• Counselling


    Our Counselling Team specialises in providing LGBTIQ competent support to Canberrans, with a strong knowledge base of professional qualifications and lived experience.

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  • Check It Out Podcast

    Check It Out Podcast

    New episode out now: Media personality and producer, Karl Schmid joins us to talk about coming out as HIV positive in the spotlight, and everything that followed.

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  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Council members receive discounts, information and news on sexual health, can access free services and importantly, support the ongoing work of the Council.

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Rainbow Families Community Events

Rainbow Families events are an opportunity for families with LGBTIQ identifying parents and/ or children to come together as families to connect and celebrate their family’s uniqueness in a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental environment. Events provide a great opportunity for families to form new friendships, or catch up for fun activities with existing friends.  Each event reflects the Council's values of Respect, Inclusiveness, Partnership and Empowerment, and have lasting positive impacts on our overall community.

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Find out about shigellosis

The ACT and NSW have both seen an increase in multi-drug-resistant shigellosis cases acquired through male-to-male sexual contact which are resistant to all recommended oral antibiotics.

Shigellosis is an infection caused by a bacterium called Shigella.

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Supporting the Council, supporting our communities

As we enter the new financial year, it is a great time to reflect on the ongoing contribution of members and supporters of the AIDS Action Council. A MASSIVE thank you to all those who contributed to the Council’s End of Financial Year Drive for the Trevor Daley Fund, you can read more about the Fund below.

It is now that time of year where we renew our memberships.  Membership of the Council is vital in continuing the vital work of the Council supporting our communities and ending discrimination, marginalisation and stigma for those living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS.

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Rainbow Families Winter Ball, June 2018

We hosted the Rainbow Families Winter Ball on Saturday 16 June at Corroboree Park in Ainslie following our inaugural Rainbow Families Dance Party last October. Our Rainbow Families events provide a fun, safe and inclusive environment for LGBTIQ families to get together, make new connections and nurture existing ones.

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What does FOSTA/SESTA mean for sex workers in the ACT?

Most of us do not spend our waking hours catching up on legislation passed by the United States Congress or, for that matter, the United States Senate.  They legislate for the United States and generally have little or no impact on our daily lives. For some people that changed with the passage of the FOSTA Act (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) in the US Congress and the SESTA Act (Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act) in the US Senate. Together they are referred to as SESTA-FOSTA and, once signed into law by President Trump on 11 April 2018 they made a big difference to how the internet worked, particularly for sex workers.

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