morning tea at Havelock House to remember and support women living with HIV on National Day of Women Living with HIV. Coming the day after International Women's Day, this awareness-raising day was created by Femfatales, a network of women living with HIV of the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA).

Please bring a gold coin donation to help support women impacted by and living positively with HIV.

When: 10.30am – 12pm on Friday 9 March 2018
Where: 85 Northbourne Ave, Turner
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6257 2855

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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.